Cardinals 2011 Spring Training Schedule

A first look at the St. Louis Cardinals' spring training game plans for 2011.

The timing feels right that the tentative details of the St. Louis Cardinals spring training plans for 2011 have come to light on the day following the end of the disappointing 2010 regular season.

Based on the tentative schedule below, the Cardinals will begin their 2011 spring schedule of 31 games in 29 days on Monday, February 28 in Jupiter, Florida. Their opponent will be their Roger Dean Stadium partner, the Florida Marlins.

The Cardinals will play 19 of their 31 games in their friendly Jupiter surroundings, whether as home team or the "away" team vs. the Marlins. Visiting club highlights will be three American League foes, the Boston Red Sox on March 8, the Detroit Tigers on March 11 and the Minnesota Twins the next day on the 12th. The Cardinals will also travel to their home parks for single games.

The schedule features three split game days, on March 3, 19 and 29, with just one planned day off, on March 22. Not surprisingly, almost half the Cardinals' spring games, 14 of the 31, are against the two nearest clubs, the Marlins and the New York Mets, who train in Port St. Lucie.

To complete the schedule, the Cardinals face the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves four times each, two home and two away, and the Houston Astros three times. Game times for most will be 1:05 P.M. Eastern. Season ticket sales are underway with single-game tickets available starting on January 22.

Over the winter months, I will fill in the details of the spring training broadcast schedule at The Cardinal Nation blog. That includes television, radio and satellite information as it trickles out from a wide variety of sources.

November 11 update: St. Louis will return to Springfield, MO to take on their Double-A club on the evening of March 29, 2011.

December 3 update: The Cardinals have announced the official schedule. Times have been added below. Only one Florida game will be in the evening, in Viera on March 25.

Cardinals' pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Jupiter on February 13 and conduct their first workout on February 14. The remainder of the Cardinals players are scheduled to report February 18 with their first full-squad workout the next day.

One open question remains. One version of the schedule had the Cards playing in both Jupiter (afternoon) and Springfield (evening) on March 29 while some sources indicated the Jupiter game would be canceled. Apparently the former is correct, with later schedules showing split squad games that day.

Premium Article The Cardinal Nation will also publish the full slate of Cardinals minor league spring training contests when available, as we do each year for our subscribers.

January 27 update: Spring minor league schedules now posted.

St. Louis Cardinals, spring training schedule, 2011

Day Date Opponent  Location Time
Mon 28-Feb Florida  Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Tue 1-Mar Florida  Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Wed 2-Mar NY Mets Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Thu 3-Mar Washington (ss) Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Thu 3-Mar NY Mets (ss) St. Lucie 1:10 p.m.
Fri 4-Mar Houston  Kissimmee 1:05 p.m.
Sat 5-Mar Houston  Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Sun 6-Mar Florida  Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Mon 7-Mar Minnesota  Ft. Myers 1:05 p.m.
Tue 8-Mar Boston  Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Wed 9-Mar Atlanta  Orlando 1:05 p.m.
Thu 10-Mar Atlanta  Orlando 1:05 p.m.
Fri 11-Mar Detroit  Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Sat 12-Mar Minnesota  Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Sun 13-Mar NY Mets St. Lucie 1:10 p.m.
Mon 14-Mar Atlanta  Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Tue 15-Mar Atlanta  Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Wed 16-Mar Detroit  Lakeland 1:05 p.m.
Thu 17-Mar Florida  Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Fri 18-Mar Washington  Viera 1:05 p.m.
Sat 19-Mar Florida (ss) Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Sat 19-Mar Houston (ss) Kissimmee 1:05 p.m.
Sun 20-Mar Boston  Ft. Myers 1:05 p.m.
Mon 21-Mar Washington Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Tue 22-Mar OFF DAY 1:05 p.m.
Wed 23-Mar NY Mets Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Thu 24-Mar NY Mets St. Lucie 1:10 p.m.
Fri 25-Mar Washington  Viera 6:05 p.m.
Sat 26-Mar Florida  Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Sun 27-Mar NY Mets Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Mon 28-Mar Florida  Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Tue 29-Mar Florida (ss) Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Tue 29-Mar Springfield (ss) Sprf, MO 7:07 p.m.

Home games are denoted in bold. In non-bolded Jupiter games, the Marlins will be designated as the home team.

Special thanks to for the initial schedule heads up.

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