Rockies open 34-game spring slate Feb. 25

Club will host Puerto Rico in WBC exhibition game

Rockies open 34-game spring slate Feb. 25

DENVER -- The Rockies' 34-game Spring Training schedule, which begins against the D-backs on Feb. 25, will include a World Baseball Classic exhibition game.

The slate opens at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Ariz. -- a stadium complex the Rockies and D-backs share -- with games Feb. 25 and 26. Also on Feb. 26, a Rockies split squad will play against the White Sox in Glendale, Ariz.

The Rockies will meet Puerto Rico's WBC squad March 9 at Salt River Fields. The ballpark will host two other WBC games not involving the Rockies -- the D-backs face Mexico on March 8 and the WBC Pool E (Tokyo) qualifier March 18.

Root Sports Rocky Mountain will broadcast six games -- March 20 and March 25 against the World Series champion Cubs, March 22 against the American League champion Indians, March 24 against the Giants, March 31 against the Mariners in Peoria, Ariz., and the Cactus League finale April 1 against the Mariners at Salt River Fields.

KOA NewsRadio, the Rockies' radio partner since the inaugural season in 1993, will broadcast 23 games beginning with the opener on a couple of frequencies. Twelve of the games will be on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM, with the other 11 on KDSP Denver Sports 760.

All of the home games are at 1:10 p.m. local time except for March 28 against the Rangers and April 1 against the Mariners, which will start at 12:10 p.m.

Spring Training season-ticket plans for the Rockies' 17 home games and all 34 spring games at Salt River Fields will be available starting Friday. Individual tickets go on sale Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. MT.

Tickets, ranging from $11 to $37, can be purchased online at rockies.com/spring, the Salt River Fields center-field ticket office, all Rockies Dugout Store locations or by calling 1-888-490-0383 or (480) 362-9467. Service charges apply online and over the phone. For more information, call 303-ROCKIES (762-5437). General admission lawn seating, which holds up to 4,000 a game, is $11-$16, and the 7,000 reserve seats are $21-$37. The Rockies Plan, covering the Rockies' 17 home games, ranges from $187-$544.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and like his Facebook page. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.