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01/04/2005 4:44 PM ET
Nationals announce 2005 Spring Training schedule
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The Washington Nationals today released their 2005 Spring Training schedule, which features 33 games, including 17 home contests at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL. The Nationals also announced that pitchers and catchers will report to Viera on Tuesday, February 15. Position players' reporting date is Sunday, February 20. Washington's first full-squad workout-featuring pitchers, catchers and position players-is slated for Tuesday, February 22.

Washington's 2005 Grapefruit League slate begins at Space Coast Stadium on Wednesday, March 2 vs. New York (NL). Other highlights of the 17-game home slate include a pair of visits by the Baltimore Orioles (Sunday, March 13 and Friday, March 25) and two evening contests (7:05 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 vs. Los Angeles and Tuesday, March 29 vs. New York-NL).

Fans enjoying a short vacation in the Sunshine State can catch four Nationals home games in five days, March 11-15, as the National League-champion Cardinals, Orioles, Dodgers and Indians visit Space Coast Stadium.

Road games of note include a Saturday, March 5 contest in Ft. Lauderdale against the Orioles and a 7:05 pm contest on Wednesday, March 16 at Disney against the National League East-champion Braves. Washington wraps up its '05 Grapefruit League schedule on Saturday, April 2 at Tropicana Field against Tampa Bay. The April 2 spring finale marks the Nationals' lone visit to Florida's Gulf Coast.

The Nationals are offering a five-game mini plan that allows fans to choose any five contests that best fit their interests and busy schedule. For more information on Spring Training season tickets or the five-game mini plan, please call (321) 633-9200.

Individual-game tickets for the Nationals' 17 home games at Space Coast Stadium can be obtained at ticketmaster.com beginning Saturday, January 15 at 10:00 a.m.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS 2005 GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE SCHEDULE

DateOpponentLocationTime
Wednesday, March 2New York-NLVIERA, FL1:05 pm
Thursday, March 3BETHUNE-COOKMAN COLLEGEVIERA, FL1:05 pm
Friday, March 4OFF DAY  
Saturday, March 5at BaltimoreFt. Lauderdale, FL1:05 pm
Sunday, March 6HOUSTON (SS)VIERA, FL1:05 pm
Sunday, March 6at New York-NL (SS)Port St. Lucie, FL1:10 pm
Monday, March 7at DetroitLakeland, FL1:05 pm
Tuesday, March 8at St. LouisJupiter, FL1:05 pm
Wednesday, March 9DETROIT (SS)VIERA, FL1:05 pm
Thursday, March 10FLORIDAVIERA, FL1:05 pm
Thursday, March 10at Cleveland (SS)Winter Haven, FL1:05 pm
Friday, March 11ST. LOUISVIERA, FL1:05 pm
Saturday, March 12at FloridaJupiter, FL1:05 pm
Sunday, March 13BALTIMORE (SS)VIERA, FL1:05 pm
Monday, March 14LOS ANGELESVIERA, FL1:05 pm
Tuesday, March 15CLEVELAND (SS)VIERA, FL1:05 pm
Tuesday, March 15at HoustonKissimmee, FL7:05 pm
Wednesday, March 16at AtlantaDisney, FL7:05 pm
Thursday, March 17NEW YORK-NLVIERA, FL1:05 pm
Friday, March 18at New York-NLPort St. Lucie, FL7:10 pm
Saturday, March 19CLEVELAND (SS)VIERA, FL1:05 pm
Sunday, March 20at Los Angeles (SS)Vero Beach, FL1:05 pm
Monday, March 21FLORIDAVIERA, FL1:05 pm
Tuesday, March 22at HoustonKissimmee, FL1:05 pm
Wednesday, March 23OFF DAY  
Thursday, March 24at St. LouisJupiter, FL1:05 pm
Friday, March 25BALTIMOREVIERA, FL1:05 pm
Saturday, March 26LOS ANGELESVIERA, FL7:05 pm
Sunday, March 27at New York-NLPort St. Lucie, FL1:10 pm
Monday, March 28at Los AngelesVero Beach, FL7:05 pm
Tuesday, March 29NEW YORK-NLVIERA, FL7:05 pm
Wednesday, March 30ATLANTAVIERA, FL1:05 pm
Thursday, March 31at FloridaJupiter, FL1:05 pm
Friday, April 1TAMPA BAYVIERA, FL1:05 pm

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