Cardinals set 2013 spring training schedule

The St. Louis Cardinals will play 32 games in Florida in the spring, including 20 in Jupiter.

On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals officially announced their full 2013 spring training schedule. Most of their spring opponents had already disclosed their schedules with over 20 games having previously been known.

Roger Dean Stadium
The Cardinals' 32-game Grapefruit League slate begins earlier than usual this year, due to the World Baseball Classic. The first game will be held on Saturday, February 23 in Jupiter, Fla., against their complex co-tenants, the Miami Marlins. 2013 will be the 16th year that the Cardinals will train at Roger Dean Stadium.

With three open dates built into the schedule, the final Florida contest will be held on March 29. The Cardinals then fly to Arizona to open the 2013 regular season on April 1 against the Diamondbacks.

The Cardinals' 2013 Grapefruit League schedule is completely balanced, with 16 home dates and 16 road games. All are afternoon contests. A broader definition of Jupiter games brings the total to 20 and 12, respectively, as the Cards have designated as the "away" team for four games against the Marlins.

Cardinals' pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Jupiter on February 11 and conduct their first workout on February 12. The remainder of the Cardinals' players are scheduled to report February 14 with their first workout on February 15.

Individual spring training tickets for games in Jupiter will go on sale Saturday, January 19, at 10 a.m. ET. Cardinals spring training tickets may be purchased in person at the Roger Dean Stadium Box Office or via the internet at www.cardinals.com or www.rogerdeanstadium.com.

When spring training television and radio schedules for the Cardinals and their opponents begin to be released, I will keep that information updated at The Cardinal Nation Blog.

St. Louis Cardinals 2013 Spring Training Schedule

Day Date Opponent Location ET
Saturday 23-Feb Marlins Jupiter (road) 1:05
Sunday 24-Feb Red Sox Jupiter 1:05
Monday 25-Feb Astros Jupiter 1:05
Tuesday 26-Feb Red Sox Fort Myers 1:05
Wednesday 27-Feb Mets Port St. Lucie 1:10
Thursday 28-Feb Marlins Jupiter 1:05
Friday 1-Mar Astros Kissimmee 1:05
Saturday 2-Mar Nationals Jupiter 1:05
Sunday 3-Mar Nationals Viera 1:05
Monday 4-Mar Twins Jupiter 1:05
Tuesday 5-Mar Open
Wednesday 6-Mar Marlins Jupiter 1:05
Thursday 7-Mar Yankees Jupiter 1:05
Friday 8-Mar Nationals Viera 1:05
Saturday 9-Mar Marlins Jupiter (road) 1:05
Sunday 10-Mar Mets Jupiter 1:05
Monday 11-Mar Yankees Tampa 1:05
Tuesday 12-Mar Braves Orlando 1:05
Wednesday 13-Mar Open
Thursday 14-Mar Braves Jupiter 1:05
Friday 15-Mar Nationals Jupiter 1:05
Saturday 16-Mar Tigers Jupiter 1:05
Sunday 17-Mar Marlins Jupiter (road) 1:05
Monday 18-Mar Mets Jupiter 1:05
Tuesday 19-Mar Marlins Jupiter 1:05
Wednesday 20-Mar Open
Thursday 21-Mar Mets Port St. Lucie 1:10
Friday 22-Mar Astros Kissimmee 1:05
Saturday 23-Mar Marlins Jupiter (road) 1:05
Sunday 24-Mar Mets Jupiter 1:05
Monday 25-Mar Twins Fort Myers 1:05
Tuesday 26-Mar Mets Port St. Lucie 1:10
Wednesday 27-Mar Nationals Jupiter 1:05
Thursday 28-Mar Marlins Jupiter 1:05
Friday 29-Mar Mets Port St. Lucie 12:10

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