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Twins, Red Sox 2012 spring schedules released

November 22, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Both the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox released their respective 33-game spring training schedules Monday.

Spring 2012 is the 22nd season the Twins have trained at the Lee County Sports Complex. The Red Sox will make their debut at newly constructed JetBlue Park

The schedule for the Minnesota Twins features 17 home games with the opener on March 3 against the AL Wild Card Tampa Bay Rays at Hammond Stadium.

The Twins schedule includes one visit by the World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on March 9, a visit by the AL East Champion New York Yankees on March 11, a visit by the NL East Champion Philadelphia Phillies on March 28 and five visits by the Rays.

The Twins conclude the spring with a game on April 4 against the Fort Myers Miracle.

Twins pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 18 with the first workout the next day. The rest of the squad reports on Feb. 23 with the first full-squad workout on Feb. 24.

Season and group tickets already are on sale and can be purchased by calling 1-800-33-TWINS or 612-33-TWINS. Single-game tickets can be purchased beginning Jan. 14.

The Red Sox schedule includes 18 games at JetBlue with the first pitch at 2:35 p.m. on March 3 against Northeastern University followed by a nightcap against Boston College.

The Grapefruit League schedule begins March 4 with the Sox hosting the Twins. The Twins host Boston at Hammond Stadium the following night, the second of six total contests between the crosstown foes. Boston hosts the Yankees on March 22.

Red Sox pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 19 with the first workout on Feb. 21. The first full squad workout is Feb. 25. All workouts are open to the public free of charge.

Tickets for all spring games at JetBlue Park go on sale on Dec. 17.

Ticket prices at JetBlue will range from $5 to $46 with more than 75 percent of tickets available priced at $27 or less. Like City of Palms Park, the majority of seats at JetBlue are shaded.

Fans can purchase tickets at City of Palms Park, online at, and by phone at 888-REDSOX6.



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