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Rockies announce 33-game 2013 Spring Training schedule

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced their 33-game 2013 Cactus League schedule today, which features 16 home dates and 17 games total, played at the Rockies Spring Training site in Scottsdale, Ariz., Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. This season represents the third year at the shared Spring Training facility with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Colorado opens their Spring Training schedule with a home-and-home game against the Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields. The Rockies will host the second of the two games with Arizona and play five of their first seven games at Salt River Fields, four of which are home games.

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With the First Round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic being held in Phoenix, Arizona, the Rockies will host a March 6 exhibition against Team USA at Salt River Fields at 7:10 p.m. The exhibition vs. Team USA is the first of five night games the Rockies will host, the others being March 8 vs. Kansas City, March 18 vs. Cincinnati, March 23 vs. San Diego and March 25 vs. Cleveland.

The Rockies final home game of the Cactus League schedule is Thursday, March 28 vs. Milwaukee, against whom the Rockies open the 2013 regular season at Miller Park on Monday, April 1. Colorado will conclude their 2013 exhibition season in Salt Lake City against the Seattle Mariners on March 30. The game will be played at Spring Mobile Ballpark, home of the Salt Lake Bees of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim affiliate).

Individual game tickets for all 33 games at Salt River Fields will go on sale beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013. Tickets can be purchased at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Centerfield Ticket Office, the Coors Field Ticket Office, all Dugout Store locations, online at coloradorockies.com or by calling 888.490.0383 or 480.362.WINS (9467).

Service charges apply at the Dugout Stores, online and over the phone. For additional Rockies Spring Training information please call (303) ROCKIES. All home spring games begin at 1:10 p.m. local time, other than the five home night games, which begin at 7:10 p.m. Away games will start at 1:05 p.m. local time, other than the two road night games, at Cincinnati Reds (March 15, 7:05 p.m.) and at the Los Angeles Dodgers (March 26, 7:05 p.m.).

General admission lawn seating that holds 4,000 people is $8 and tickets for the 7,000 reserved seats in the seating bowl range from $18-$27. More specifically, ticket prices for games at Salt River Fields are: Infield Box $27, Dugout Reserve $25, Infield Reserve $23, View Reserve $21, Miller Lite Taste Zone $20, Coors Light Cold Zone $20, Pepsi Patio $19, Baseline Reserve $18 and Lawn $8. The Rockies Plan, which offers tickets for each of our 16 home games is priced: Infield Box $432, Dugout Reserve $400, Infield Reserve $368, Baseline Reserve $288 and Lawn $128. The package price for all 33 games at Salt River Fields range from $264 (Lawn seating) to $891 (Infield Box seating).

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members and D-backs and Rockies Season Ticket Holders may purchase season ticket plans for Spring Training games at Salt River Fields exclusively between Dec. 17-19. Season ticket plans for the Rockies’ 16 home games at Salt River Fields and all 33 Cactus League games at Salt River Fields featuring the D-backs and Rockies will go on sale to the public beginning Dec. 20.

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is located on a 140-acre site near the Pima-Loop 101 and Indian Bend Road and is the first Spring Training facility built on Native American land. Owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the complex consists of separate training facilities, offices and clubhouses accommodating each team as well as an 11,000-seat ballpark that features a uniquely designed roof structure that offers fans in the cross aisle plenty of shade. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is the newest entertainment venue to carry the “Talking Stick” brand, as it joins Talking Stick Golf Club and Talking Stick Resort, both located across Pima-Loop 101 from the training facility.

Following the 2011 season, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick received the Ballpark of the Year Award from Ballparkdigest.com, Baseballparks.com and Digital Ballparks and was named Project of the Year by ENR Southwest. In addition, the New Times of Phoenix named Salt River Fields the “Best Place to Watch a Spring Training Game” and the complex became the first Spring Training facility to receive a gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program.

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