What sort of information are we seeing? This week we updated tentative schedules for the Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins. Most of these updates had to do with game times, but there were some other small schedules changes with games dropped from the lineup. More than half of these schedule updates are not yet live on the official MLB team schedules. Remember: when a team releases a schedule, it also affects other visiting teams, so every schedule received an upgrade of sorts. We also updated our master Cactus League and Grapefruit League schedules to denote a new round of night games, as we know many of you are interested in scheduling your own day-night spring-training doubleheaders.
In that vein we have ticket information for the Pittsburgh Pirates. While we still do not have game times, we do have info for when tickets go on sale and details on how the Bucs are selling season tickets.
The biggest and most immediate news: the Pirates instituted a new way to renew spring-training season tickets with an opt-in auto renewal system. Those holding packages should see notifications by tomorrow, Oct. 29. In addition, season-ticket holders will now have the option to pay in installments; first payment will be due at the time of renewal with the balance due on January 10, 2022. Season-ticket Holders will have until Tuesday, February 1, to renew their same seats for the 2022 season.
In addition, the Pirates also announced the on-sale date for new Three-Game Flex Packs, a three-voucher Spring Training ticket package that lets plan holders redeem tickets at their convenience. Those packages, as well as new season tickets and group packages, go on sale Tuesday, November 2.
Finally: Individual spring training game tickets go on sale (online only) at 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday, November 9.