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Time to make your plans for Mesa next year!

Al Yellon

Last week, Major League Baseball, the Cubs and other teams had their earliest-ever release of the following year’s schedule.

With the release of the 2020 spring training schedule in August, that gives you plenty of time to plan a trip to the Valley of the Sun to see the Cubs play spring games next year. Next spring will feature the earliest-ever beginning to the schedule, Saturday, February 22. All told, there will be 17 home games at Sloan Park and 15 away games. The Cubs play their last Cactus League game Monday, March 23 at Sloan Park against the Padres, then will have two days off before opening the 2020 regular season in Milwaukee against the Brewers at Miller Park Thursday, March 26.

In some other recent years the Cubs have not hosted all 14 other Cactus League teams, but they will in 2020, as well as hosting the Padres, Rockies and Diamondbacks twice. They will also play away games against all 14 clubs.

Here, then, is the Cubs’ spring schedule for 2020. Home games in boldface. Unless otherwise indicated, all games are at 2:05 CT through March 7, 3:05 CT from March 8 through the end of the schedule (unless otherwise indicated). I’ll add game times when they are available (all times Central). (ss) indicates a split-squad date.

When broadcast information is available, I’ll post it separately. Though no details have been announced yet, it’s expected that at least all 17 games at Sloan Park will be televised live on the Marquee Network.

Single-game tickets for 2020 spring training games at Sloan Park will go on sale Saturday, January 11. 2020 at 11 a.m. CT at the Sloan Park ticket office in Mesa, on cubs.com or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS. More information on this as the sale date gets closer. For season ticket and group ticket information please visit sloanpark.com or call 1-800-THE-CUBS.

More information to come on that as the date gets closer.

Sat 2/22: vs. Athletics at Sloan Park
Sun 2/23: vs. Dodgers at Glendale
Mon 2/24: vs. Mariners at Peoria (2:10 CT)
Tue 2/25: vs. Rockies at Sloan Park
Wed 2/26: vs. Royals at Sloan Park
Thu 2/27: vs. Rangers at Surprise
Fri 2/28: vs. Padres at Peoria (7:40 CT)
Sat 2/29: vs. Brewers at Sloan Park
Sun 3/1: vs. Mariners at Sloan Park
Mon 3/2: (ss) vs. Angels at Sloan Park
Mon 3/2: (ss) vs. Athletics at Mesa (8:05 CT)
Tue 3/3: vs. Rockies at Talking Stick (2:10 CT)
Wed 3/4: vs. Reds at Goodyear
Thu 3/5: vs. Rangers (ss) at Sloan Park
Fri 3/6: vs. White Sox at Sloan Park
Sat 3/7: vs. Indians at Goodyear
Sat 3/7: vs. Reds at Las Vegas (3:05 CT)
Sun 3/8: vs. Diamondbacks at Sloan Park (DST begins)
Sun 3/8: vs. Reds at Las Vegas
Mon 3/9: OFF DAY
Tue 3/10: vs. Giants at Scottsdale
Wed 3/11: vs. Padres (ss) at Sloan Park (8:05 CT)
Thu 3/12: vs. Dodgers (ss) at Sloan Park
Fri 3/13: vs. White Sox at Glendale
Sat 3/14: (ss) vs. Indians at Sloan Park
Sat 3/14: (ss) vs. Angels at Tempe (3:10 CT)
Sun 3/15: vs. Diamondbacks at Talking Stick (3:10 CT)
Mon 3/16: OFF DAY
Tue 3/17: vs. Rockies at Sloan Park (8:05 CT)
Wed 3/18: vs. Royals at Surprise
Thu 3/19: vs. Reds at Sloan Park
Fri 3/20: vs. Giants at Sloan Park
Sat 3/21: (ss) vs. Diamondbacks at Sloan Park
Sat 3/21: (ss) vs. Athletics at Mesa (2:05 CT)
Sun 3/22: vs. Brewers at Maryvale (2:05 CT)
Mon 3/23: vs. Padres at Sloan Park (2:05 CT)