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Colorado Rockies 2016 spring training: Tickets now on sale for games at Salt River Fields

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We're almost to spring training, folks. Our long winter is nearly over.

Spring training is nearly here! Go buy tickets!
Spring training is nearly here! Go buy tickets!
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After years (OK, fine, just a couple months) of waiting for the sun to rise, the birds to chirp, the snow to melt, and life to once again begin optimistically, baseball season — spring training, at least — is (nearly) finally upon us. Tickets to the Colorado Rockies' spring training games at Salt River Fields are now available for you to purchase.

This spring, the Rockies will host 16 games in Scottsdale against the rest of the Cactus League, opening at home on March 2 against the Arizona Diamondbacks and closing the spring slate on April 2 against the Seattle Mariners.

Here's the full home schedule:

DATE TIME (MST) OPPONENT
Wednesday, March 2 1:10 pm Arizona Diamondbacks
Saturday, March 5 1:10 pm San Diego Padres
Monday, March 7 1:10 pm Chicago Cubs
Thursday, March 10 1:10 pm Cincinnati Reds
Friday, March 11 1:10 pm Cleveland Indians
Sunday, March 13 1:10 pm Los Angeles Dodgers
Tuesday, March 15 1:10 pm Oakland Athletics
Thursday, March 17 1:10 pm Los Angeles Angels
Sunday, March 20 1:10 pm San Francisco Giants
Tuesday, March 22 1:10 pm Milwaukee Brewers
Thursday, March 24 1:10 pm Seattle Mariners
Saturday, March 26 1:10 pm Texas Rangers
Monday, March 28 1:10 pm Chicago White Sox
Wednesday, March 30 1:10 pm Milwaukee Brewers (split squad)
Thursday, March 31 12:10 pm Arizona Diamondbacks
Saturday, April 2 12:10 pm Seattle Mariners

Of course, one of the best things about spring training — especially in the Cactus League — is that it's nothing to drive around Phoenix and see games when the Rockies go on the road to other organization's complexes, too. Here's the Rockies' full spring training schedule, road games included. (Remember, "road games" against the Diamondbacks are really home games, since both teams share the same facility.)

If you've never been to spring training, or to Salt River Fields before, I highly recommend you get out there. If it makes a difference, I'll be there the weekend of March 11-13, and most likely make several other mid-week appearances. (You know, just in case you wanted to know which games to avoid.)

Now, we're just 53 days away from the first spring game!