Cubs announce 2017 Spring Training schedule

The Chicago Cubs today announced their 2017 Spring Training schedule, which begins on Saturday, February 25 with a split squad day that includes the club's Sloan Park opener against the Oakland Athletics and a road game at the San Francisco Giants.

The club's 37-game schedule includes 17 games at Sloan Park, 16 Cactus League road games, two games in Las Vegas against the Cincinnati Reds on March 25-26 and a pair of games in Houston to close out the exhibition schedule on March 30-31 at Minute Maid Park.

The Cubs and White Sox play twice next spring - Monday, February 27 in Mesa and Friday, March 17 in Glendale. The Cubs will also play two World Baseball Classic opponents at Sloan Park - March 7 vs. Team Italy and March 18 vs. a team that emerges from the Asia bracket.

Individual game tickets for the 2017 Chicago Cubs home spring training games at Sloan Park will go on sale Saturday, January 7 at 11 a.m. CT at the Sloan Park ticket office, on www.cubs.com or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS. For season ticket and group ticket information please visit www.sloanpark.com or call 1-800-THE-CUBS.

Fans may direct ticket and additional spring training questions to mesa@cubs.com. For continuously updated information and to take a virtual tour of Sloan Park, please visit www.sloanpark.com.

The Cubs 2017 Spring Training schedule is below. All games are scheduled to start at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time unless otherwise denoted (start times still subject to change). Cubs split squad games are denoted with an (ss).

Date / Opponent / Site

Saturday, February 25 / Oakland Athletics (ss) / SLOAN PARK; San Francisco Giants (ss) / Scottsdale

Sunday, February 26 / Cleveland Indians / SLOAN PARK

Monday, February 27 / Chicago White Sox / SLOAN PARK

Tuesday, February 28 / Los Angeles Angels / SLOAN PARK

Wednesday, March 1 / Kansas City Royals / Surprise

Thursday, March 2 / Cincinnati Reds / Goodyear

Friday, March 3 / Cincinnati Reds / SLOAN PARK

Saturday, March 4 / Los Angeles Dodgers / SLOAN PARK

Sunday, March 5 / Texas Rangers / Surprise

Monday, March 6 / Los Angeles Angels / Tempe

Tuesday, March 7 / Team Italy / SLOAN PARK

Wednesday, March 8 / OFF DAY   

Thursday, March 9 / Seattle Mariners / SLOAN PARK

Friday, March 10 / Seattle Mariners / Peoria

Saturday, March 11 / Colorado Rockies / SLOAN PARK

Sunday, March 12 / Oakland Athletics / Mesa

Monday, March 13 / San Diego Padres / Peoria

Tuesday, March 14 / Milwaukee Brewers / SLOAN PARK

Wednesday, March 15 / Arizona Diamondbacks (7:05 p.m.) / SLOAN PARK

Thursday, March 16 / Los Angeles Dodgers / Glendale            

Friday, March 17 / Chicago White Sox / Glendale

Saturday, March 18 / Asia WBC Team (ss) / SLOAN PARK; Milwaukee Brewers (ss) / Maryvale

Sunday, March 19 / Kansas City Royals (7:05 p.m.) / SLOAN PARK

Monday, March 20 / Colorado Rockies / Scottsdale

Tuesday, March 21 / OFF DAY                                                                                    

Wednesday, March 22 / Cincinnati Reds (6:05 p.m.) / Goodyear

Thursday, March 23 / Arizona Diamondbacks / Scottsdale

Friday, March 24 / Cleveland Indians / SLOAN PARK

Saturday, March 25 / Cleveland Indians (ss) / Goodyear; Cincinnati Reds (ss) (TBD) / Las Vegas

Sunday, March 26 / San Diego Padres (ss) / SLOAN PARK; Cincinnati Reds (ss) (1:05 p.m. Vegas time) / Las Vegas

Monday, March 27 / Cleveland Indians (6:05 p.m.) / Goodyear

Tuesday, March 28 / San Francisco Giants / SLOAN PARK     

Wednesday, March 29 / Oakland Athletics / SLOAN PARK

Thursday, March 30 / Houston Astros (7:10 p.m. CT) / Houston

Friday, March 31 / Houston Astros (1:10 p.m. CT) / Houston