With the countdown to Spring Training now fully underway the dominos are beginning to fall into place. The Diamondbacks have begun holding organizational meetings with the managers, coaches, and representatives from the player development arm to assess each player under club control and how they may fit into the 2012 plans.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is being groomed with practice fields and stadium playing surfaces looking immaculate as ever. The grass is lush and green and the landscape around the Spring Training facility is coming alive with the first signs of spring.
From a fan’s perspective, the only thing missing is the annual free-for-all that represents the first day Spring Training tickets become available for purchase. Each team in the Cactus League seems to have their own timeline of when tickets go on sale.
For the Arizona Diamondbacks, single-game tickets for the 2012 Cactus League will be available starting Saturday January 14th at 10 AM MST. If 2011 was any indication tickets will go quickly for the 19 game home schedule for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Fans need not wait until Saturday to buy tickets though. The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced they will have a pre-sale for 2012 Diamondbacks Season Ticket Holders. Tickets will be made available beginning today January 10th at 9 AM MST. This pre-sale will go through tomorrow January 11th at 1 PM MST so act now to get the best selection of seats.
Cactus League games officially begin on Saturday March 3rd with two road games for a Split Squad Diamondbacks club. Half the team will travel to Scottsdale to take on the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium beginning at 1:05 PM MST. The other half of the team will play at Salt River Fields as the visiting team against the Colorado Rockies at 1:10 PM MST.
The Diamondbacks home Spring Training schedule begins the following day on March 4th when the Diamondbacks host a split squad of the San Francisco Giants. The Diamondbacks end their Cactus League season at Salt River Fields on Monday April 2nd at 1:10 PM MST against the Chicago Cubs.
The team will host the Milwaukee Brewers for two Spring Training games at Chase Field on April 3rd and April 4th in a rematch of the National League Divisional Series before opening the season at home on Friday April 6th in an afternoon game.
The Spring Training Pre-Sale is just one of many benefits the Diamondbacks provide to their Season Ticket Holders. If you would like to take advantage of this offer but are not yet a Season Ticket Holder there are still seats available at Chase Field. You can contact the team either through the team’s web site or by calling Season Ticket Sales at 602-462-4600.