Press Release from Mike Gazda:
NATIONALS ANNOUNCE 2010 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
Schedule features home game vs. World Champion Yankees & exhibition with Red Sox at Nationals Park
The Washington Nationals today announced their 2010 Spring Training schedule, which is highlighted by a home matchup against the World Champion New York Yankees on March 12 and will conclude with an exhibition tilt against the Boston Red Sox on April 3 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.
The Florida-based portion of the Nationals’ spring schedule is comprised of 32 Grapefruit League contests, including 15 home games at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL. It will commence on March 4 with split-squad games against the Florida Marlins in Jupiter, FL, and Houston Astros in Kissimmee, FL. The Nationals will host the New York Mets for their spring home opener on March 6 then will square off against the Yankees on March 12 at Space Coast Stadium.
Washington will play host to the Red Sox on April 3 at Nationals Park, marking the third straight season that the Nation’s Capital will host a baseball exhibition prior to Opening Day. The Nationals kicked off the 2008 and ‘09 campaigns with exhibition contests against the Baltimore Orioles.
The team’s report/workout dates are as follows: pitchers/catchers report (February 19), position players report (February 24), first full-squad workout (February 26).
Individual-game tickets for the Nationals’ spring contests at Space Coast Stadium, excluding the March 12 home game against the Yankees, will be available beginning on January 23 at 10:00 a.m. They can be purchased at the Space Coast Stadium Box Office, online at nationals.com, or by calling 321.633.9200. Season tickets, group tickets and suites are on sale now and can be reserved by calling 321.633.9200. Purchase options for the March 12 Nationals-Yankees contest will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for the Nationals-Red Sox game on April 3 at Nationals Park will be available to the public when individual-game tickets for the 2010 season go on sale in February. Fans interested in season ticket plans at Nationals Park for the 2010 home season may purchase full (82), half (42) and partial (22) packages online at nationals.com/tickets or by calling 202.675.NATS(6287) - option #1. Tickets to the exhibition game against the Red Sox are included in each plan for half price.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 2010 SPRING TRAINING TICKET PRICES
IND GAME PRICE SEAT LOCATION
* Price depending on group size and includes all-you-can-eat buffet, must be purchased 48 hours prior to game, based on availability
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 2010 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
March 4 Thursday
March 5 Friday
MARCH 6 SATURDAY NEW YORK METS VIERA, FL
March 7 Sunday
MARCH 8 MONDAY FLORIDA MARLINS (SS) VIERA, FL
MARCH 9 TUESDAY DETROIT TIGERS VIERA, FL
March 10 Wednesday St. Louis Cardinals Jupiter, FL
MARCH 11 THURSDAY HOUSTON ASTROS VIERA, FL
MARCH 12 FRIDAY
March 13 Saturday
MARCH 14 SUNDAY ST. LOUIS CARDINALS VIERA, FL
MARCH 15 MONDAY ATLANTA BRAVES VIERA, FL
MARCH 16 TUESDAY FLORIDA MARLINS VIERA, FL
March 17 Wednesday Houston Astros Kissimmee, FL
March 18 Thursday
MARCH 19 FRIDAY
MARCH 20 SATURDAY FLORIDA MARLINS VIERA, FL
March 21 Sunday
MARCH 22 MONDAY NEW YORK METS VIERA, FL
March 23 Tuesday
March 24 Wednesday New York Yankees Tampa, FL
MARCH 25 THURSDAY DETROIT TIGERS (SS) VIERA, FL
MARCH 26 FRIDAY
March 27 Saturday
MARCH 28 SUNDAY ATLANTA BRAVES VIERA, FL
MARCH 29 MONDAY NEW YORK METS (SS) VIERA, FL
March 30 Tuesday
March 31 Wednesday St. Louis Cardinals Jupiter, FL
April 1 Thursday
April 2 Friday
APRIL 3 SATURDAY BOSTON RED SOX WASHINGTON, DC * 4:05 PM
Home games in BOLD CAPS
* denotes game at Nationals Park (Washington, DC)