FOX Sports Arizona and the Arizona Diamondbacks announced their 2016 Cactus League television schedule today, and it's one that features the most D-backs games ever televised during spring training by the network.
It features 10 games and gets underway on Sunday, March 6, at 1 p.m. when the D-backs host the Chicago Cubs at Salt River Fields. The schedule also includes the 2015 World Series champion Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies. Games will be televised on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports Arizona Plus with Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly once again teaming to announce D-backs telecasts.
Each of the first nine games are played at Salt River Fields, while the last one on April 1 takes place at Chase Field. That game at Chase Field will include the 30-minute "Diamondbacks Live" pre-game show starting at 6 p.m.
"With all the excitement surrounding this year's team and the great off-season acquisitions that were made, we can't wait for March to get here," said Brian Hogan, FOX Sports Arizona general manager and senior vice president. "This Cactus League telecast schedule gives D-backs fans a great opportunity to get to know the team well in advance of Opening Day on April 4."
2016 D-backs Cactus League Television Schedule
Sunday, March 6: Chicago Cubs, 1 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona Plus
Wednesday, March 9: San Diego Padres, 1 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona
Saturday, March 12: Kansas City Royals, 1 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona
Wednesday, March 16: Cincinnati Reds, 6:30 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona
Friday, March 18: Los Angeles Angels, 1 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona
Monday, March 21: Milwaukee Brewers, 6:30 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona Plus
Tuesday, March 22: San Francisco Giants, 7 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona Plus
Friday, March 25: Cleveland Indians, 1 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona
Sunday, March 27: Colorado Rockies, 1 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona
Friday, April 1: Kansas City Royals, 6 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona Plus
FOX Sports Arizona televises the most regional sports action in the state and is the exclusive local cable television home of the D-backs, Suns, Coyotes, Cardinals, Mercury, Rattlers, NAU and AIA. FOX Sports Arizona is seen in 2.5 million households in Arizona and New Mexico and can also be seen across the country via home satellite services. For even more coverage, log onto www.FOXSportsArizona.com, www.twitter.com/foxsportsaz and www.facebook.com/foxsportsarizona.