Red Sox announce spring training schedule
|11.21.13 at 1:36 pm ET|
The Red Sox announced their 2014 spring training schedule, with Truck Day taking place at Fenway Park on Feb. 8, pitchers and catchers reporting on Feb. 15, position players slated for a Feb. 18 arrival and the team opening its slate with exhibitions against Northeastern and Boston College on Feb. 27 and its Grapefruit League slate with a contest against the Twins on Feb. 28 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers.
Here is the team’s press release and schedule:
The Boston Red Sox today released their 2014 Spring Training schedule, which includes 17 games at the team’s Spring Training facility, JetBlue Park at Fenway South. Tickets for all 2014 Spring Training games at JetBlue Park are scheduled to go on sale on Saturday, December 7 at 10 a.m. at JetBlue Park, by phone, and on redsox.com.
Eight of the 15 seating categories at JetBlue Park will increase by $2. Ticket prices will range from $5 to $48. There will be no price change for the seven seating categories priced $15 or less. This coming year marks the Red Sox’ third at JetBlue Park at Fenway South.
Fans can purchase tickets at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL, online at redsox.com, and by phone at 888-REDSOX6. Fans who require ADA accessible seating may also call 877-REDSOX9. Hearing impaired fans may call the Red Sox TTY line at (617) 226-6644.
All 2014 day games at JetBlue Park are scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m. and all night games are scheduled at 7:05 p.m. Boston will open the Spring Training season with two college exhibition games on Thursday, February 27 ‘ a 1:05 p.m. single admission doubleheader starting with a game against the Northeastern University Huskies followed by a game with the Boston College Eagles.
The Red Sox will launch the 2014 Grapefruit League schedule at home on Friday, February 28 at 1:05 p.m. against their Mayor’s Cup rival, the Minnesota Twins. The Twins host Boston at Hammond Stadium the following night, the second of six contests between the cross-town foes.
On Monday, March 17, at 1:05 p.m., the St. Louis Cardinals will visit JetBlue Park for a St. Patrick’s Day rematch of the 2013 World Series participants. The Red Sox will also play a game against the Cardinals in Jupiter, FL, on March 5.
The Red Sox will visit the AL East rival New York Yankees on Tuesday, March 18 in Tampa, and will host the club at JetBlue Park on Thursday, March 20 at 7:05 p.m., one of five night games on the home schedule. Other division matchups include five contests against Baltimore, four versus Tampa, and one against Toronto.
The Red Sox will once again hold an Open House at JetBlue Park on Saturday, February 22. The event is scheduled to include a celebration of the 2013 World Series Championship, give fans an opportunity to walk freely around JetBlue Park, and enjoy concessions and entertainment on Fenway South Drive ‘ a street festival reminiscent of Yawkey Way in Boston. The Open House is open to the public free of charge.
The annual Spring Training equipment truck departure will take place on Saturday, February 8 from Fenway Park. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Saturday, February 15, and will hold their first workout on Monday, February 17. Position players report on February 18 with the first full squad workout set for Thursday, February 20. All workouts are open to the public free of charge.
Feb. 27: NU/BC (home) 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 28: Twins (home) 1:05 p.m.
March 1: At Twins
March 2: Orioles (home), 1:05 p.m.
March 3: At Pirates
March 4: Rays (home), 1:05 p.m.
March 5: At Cardinals
March 6: At Marlins
March 7: Braves (home), 1:05 p.m.
March 8 – split squad: At Orioles (split squad); vs. Orioles (home, split squad), 7:05 p.m.
March 9: At Pirates (split squad)
March 10: Rays (home), 1:05 p.m.
March 11 – split squad: At Orioles; vs. Marlins (home), 1:05 p.m.
March 12: Off day
March 13: At Twins
March 14: At Blue Jays
March 15: Phillies (home), 7:05 p.m.
March 16: At Rays
March 17: Cardinals (home), 1:05 p.m.
March 18: At Yankees,
March 19: Pirates (home), 7:05 p.m.
March 20: Yankees (home), 7:05 p.m.
March 21: At Phillies
March 22: At Braves
March 23: Rays (home), 1:05 p.m.
March 24: At Orioles
March 25: At Rays
March 26: Orioles (home), 1:05 p.m.
March 27: Twins (home), 7:05 p.m.
March 28: At Twins
March 29: Twins (home), 1:05 p.m.
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