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11/20/2012 10:39 AM ET

Minnesota Twins Announce 2013 Spring Training Schedule and Ticket Information

For the first time ever, the Twins offer exclusive Spring Training travel packages

The Minnesota Twins today announced their 2013 Spring Training schedule featuring 19 home games at Hammond Stadium. The 2013 spring campaign marks the 23rd season the Twins have trained at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Florida.

Twins pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Tuesday, February 12, with their first workout slated for Wednesday, Feb. 13. The balance of the squad is scheduled to report on Friday, Feb. 15, with full-squad workouts beginning on Saturday, Feb. 16.

The Twins' 2013 Spring Training home opener will take place at Hammond Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 24 against the Tampa Bay Rays with the first pitch slated for 1:05 p.m. EST.

Additional highlights of the Twins' 19-game home Grapefruit League schedule include three games against the AL Wild Card Baltimore Orioles with the first being played on Thursday, Feb. 28, a visit by the Puerto Rican World Baseball Classic squad on Wednesday, March 6, a visit by the AL East Division Champion New York Yankees on Friday, March 22 and a visit by the NL Central Division Champion St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, March 25.

The Twins’ 2013 Spring Training home schedule also includes four games against the Boston Red Sox concluding with the final game at Hammond Stadium on Friday, March 29 at 1:05 p.m. EDT.

New Spring Training Fan Experience Packages Now Available

For the first time ever, the Minnesota Twins are offering exclusive travel packages, allowing fans to experience Spring Training in Fort Myers, Florida like never before. Packages include game tickets, choice of hotel accommodations, car rental, exclusive pre-game meet and greets with select players and field personnel, custom Twins travel merchandise and flight travel options.

“Grand Slam” packages, which include the exclusive pre-game meet and greets, will be held March 14 – 17, 2013 and March 22 – 25, 2013. In addition, two “Early Spring Special” weekends (do not include the meet and greets) will be held March 1 – 3, 2013 and March 8 – 10, 2013.

For more information or to make reservations, fans can visit twinsbaseball.com/springtravel or call 612-276-3824.

Spring Training season and group tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 800-33-TWINS (800-338-9467) or 612-33-TWINS (612-338-9467).

Single-game tickets can be purchased beginning Saturday, Jan. 12 at twinsbaseball.com, by calling 1-800-33-TWINS (800-338-9467), by visiting the Target Field Box Office or the Hammond Stadium box office in Fort Myers. Beginning Saturday, Jan. 12, box office hours at Hammond Stadium, are from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (EST) on Saturday and Sunday. The Hammond Stadium box office will have extended hours on Saturday, Jan. 12, as tickets can be purchased from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (EST) on that day as well as during home games.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.