D-backs set 2012 Spring Training schedule

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks announced their 35-game Cactus League schedule, which features 16 home games and three road games at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. 2012 will mark the second year at the shared Spring Training facility with the Colorado Rockies on Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community land near Scottsdale.

The D-backs open their 15th Spring Training on March 3 with split-squad contests against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at 1:10 p.m. and the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium at 1:05 p.m. The D-backs' home portion of their schedule opens on March 4 vs. the Giants at 1:10 p.m. and closes on April 2 vs. the Cubs at 1:10 p.m. The D-backs have 12 games against their National League West rivals with four games against the Rockies, a trio of games each versus the Giants and San Diego Padres and two games against the Los Angeles Dodgers. In a rematch of the National League Division Series, the D-backs and NL Central Champion Milwaukee Brewers will face off four times, including a pair of games at Chase Field on April 3-4 to close out the exhibition season. The D-backs schedule also features night games on March 10 vs. the Seattle Mariners at Salt River Fields, March 14 at the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields, March 23 at the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch, March 24 vs. the Kansas City Royals at Salt River Fields and April 3 vs. the Brewers at Chase Field.

Tickets for all games at Salt River Fields are priced from $8-26. General admission lawn seating that will hold 4,000 people will be $8 and tickets for 7,000 reserved seats in the seating bowl range from $17-$26. More specifically, ticket prices for games at Salt River Fields are: Infield Box $26, Dugout Reserve $23, Infield Reserve $21, Miller Lite Taste Zone $20, Coors Light Cold Zone $20, Pepsi Patio $19, Baseline Reserve $17 and Lawn $8. The D-backs Plan, which offers tickets for each of their 16 home games is priced: Infield Box $416, Dugout Reserve $368, Infield Reserve $336, Baseline Reserve $272 and Lawn $128.

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members and D-backs and Rockies season-ticket holders may purchase season-ticket plans for Spring Training games at Salt River Fields exclusively between Dec. 5-9. Season-ticket plans for the D-backs' 16 home games at Salt River Fields and all 33 Cactus League games at Salt River Fields featuring the D-backs and Rockies will go on sale to the public beginning Dec. 12.

Individual game tickets for all 33 games at Salt River Fields will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Jan. 14. Tickets can be purchased in person at the D-backs Ticket Office at Chase Field, at dbacks.com/spring or by calling 888.490.0383 or 480.362.WINS (9467).

Salt River Fields is the first Spring Training facility built on Native American land. Owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the 140-acre site near the Pima-Loop 101 Freeway and Indian Bend Rd. consists of separate training facilities and clubhouses accommodating each team as well as an 11,000-seat ballpark featuring a uniquely designed roof structure offering fans in the cross aisle plenty of shade. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is one of two entertainment venues carrying the "Talking Stick" brand along with Talking Stick Golf Club and Talking Stick Resort.