Cubs debut at new spring park set

The Chicago Cubs will open their new spring training stadium, Cubs Park, on Feb. 27, 2014 when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in Mesa, the team announced on Monday.

The Cubs' spring schedule includes 16 home and road Cactus League games, plus two exhibition games in Las Vegas on March 15 and 16 against the New York Mets. They’ll take on their cross-town rival White Sox on the road in Glendale on March 21 and then again at home on March 27. The Cubs will finish their spring season at Chase Field against the Diamondbacks on March 28 and 29.

The Cubs' new spring training facility is nearly complete and will seat 15,000 just miles from Hohokam Park where the Cubs formerly trained. It’s seen as a state-of-the-art facility with first-class amenities for players and fans alike. It willl house both the Cubs' major and minor league teams during spring training, a departure from Hohokam and Fitch Park which were separate homes for teams within the organization once spring games began.

Tickets for individual spring games go on sale Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at Cubs Park in Mesa, online at the Cubs website and by phone at 1-800-THE-CUBS.