Cubs’ pitchers and catchers report to Mesa on Feb. 19, position players report on Feb. 23 and the first full-squad workout is scheduled for Feb. 24. Spring Training is just around the corner. And so are the exhibition games.
The Cubs released the Spring Training broadcast schedule Wednesday.
Nearly every Cubs Spring Training game will be available via television, radio or internet radio broadcast as the club announced its 2016 Spring Training broadcast schedule.
The schedule features nine games televised by Cubs broadcast partners (six by Comcast SportsNet Chicago and three by WGN-TV), nine on the 670 The Score Cubs Radio Network and 21 via internet radio broadcast on www.cubs.com. There are also two games scheduled to be nationally televised on ESPN. Fans will be able to access the Cubs Webcasts on Cubs.com and MLB.com for free by registering for a log-in account with the website.
670 The Score, the club’s new radio rightsholder, will air its first game on Saturday, March 5 when the Cubs host the Cincinnati Reds. Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer return as the radio voices of the Chicago Cubs. Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s first game will occur on Wednesday, March 16, when the Cubs play at the Kansas City Royals. WGN-TV has its first game on Sunday, March 20 when the Cubs host the Royals. Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies return to call all Cubs TV games.
Len Kasper will again join Mick Gillispie, radio broadcaster for Chicago’s Double-A Tennessee affiliate, for most of the cubs.com internet radio broadcasts.
All games start at 1:05pm Arizona time unless otherwise noted. Chicago is one hour ahead of Arizona through Saturday, March 12 before moving to two hours ahead on Sunday, March 13.
The Cubs have two off days scheduled during Spring Training (March 21, April 2) and will play a total 32 exhibition games with two days of split-squad games.