The second schedule of the evening: We’ve posted the St. Louis Cardinals 2017 spring schedule, as the team prepares for training camp at Roger Dean Stadium, the facility shared with the Miami Marlins.
The team’s 32-game Grapefruit League slate begins on Saturday, February 25, at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, as visitors against the Miami Marlins, and concludes on Wednesday, March 29 against the Washington Nationals.
The Cardinals’ Grapefruit League schedule features 16 home dates and 16 road games including three games as the “visiting” team against the Marlins (Feb. 25, Mar. 12 & 25), giving them 19 total games at Roger Dean Stadium. The Cardinals and Marlins will play a total of seven games this spring.
The Cardinals host six different Grapefruit League opponents including seven games against 2016 postseason teams. With the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros moving into Palm Beach County, the Cardinals will play 27 of their 32 games within an hour of Roger Dean Stadium including three against the Wild Card qualifying New York Mets in Port St. Lucie. In a quirk of the schedule, the Cardinals will play only afternoon home games in 2017.
The five road trips beyond an hour’s drive include two trips to Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando to play the Atlanta Braves (Feb. 28 & March 19) and three trips to Fort Myers to play the American League East Division Champion Boston Red Sox (Feb. 27) and Minnesota Twins (March 6 & 15).
Season tickets are now on sale. Individual spring training tickets for games in Jupiter will go on sale Saturday, January 7, at 10 a.m. ET. Cardinals individual spring training tickets are sold in two sections: Reserved Box and Bleachers. Designated games are listed as Premium, Standard and Value. Reserved Box tickets are $42 for Premium games, $35 for Standard games and $29 for Value. Bleachers are $25 for Premium, $20 for Standard and $15 for Value.
Cardinals’ pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Jupiter on February 14 and Cardinals’ position players are scheduled to report February 17.