Cubs release 2014 Spring Training schedule
Slate includes 16 home games at team's new spring ballpark in Mesa, Ariz.
CHICAGO -- The Cubs will play their first Cactus League game at their new spring ballpark in Mesa, Ariz., on Feb. 27 against the D-backs and finish the schedule with two games at Chase Field in Phoenix.
The Cubs' 2014 Spring Training schedule includes 16 home games, 16 Cactus League road games, a pair of games in Las Vegas and two games against the D-backs at Chase Field.
The Cubs will play six home games in the first nine days of Cactus League play, including games against the Giants on March 1, the Royals on March 2, the Athletics on March 4 and the Rockies on March 5.
On March 15-16, the Cubs travel to Las Vegas for a two-game series against the Mets. The Cubs also will play one home night game in Mesa on March 24 against the Padres.
The Cubs and White Sox begin their intracity rivalry in two games, meeting March 21 in Glendale and March 27 in Mesa, which will be the final home Cactus League game of the 2014 season. The Cubs close out with games March 28-29 at Chase Field.
Next season marks the 36th consecutive spring the Cubs will have spent in Mesa, but will be their first in their new 140-acre site in west Mesa, which was formerly the Riverview golf course. It's located near the highway 101 and 202 interchange, and bordered on the south by the Rio Salado Parkway.
The yet-to-be-named ballpark will seat 14,000-15,000 people, and include a left-field party deck and right-field berm area. The Athletics are taking over the Cubs' former spring site, HoHoKam Stadium, but they will not begin play there until 2015.
Individual game tickets for 2014 Cubs home Spring Training games will go on sale Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. CT at the ballpark's ticket office, on cubs.com, or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS.
Season tickets at the Cubs' new spring ballpark are on sale now, and group tickets will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. CT by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS.
Fans may direct ticket and additional Spring Training questions to email@example.com. For continuously updated information and to take a virtual tour of Cubs Park, please visit cubs.com/mesa.
All Cubs home Spring Training games begin at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time unless otherwise noted. Split-squad games are denoted with an "ss."
2014 Cubs Spring Training Schedule:
Feb. 27: vs. D-backs, Mesa
Feb. 28: at Angels, Tempe
March 1 (ss): vs. Giants, Mesa; at D-backs, Scottsdale (7:10 p.m.)
March 2: vs. Royals, Mesa
March 3: at Brewers, Maryvale
March 4: vs. Athletics, Mesa
March 5: vs. Rockies, Mesa
March 6: at Indians, Goodyear
March 7 (ss): vs. Indians, Mesa; at Angels, Tempe
March 8: at Reds, Goodyear
March 9: vs. Brewers, Mesa
March 10: at Giants, Scottsdale
March 11: vs. Rockies, Mesa
March 12: at Mariners, Peoria
March 13: Off-day
March 14: vs. Dodgers, Mesa
March 15 (ss): at Royals, Surprise; vs. Mets, Las Vegas
March 16 (ss): vs. Indians, Mesa; vs. Mets, Las Vegas
March 17 (ss): vs. Angels, Mesa; at Athletics, Phoenix
March 18: at Rangers, Surprise (7:05 p.m.)
March 19: at Rockies, Scottsdale (6:40 p.m.)
March 20: vs. Mariners, Mesa
March 21: at White Sox, Glendale
March 22: vs. Reds, Mesa
March 23: at Athletics, Phoenix
March 24: vs. Padres, Mesa (7:05 p.m.)
March 25 (ss): vs. Angels, Mesa; at Padres, Peoria (7:05 p.m.)
March 26: at D-backs, Scottsdale
March 27: vs. White Sox, Mesa
March 28: at D-backs, Chase Field
March 29: at D-backs, Chase Field
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.