Friday, October 18, 2002

Indians open Reds' new ballpark


Two exhibitions scheduled at Great American

        The Reds will open Great American Ball Park with two exhibition games against the Cleveland Indians March 29 and 30.

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Workers lay sod inside Great American Ball Park last week.
(Glenn Hartong photo)
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        Those games will give the Reds a dry run before the formal opener March 31 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

        The Reds begin their 34-game exhibition against the Yankees in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 27. The Reds will play 16 Grapefruit League games at their spring home, Ed Smith Stadium, in Sarasota, Fla.

        Game times and ticket information will be announced later.

        2003 Spring Training Schedule:

        Thursday, Feb. 27: Yankees at Tampa
        Friday, Feb. 28: Red Sox at Ft. Myers
        Saturday, March 1: Twins at Sarasota
        Sunday, March 2: Pirates at Bradenton
        Monday, March 3: Phillies at Sarasota
        Tuesday, March 4: Indians at Winter Haven
        Wednesday, March 5: Blue Jays at Dunedin
        Thursday, March 6: Pirates at Sarasota
        Friday, March 7: Pirates (ss) at Bradenton
        Friday, March 7: Pirates (ss) at Sarasota
        Saturday, March 8: Red Sox at Sarasota
        Sunday, March 9: Phillies at Clearwater
        Monday, March 10: Red Sox (ss) at Ft. Myers
        Monday, March 10: Orioles (ss) at Sarasota
        Tuesday, March 11: Devil Rays at Sarasota
        Wednesday, March 12: Yankees at Sarasota
        Thursday, March 13: Orioles at Ft. Lauderdale
        Friday, March 14: Red Sox (ss) at Ft. Myers
        Friday, March 14: Tigers (ss) at Sarasota
        Saturday, March 15: Twins at Ft. Myers
        Sunday, March 16: Blue Jays at Sarasota
        Monday, March 17: Marlins at Sarasota
        Monday, March 17: Tigers (ss) at Lakeland
        Tuesday, March 18: Phillies at Clearwater
        Thursday, March 20: Pirates at Sarasota
        Friday, March 21: Phillies at Sarasota
        Saturday, March 22: Blue Jays at Dunedin
        Sunday, March 23: Indians at Sarasota
        Monday, March 24: Red Sox at Sarasota
        Tuesday, March 25: Twins at Sarasota
        Wednesday, March 26: Red Sox at Ft. Myers
        Thursday, March 27: Pirates at Bradenton
        Friday, March 28: Indians at Cincinnati
        Saturday, March 29: Indians at Cincinnati



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