The Cubs released the broadcast schedule for the upcoming exhibition season.
Updated 12:29am CST, Feb. 19 – According to ESPN Chicago, MLB Network will broadcast three Cubs’ Spring Training games: March 11 vs. Dodgers at Sloan Park, March 16 vs. Reds at Sloan Park and April 3 vs. Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
Updated 7:23pm CST, Feb. 9 – Comcast SportsNet telecast for the Cubs-White Sox game on March 20 at Camelback Ranch in Glendale added.
The Cubs are scheduled to broadcast or televise 30 of the team’s 33 Spring Training games on Comcast SportsNet, WGN-TV Ch. 9, WBBM-780 or Cubs.com. The three games not being carried by the Cubs should be available online or on satellite radio with the home team’s announcers calling the game.
Ten of the Cubs games will be televised with seven carried on Comcast SportsNet and three on WGN-TV Ch. 9.
The Cubs new radio partner, WBBM-780 will broadcast eight Spring Training games with Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer calling the action. Tennessee Smokies’ play-by-play man Mick Gillispie and Len Kasper are scheduled to call the balance of the games not available on WBBM-780 on Cubs.com.
Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer make their 2015 debut on March 7 from Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale when the Cubs play the Colorado Rockies.
Comcast SportsNet’s first game of the spring is Friday, March 13 when the Cubs take on the Oakland Athletics at Cashman Field in Las Vegas for the first of two games of the annual ‘Big League Weekend.’ WGN-TV Ch. 9 televises its first game of the year on Sunday, March 15 when the Cubs host the Reds at Sloan Park in Mesa.
And ESPN will broadcast the game between the Cubs and Angels from Sloan Park on Thursday, March 26.
The MLB Network has not released its spring schedule which should include live and tape delayed Cubs’ games.
Cubs 2015 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule
|Thurs, March 5||Athletics (ss)||Sloan Park *||Cubs.com|
|Giants (ss)||Scottsdale Stadium|
|Fri, March 6||Reds||Sloan Park *||Cubs.com|
|Sat, March 7||Rockies||Salt River Fields||WBBM-780|
|Sun, March 8||Rangers||Sloan Park *||WBBM-780|
|Mon, March 9||Padres||Sloan Park *||Cubs.com|
|Tues, March 10||Indians||Goodyear Ballpark||Cubs.com|
|Wed, March 11||Dodgers||Sloan Park *||Cubs.com - MLB Network|
|Thurs, March 12||Angels||Tempe Diablo Stadium||Cubs.com|
|Fri, March 13||Indians (ss)||Sloan Park *||Cubs.com|
|Athletics (ss)||Cashman Field - Las Vegas||Comcast SportsNet|
|Sat, March 14||Brewers (ss)||Maryvale Baseball Park||WBBM-780|
|Athletics (ss)||Cashman Field - Las Vegas|
|Sun, March 15||Reds||Sloan Park *||WGN-TV Ch. 9, MLB Network - WBBM-780|
|Mon, March 16||Padres||Peoria Sports Complex||Cubs.com|
|Tues, March 17||Royals||Sloan Park *||Cubs.com|
|Wed, March 18||Dodgers||Camelback Ranch - Glendale||Cubs.com|
|Thurs, March 19||Diamondbacks||Salt River Fields||Comcast SportsNet - Cubs.com|
|Fri, March 20||White Sox||Camelback Ranch - Glendale||Cubs.com - Comcast SportsNet (White Sox broadcast)|
|Sat, March 21||Mariners||Sloan Park *||WBBM-780|
|Sun, March 22||Padres||Sloan Park *||Comcast SportsNet - WBBM-780|
|Mon, March 23||Off Day|
|Tues, March 24||Athletics||HoHoKam Stadium - Mesa||Cubs.com|
|Wed, March 25||Mariners||Peoria Sports Complex||Comcast SportsNet - Cubs.com|
|Thurs, March 26||Angels||Sloan Park *||ESPN-TV - Cubs.com|
|Fri, March 27||White Sox||Sloan Park *||Comcast SportsNet - Cubs.com - WGN-TV Ch. 9 (White Sox broadcast)|
|Sat, March 28||Rockies (ss)||Sloan Park *||WBBM-780|
|Reds (ss)||Goodyear Ballpark|
|Sun, March 29||Royals||Surprise Stadium||WGN-TV Ch. 9 - WBBM-780|
|Mon, March 30||Giants||Sloan Park *||Comcast SportsNet - Cubs.com|
|Tues, March 31||Rangers||Surprise Stadium||Cubs.com|
|Wed, April 1||Brewers||Sloan Park *||Comcast SportsNet - Cubs.com|
|Thurs, April 2||Off Day|
|Fri, April 3||Diamondbacks||Chase Field||Cubs.com - MLB Network|
|Sat, April 4||Diamondbacks||Chase Field||WGN-TV Ch. 9 - Cubs.com|
* Home Games – Sloan Park – Mesa
A majority of the Cubs Spring Training games begin at 1:05pm Arizona time. The Cubs first four Spring Training games (through March 7) begin at either 2:05pm CST or 2:10pm CST as noted in the schedule above. Beginning Sunday, March 8, start times are 3:05pm CDT unless noted.