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Reds announce Spring Training schedule and reporting dates
01/02/2008 3:58 PM ET
CINCINNATI -- Two-game ticket packages for Cincinnati Reds 2008 Spring Training games will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at their Spring Training complex, online at reds.com and by phone at (877) 647-7337. Tickets for all individual games will go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. The Reds' Spring Training site will be in Sarasota, Florida for the 11th season.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to the City of Sarasota Sports Complex on Feb. 16, and position players are due in on Feb. 19. An intra-squad scrimmage tentatively is scheduled for Feb. 26 at Ed Smith Stadium.

This spring there will be seven Premium games at Sarasota's Ed Smith Stadium, including afternoon exhibitions against the Cleveland Indians (March 4), New York Yankees (March 6, March 14), Atlanta Braves (March 8) and Detroit Tigers (March 17) in addition to the Reds' home night games against the Philadelphia Phillies (March 13) and Toronto Blue Jays (March 24).

From Saturday, Jan. 19 through Friday, Jan. 25 fans only can purchase any or all of four two-game ticket packages that include the Yankees (March 6) and Pittsburgh Pirates (March 7), Braves (March 8) and Houston Astros (March 11), Yankees (March 14) and Phillies (March 16) and Tigers (March 17) and Pirates (March 18). All single-game tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.

On Jan. 19, tickets will be sold at the third base ticket booth on the east side of the ballpark, located at 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue in Sarasota, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beginning Jan. 21, the ticket booth will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ticket booth is closed Sundays, except on gameday. Tickets also can be purchased any time online at reds.com or by phone at (877) 647-7337. For information regarding Spring Training tickets or Ed Smith Stadium, call (941) 954-4464 or log on to reds.com.

Ticket prices for Reds 2008 Spring Training games are the same as in 2007, including $14 for box seats, $12 for reserved seats and $7 for general admission. There is an additional $2 charge per ticket for each of the seven Premium games. The Reds' 34-game Major League exhibition schedule opens Feb. 27 and includes 17 games at Ed Smith Stadium.

2008 Spring Training Ticket Prices
Regular Premium
Box$14 $16
Reserved$12 $14
General Admission$7$9

Ticket packages on sale Jan. 19
Package 1NYY (3/6) Pit (3/7)
Package 2Atl (3/8)Hou (3/11)
Package 3NYY (3/14)Phi (3/16)
Package 4Det (3/17) Pit (3/18)

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