The Red Sox today announced their 2006 spring training schedule, which will feature 32 games -- 16 at City of Palms Park in Ft. Myers. In addition, the team also announced that pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 18 (first workout on Feb. 19) while the full squad is due to arrive on Feb. 22 (first workout on Feb. 23).
Tickets will go on sale this Saturday (Dec. 3), and prices will be the same as they were last year:
Standing room -- $ 10
Lawn -- $12
Bleachers -- $ 13
Reserved seats -- $ 21
Box seats -- $ 24
Dugout box row 2 -- $ 36
Dugout box row 1 -- $40
Home plate box -- $44
Parking -- $ 7
Tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the City of Palms box office, on the Internet at www.redsox.com, or by calling (617) 482-4SOX. For accessible seating, call (877) RED-SOX9. Hearing-impaired fans can call (617) 226-6644.
The Red Sox open their spring schedule on Thursday, March 2, when they travel across Ft. Myers to take on the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium. They make their City of Palms Park debut the following day with a 1:05 p.m. game against Boston College and a 7:05 p.m. contest against Northeastern University.
The Sox will host the Florida Marlins for the traditional St. Patrick’s Day game on March 17 (1:05 p.m.). They face the Yankees just once, on Wednesday, March 22 in Tampa.
After 30 Grapefruit League games in Florida, the Red Sox will conclude the 2006 spring schedule with a pair of games against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia April 1 and April 2.
The Red Sox open the regular season April 3 at Texas.