Schedules Updated; Yankees, Padres Release Game Times

Spring Training 2019Some new information for you: we’ve posted New York Yankees and San Diego Padres game times, and we have updated information on when tickets go on sale for the San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and Pittsburgh Pirates.

You can view the updated Yankees schedule here; you can view the updated Padres schedule here. We are still waiting on game-time schedules for several teams, including the Red Sox, Cubs and Orioles. And we are still seeing some small changes in the schedule. Some game times are not yet nailed down, and teams are still adding games: for instance, the Colorado Rockies added a Monday, March 25 at 1:05 p.m. at Isotopes Park. It will mark the first meeting between the two clubs since the Rockies and Isotopes affiliation began in 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. MT on Friday, February 1, at the Isotopes box office, via phone or online at Ticketmaster.

As noted, we have updated information on when tickets go on sale for the San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and Pittsburgh Pirates. (It can be complicated, so read carefully.) The first thing to remember is that there’s no centralized date when spring-training single-game tickets go on sale: each complex and team sets their own dates. That means some tickets will go on sale beginning in November, with most teams putting tickets on sale in December, January and early February. We compile a list of when teams put tickets on sale, and you’ll find the second edition of this list at the end of this article.

But, in one important way, spring-training tickets are on sale. We’re talking here about season tickets, and most teams are already pushing season-ticket packages and soliciting renewals. One of the facts about spring training is that season-ticket holders control the best seats in virtually every popular ballpark. When single-game tickets go on sale for popular teams like the Yankees, Giants, Red Sox, Cubs, Twins and Cardinals, season-ticket holders have already claimed the best seats in the house. And many of these tickets will end up on the secondary market, as these season-ticket holders will rarely attend every game.

So, you are facing some decisions as you plan your trip. Because season tickets are sold before single-game tickets, the secondary market — like ballparkdigesttickets.com — can be a way to nail down one aspect of your trip planning. You can also wait for MLB teams to put tickets on sale and then do some shopping to fit your specific needs, like seats in the shade or seats more suited for autograph hunters. In either case, here is when MLB teams are putting spring-training tickets on sale:

San Diego Padres: Online/phone presale for registered padres.com users, November 7 (11 a.m. Pacific)-November 11; single-game tickets, November 28, 8 a.m. Pacific. Peoria Sports Complex ticket office opens January 26, 2019, 10 a.m. Mountain
Seattle Mariners: Online/phone presale for registered mariners.com users, November 7 (11 a.m. Pacific)-November 11; single-game tickets, November 28, 8 a.m. Pacific. Peoria Sports Complex ticket office opens January 26, 2019, 10 a.m. Mountain
Philadelphia Phillies: 3-game packs November 8; single-game tix January 9, 2019
Oakland Athletics: November 13, 9 a.m. PT
Houston Astros: November 15; flex packs on sale now
Washington Nationals: November 15; flex packs on sale now
Kansas City Royals: November 17
Texas Rangers: November 17
Atlanta Braves: November 19 (Disney games only)
San Francisco Giants: November 19, 10 a.m. PST
Toronto Blue Jays: November 26, 10 a.m.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Season tickets on sale Monday, November 26. Early bird sale, January 15-16. Add $5 to ticket prices during early-bird sale. Individual tickets on sale Saturday, January 19, at 10 a.m.
Boston Red Sox: December 1, 10 a.m. Eastern
Minnesota Twins: December 4
Cincinnati Reds: December 10, 10 a.m. MST
Cleveland Indians: December 10, 10 a.m. MST
Miami Marlins: January 5, 10 a.m. Eastern
St. Louis Cardinals: January 5, 10 a.m. Eastern
Arizona Diamondbacks: January 5
Colorado Rockies: January 5
Chicago White Sox: January 7
Los Angeles Dodgers: January 7
New York Mets: January 12, 10 a.m. Eastern
Chicago Cubs: January 12, 11 a.m. Central
Baltimore Orioles: To be announced
Detroit Tigers: To be announced
Los Angeles Angels: To be announced
Milwaukee Brewers: To be announced
New York Yankees: To be announced
Tampa Bay Rays: To be announced

About Kevin Reichard

Kevin Reichard is editor and publisher of Spring Training Online.

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