The Seattle Mariners today announced their 2016 Cactus League schedule, a 33-game slate which includes 18 home games at the Peoria (Arizona) Sports Complex. The Mariners and San Diego Padres open their spring schedules on Wednesday, March 2 at 1:10pm (12:10pm PST) in the annual charity game, with proceeds benefitting local charitable and youth organizations in the Peoria area. The two teams meet again on Thursday, March 3.
The home schedule features four night games:
- Saturday, March 12 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (7:40pm/6:40pm PST)
- Saturday, March 19 vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks (7:10pm)
- Wednesday, March 23 vs. the Oakland Athletics (7:10pm)
- Friday, April 1 vs. the Colorado Rockies (7:10pm)
Three games are set against the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. The Royals will visit Peoria on March 9 (1:10 pm/12:10pm PST) and March 28 (1:10pm), and the Mariners will go to Surprise on Saturday, March 19 (1:05pm).
The opponent the Mariners will see most often next spring will be the Colorado Rockies. The two teams will play two games in Peoria and two at Salt River Fields, home of the Rockies. The teams will conclude their Cactus League schedules on Friday, April 1 in Peoria, and Saturday, April 2 at Salt River Fields.
The complete Mariners Spring Training schedule is now available on Mariners.com. Information on radio and TV coverage on 710 ESPN Seattle and ROOT SPORTS Northwest will be announced at a later date.
Spring Training Tickets
There will be a special presale of 2016 Spring Training single game tickets for Mariners season ticket holders and Mariners.com registered users December 5-7. Single game tickets will be available to all fans, online only, beginning Saturday, December 12. The Peoria box office opens on Saturday, January 9.
Spring Training Travel
Spring Training Travel packages are now available that include a choice of accommodations, car rental, exclusive postgame dinner with select Mariners players and team personnel, game tickets, parking and commemorative Mariners Spring Training merchandise. Escorted "Senior" packages are also available. Check Mariners.com/SpringTraining for details on package offers and pricing.