Reds announce spring schedule
The Reds announced the spring schedule today, as well as new way to get more money out of people who want to see the top games.
Here's the release from the Reds:
Two-game ticket packages for Cincinnati Reds 2008 spring training games will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19 at their spring training complex, on-line at reds.com and by phone at (877) 647-7337. Tickets for all individual games will go on sale at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, January 26. The Reds' spring training site will be in Sarasota, Florida for the 11th season.
Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to the City of Sarasota Sports Complex on February 16, and position players are due in on February 19. An intra-squad scrimmage tentatively is scheduled for February 26 at Ed Smith Stadium.
This spring there will be seven Premium games at Sarasota's Ed Smith Stadium, including afternoon exhibitions against the Cleveland Indians (March 4), New York Yankees (March 6, March 14), Atlanta Braves (March 8) and Detroit Tigers (March 17) in addition to the Reds’ home night games against the Philadelphia Phillies (March 13) and Toronto Blue Jays (March 24).
From Saturday, January 19 through Friday, January 25 fans only can purchase any or all of four two-game ticket packages that include the Yankees (March 6) & Pittsburgh Pirates (March 7), Braves (March 8) & Houston Astros (March 11), Yankees (March 14) & Phillies (March 16) and Tigers (March 17) & Pirates (March 18). All single-game tickets will go on sale at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, January 26.
On January 19, tickets will be sold at the third base ticket booth on the east side of the ballpark, located at 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue in Sarasota, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Beginning January 21, the ticket booth will be open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. The ticket booth is closed Sundays, except on gameday. Tickets also can be purchased any time online at reds.com or by phone at (877) 647-7337. For information regarding spring training tickets or Ed Smith Stadium, call (941) 954-4464 or log on to reds.com.
Ticket prices for Reds 2008 spring training games are the same as in 2007, including $14 for box seats, $12 for reserved seats and $7 for general admission. There is an additional $2 charge per ticket for each of the seven Premium games. The Reds’ 34-game Major League exhibition schedule opens February 27 and includes 17 games at Ed Smith Stadium.
(Schedule & Times Always Subject To Change)
Day Date Opponent Site Gametime
Wednesday February 27 Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater 1:05 PM
Thursday February 28 MINNESOTA TWINS SARASOTA 1:05 PM
Friday February 29 TAMPA BAY RAYS SARASOTA 1:05 PM
Saturday March 1 PITTSBURGH PIRATES SARASOTA 1:05 PM
Sunday March 2 Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin 1:05 PM
Monday March 3 Minnesota Twins Ft. Myers 1:05 PM
Tuesday March 4 CLEVELAND INDIANS SARASOTA 1:05 PM
Wednesday March 5 Boston Red Sox Ft. Myers 1:05 PM
Thursday March 6 NEW YORK YANKEES SARASOTA 1:05 PM
Friday March 7 PITTSBURGH PIRATES (SS) SARASOTA 1:05 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates (SS) Bradenton 7:05 PM
Saturday March 8 ATLANTA BRAVES SARASOTA 1:05 PM
Sunday March 9 Tampa Bay Rays St. Petersburg 1:05 PM
Monday March 10 New York Yankees Tampa 7:15 PM
Tuesday March 11 HOUSTON ASTROS (SS) SARASOTA 1:05 PM
Detroit Tigers (SS) Lakeland 1:05 PM
Wednesday March 12 Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater 7:05 PM
Thursday March 13 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES SARASOTA 7:05 PM
Friday March 14 Pittsburgh Pirates (SS) Bradenton 1:05 PM
NEW YORK YANKEES (SS) SARASOTA 1:05 PM
Saturday March 15 Boston Red Sox Ft. Myers 1:05 PM
Sunday March 16 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES SARASOTA 1:05 PM
Monday March 17 DETROIT TIGERS SARASOTA 1:05 PM
Tuesday March 18 PITTSBURGH PIRATES SARASOTA 1:05 PM
Wednesday March 19 OFF DAY
Thursday March 20 Minnesota Twins Ft. Myers 7:05 PM
Friday March 21 Pittsburgh Pirates Bradenton 1:05 PM
Saturday March 22 Houston Astros Kissimmee 1:05 PM
Sunday March 23 TAMPA BAY RAYS SARASOTA 1:05 PM
Monday March 24 TORONTO BLUE JAYS SARASOTA 7:05 PM
Tuesday March 25 Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater 1:05 PM
Wednesday March 26 Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin 7:05 PM
Thursday March 27 MINNESOTA TWINS SARASOTA 1:05 PM
Friday March 28 Tampa Bay Rays St. Petersburg 1:05 PM
Saturday March 29 TAMPA BAY RAYS SARASOTA 1:05 PM