Spring Training tickets on sale Friday

Presale available online Thursday for Rays Insiders

Spring Training tickets on sale Friday

ST. PETERSBURG -- Single-game tickets for Rays Spring Training games will go on sale next week.

Availability will be as follows:

Friday -- Tickets can be purchased online exclusively at raysbaseball.com/spring at 10 a.m.

Jan. 14 -- Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. and can be purchased via phone at (888) 652-7223 or at the Charlotte Sports Park box office, the Rays Tampa Store (400 N. Tampa St.) and the Tropicana Field box office.

Rays Insider subscribers will have the opportunity to participate in a special online presale on Thursday. The deadline for registration is at noon on Wednesday.

Current subscribers need not reapply. For information on all presale opportunities, visit raysbaseball.com/spring.

The Rays will begin their home schedule for their ninth Spring Training in Port Charlotte at 1:05 p.m. on Feb. 25 against the Pirates.

Spring Training season tickets are still available, beginning at $325 for the Rays' 18-game home schedule at Charlotte Sports Park.

Spring three-game packs and group-ticket opportunities are also available at discounted pricing. Single-game tickets will once again range in price from $10 to $32.

This spring's schedule features several special promotions and giveaways. The home opener will feature a pregame Fan Fest. Gates will open early, and the first-pitch ball will be delivered as part of a special presentation from the United States Special Operations Command Parachute Team.

The Rays take on Team Colombia on March 8 as it prepares for the World Baseball Classic. Fireworks will follow the 6:35 p.m. game. On March 17, the Rays will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with special promotions and activities.

The full promotional and giveaways calendar is available at raysbaseball.com/spring.

The first workout for pitchers and catchers is scheduled for Feb. 14. The first full-squad workout will be on Feb. 19.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.