Nats Spring Training Schedule
You can now start planning your trip to Viera, Fla., to watch the Nationals.
The Nats released their 2010 Spring Training schedule, which is highlighted by a home matchup against the World Champion New York Yankees on March 12 and will conclude with an exhibition tilt against the Boston Red Sox on April 3 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.
The spring schedule is comprised of 32 Grapefruit League contests, including 15 home games at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla. The majority of the Nats schedule is comprised of contests against the Marlins, Mets, Astros, Cardinals, Braves and Tigers. The Red Sox Nation will make a stop in NatsTown on April 3 at Nationals Park. It will be the third straight season that the Nation’s Capital will host a baseball exhibition prior to Opening Day. The Nationals kicked off the 2008 and ’09 campaigns with exhibition contests against the Baltimore Orioles.
If you have a paper chain countdown for Spring Training, there should be 78 rings left till the team’s pitchers/catchers are scheduled to report on Feb. 19. Position players are scheduled to report on Feb. 24 and the first full-squad workout is on Feb. 26.
Keep in mind that individual game tickets for the Nationals’ spring contests at Space Coast Stadium, excluding the March 12 home game against the Yankees, will go on sale Jan. 23 at 10:00 a.m. You can purchase them at the Space Coast Stadium Box Office, online at nationals.com, or by calling 321.633.9200.
Also note that tickets for the Nationals-Red Sox game on April 3 will go on sale at the same time individual game tickets for the 2010 season go on sale in February.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 2010 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
DATE DAY OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
March 4 Thursday Florida Marlins (SS) Jupiter, FL 1:10 PM
Houston Astros (SS) Kissimmee, FL 1:05 pm
March 5 Friday Atlanta Braves Orlando, FL TBD
MARCH 6 SATURDAY NEW YORK METS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
March 7 Sunday New York Mets Port St. Lucie, FL 1:10 pm
MARCH 8 MONDAY FLORIDA MARLINS (SS) VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
MARCH 9 TUESDAY DETROIT TIGERS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
March 10 Wednesday St. Louis Cardinals Jupiter, FL TBD
MARCH 11 THURSDAY HOUSTON ASTROS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
MARCH 12 FRIDAY NEW YORK YANKEES VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
March 13 Saturday Houston Astros (SS) Kissimmee, FL TBD
MARCH 14 SUNDAY ST. LOUIS CARDINALS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
MARCH 15 MONDAY ATLANTA BRAVES VIERA, FL 7:05 PM
MARCH 16 TUESDAY FLORIDA MARLINS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
St. Louis Cardinals Jupiter, FL TBD
March 17 Wednesday Houston Astros Kissimmee, FL TBD
March 18 Thursday * * * Off Day * * *
MARCH 19 FRIDAY ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (SS) VIERA, FL 7:05 PM
MARCH 20 SATURDAY FLORIDA MARLINS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
March 21 Sunday Florida Marlins Jupiter, FL 1:10 pm
MARCH 22 MONDAY NEW YORK METS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
March 23 Tuesday Detroit Tigers Lakeland, FL 6:05 pm
March 24 Wednesday New York Yankees Tampa, FL TBD
MARCH 25 THURSDAY DETROIT TIGERS (SS) VIERA, FL 7:05 PM
MARCH 26 FRIDAY ST. LOUIS CARDINALS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
March 27 Saturday Atlanta Braves Orlando, FL TBD
New York Mets Port St. Lucie, FL 1:10 pm
MARCH 28 SUNDAY ATLANTA BRAVES VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
MARCH 29 MONDAY NEW YORK METS (SS) VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
March 30 Tuesday Florida Marlins Jupiter, FL 1:10 pm
March 31 Wednesday St. Louis Cardinals Jupiter, FL TBD
April 1 Thursday New York Mets Port St. Lucie, FL 12:10 pm
April 2 Friday Boston Red Sox Ft. Myers, FL TBD
APRIL 3 SATURDAY BOSTON RED SOX WASHINGTON, DC 4:05 PM
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