The Cardinals announced their 2017 spring training schedule on Thursday. The team’s 32-game Grapefruit League slate begins on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., as visitors against the Miami Marlins, and concludes on Wednesday, March 29 against the Washington Nationals.

The Cardinals play two exhibitions following their Grapefruit League schedule; at Memphis on March 30 and at Springfield on March 31, before opening the regular season at home for the first time since 2011, on Monday, April 3, against the defending World Champion Chicago Cubs.

This will be the 20th year that the Cardinals will train in Jupiter. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Feb. 14 and position players on Feb. 17. The report dates are several days earlier than in past years because of the World Baseball Classic scheduled for early March.

The Grapefruit League schedule features 16 home dates and 16 road games including three games as the “visiting” team against the Marlins (Feb. 25, March 12 and March 25), giving them 19 total games at Roger Dean Stadium. The Cardinals and Marlins will play a total of seven games.

With the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros moving into Palm Beach County, the Cardinals will play 27 of their 32 games within an hour of their Jupiter base, including three against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie.

The five road trips beyond an hour’s drive include two trips to Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando to play the Atlanta Braves (Feb. 28 & March 19) and three trips to Fort Myers to play the American League East Division Champion Boston Red Sox (Feb. 27) and Minnesota Twins (March 6 and March 15).

The Cardinals most frequent opponent is the National League East Champion Nationals, who they will play eight times, hosting five of these meetings (Feb. 27, March 4, 8, 22 and 29). The Astros will visit Roger Dean Stadium twice (March 9 and 13) as will the Braves (March 2 and 11) and Mets (March 1 and 18).

All Cardinals home games at Roger Dean Stadium are scheduled to start at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Individual spring training tickets for games in Jupiter will go on sale Saturday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. ET. Fans may purchase Cardinals spring training tickets in person at Roger Dean Stadium’s Box Office beginning at 9 a.m. ET that Saturday online at or beginning at 10 a.m. ET. Spring Training full season tickets, 6+ mini-plans and group tickets are on sale now by calling 561-630-1828.

Individual spring training tickets are sold in two sections: Reserved box and bleachers. Designated games are listed as premium, standard and value. Reserved box tickets are $42 for premium games, $35 for standard games and $29 for value. Bleachers are $25 for premium, $20 for standard and $15 for value.

Premium home games are the games against the New York Mets on March 18, the Nationals on March 22 and Miami on March 23.

Here is the complete schedule:

Saturday Feb. 25 Miami at Jupiter
Sunday Feb. 26 Miami at Jupiter
Monday Feb. 27 Washington at Jupiter (split squad)
Monday Feb. 27 Boston at Fort Myers
Tuesday Feb. 28 Atlanta at Lake Buena Vista
Wednesday March 1 New York Mets at Jupiter
Thursday March 2 Atlanta at Jupiter
Friday March 3 Washington at West Palm Beach
Saturday March 4 Washington at Jupiter
Sunday March 5 New York Mets at Port St. Lucie
Monday March 6 Minnesota at Fort Myers
Tuesday March 7 Miami at Jupiter

Wednesday March 8 Washington at Jupiter ( free Cardinals-themed party afterwards)

Thursday March 9 Houston at Jupiter
Friday March 10 Washington at West Palm Beach
Saturday March 11 Atlanta at Jupiter
Sunday March 12 Miami at Jupiter
Monday March 13 Houston at Jupiter
Tuesday March 14 Open Date
Wednesday March 15 Minnesota at Fort Myers
Thursday March 16 Minnesota at Jupiter
Friday March 17 New York Mets at Port St. Lucie
Saturday March 18 New York Mets at Jupiter
Sunday March 19 Atlanta at Lake Buena Vista
Monday March 20 Houston at West Palm Beach
Tuesday March 21 Open date
Wednesday March 22 Washington at Jupiter
Thursday March 23 Miami at Jupiter
Friday March 24 Washington at Jupiter
Saturday March 25 Miami at Jupiter
Sunday March 26 Miami at Jupiter
Monday March 27 Houston at West Palm Beach
Tuesday March 28 New York Mets at Port St. Lucie
Wednesday March 29 Washington at Jupiter

Plan Your Trip to Spring Training

You can put together your own trip-- and include a fun, free, Cardinals-theme party! Stay at our headquarters hotel: Homewood Suites, Palm Beach Gardens. Address: 4700 Donald Ross Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Our Annual Party to benefit Rainbows for Kids and Leukemia & Lymphoma Soc. of Palm Beach, held at Homewood Suites will be March 8th (right after the Cardinals game) so plan your trip around that party.

To get the special "Rob Rains Discount" call Christie Netzel:

Phone: (561) 622-7799