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Diamondbacks announce 2016 spring training schedule

Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt, right, hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks released their spring training schedule for the 2016 season Thursday which begins March 1 near Scottsdale.

Just as they have in the past five years, the D-backs will play 19 home games (and three away games against the Colorado Rockies) at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Their final series of spring training will take place April 1 and 2 at their regular season home, Chase Field.

Spring training will kick off with the annual Collegiate Series exhibition game against the University of Arizona on March 1 at 3:10 p.m. They’ll follow it up with their Cactus League opener — a home-away series against the Rockies.

The Diamondbacks have 14 games featuring their National League West opponents –five games against the Colorado Rockies, four against the San Francisco Giants, and two games each against the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Evening games will be March 16 vs. Cincinnati Reds, March 21 vs. Milwaukee Brewers, and March 22 vs. Giants, all at Salt River Fields, and March 19 vs. Seattle at Peoria Sports Complex.

General admission lawn seating will be priced $11-$15 and reserved seats range from $21-$37. Spring training ticket packages for all home games (U of A not included) range in price from $187-$544.

2016 ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME
MARCH 1 U of A SALT RIVER FIELDS 3:10
MARCH 2 COLORADO ROCKIES SALT RIVER FIELDS 1:10
MARCH 3 COLORADO ROCKIES SALT RIVER FIELDS 1:10
MARCH 4 OAKLAND ATHLETICS SALT RIVER FIELDS 1:10
MARCH 5 LOS ANGELES DODGERS CAMELBACK RANCH 1:05
MARCH 6 CHICAGO CUBS SALT RIVER FIELDS 1:10
MARCH 7 SEATTLE MARINERS PEORIA SPORTS COMPLEX 1:10
MARCH 8 L.A. ANGELS OF ANAHEIM SALT RIVER FIELDS 12:10
 SAN DIEGO PADRES PEORIA SPORTS COMPLEX 1:10
MARCH 9 SAN DIEGO PADRES SALT RIVER FIELDS 1:10
MARCH 10 L.A. ANGELS OF ANAHEIM TEMPE DIABLO STADIUM TBD
MARCH 11 KANSAS CITY ROYALS SURPRISE STADIUM TBD
MARCH 12 KANSAS CITY ROYALS SALT RIVER FIELDS 1:10
 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS SCOTTSDALE STADIUM 1:05
MARCH 13 CHICAGO WHITE SOX CAMELBACK RANCH 1:05
MARCH 14 SEATTLE MARINERS SALT RIVER FIELDS 1:10
MARCH 16 CINCINNATI REDS SALT RIVER FIELDS 6:40
MARCH 17 CHICAGO CUBS SLOAN PARK TBD
MARCH 18 LOS ANGELES DODGERS SALT RIVER FIELDS 1:10
MARCH 19 TEXAS RANGERS SALT RIVER FIELDS 1:10
 SEATTLE MARINERS PEORIA SPORTS COMPLEX 7:10
MARCH 20 CINCINNATI REDS GOODYEAR SPORTS COMPLEX TBD
MARCH 21 MILWAUKEE BREWERS SALT RIVER FIELDS 6:40
MARCH 22 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS SALT RIVER FIELDS 7:10
MARCH 23 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS SALT RIVER FIELDS 1:10
MARCH 24 SAN DIEGO PADRES PEORIA SPORTS COMPLEX TBD
MARCH 25 CLEVELAND INDIANS SALT RIVER FIELDS 1:10
MARCH 26 MILWAUKEE BREWERS MARYVALE BASEBALL PARK TBD
MARCH 27 COLORADO ROCKIES SALT RIVER FIELDS 1:10
 TEXAS RANGERS SURPRISE STADIUM TBD
MARCH 28 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS SCOTTSDALE STADIUM 1:05
MARCH 29 COLORADO ROCKIES SALT RIVER FIELDS 1:10
MARCH 30 OAKLAND ATHLETICS HOHOKAM 12:05
MARCH 31 COLORADO ROCKIES SALT RIVER FIELDS 12:10
APRIL 1 KANSAS CITY ROYALS CHASE FIELD 6:40
APRIL 2 KANSAS CITY ROYALS CHASE FIELD 6:40

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