Phillies to open 2017 season in Cincinnati

Home opener vs. Nats on April 7; Phils to face AL West in Interleague Play

Phillies to open 2017 season in Cincinnati

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies open their 2017 season just like they opened their 2016 season.

They travel to Cincinnati, where they play the Reds in the season opener on April 3 at Great American Ball Park. The Phillies play their home opener April 7 against the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets follow the Nationals into town to complete a six-game homestand.

Phillies' 2017 schedule

The Phillies play the Red Sox and American League West teams in Interleague Play. They host the Mariners (May 9-10), Red Sox (June 14-15), Astros (July 24-26) and A's (Sept. 15-17). They play on the road against the Rangers (May 16-18), Red Sox (Jun 12-13), Mariners (June 27-28) and Angels (Aug. 1-3).

2017 Phillies season ticket deposits

The Phillies have a few interesting stretches on the schedule:

• They play 16 of their final 19 games of the season at home.

• They play 16 of 21 games on the road from April 28 through May 21.

• They play 15 of 19 games on the road from Aug. 1 through Aug. 20. That stretch includes two West Coast trips. The first takes the Phillies to the Angels and Rockies. They return home to play the Mets in a four-game series (Aug. 10-13) before hitting the road again to play the Padres and Giants.

Fans looking to make a baseball road trip or two might want to consider a Dodgers-Cubs road trip in late April/early May, Seattle for a short two-game series in late June, the Angels-Rockies trip in early August or the San Diego and San Francisco road trip in mid-August.

The 2017 promotions schedule will be available at a later date.

The annual Phillies Phestival is scheduled for May 11.

Ticket information worth noting includes: six-game and three-game packs go on sale in late November, group tickets will go on sale in mid-December and individual tickets go on sale in February.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.