Dodgers Announce Spring Training Schedule

The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced their 35-game schedule for the 2005 Spring Training exhibition season, which begins with a contest against the Florida Marlins on Wednesday, March 2 at Holman Stadium in Vero Beach, FL.

The 2005 season marks the 53rd year the Dodgers will play their Spring Training home games at Holman Stadium and the 58th campaign they are training at Dodgertown in Vero Beach.

During Grapefruit League action, the Dodgers will host 16 games at Holman Stadium, including one night game on Friday, March 11 vs. the New York Mets.

The Dodgers will face the newly relocated Washington Nationals four times while in Florida, including twice at Holman Stadium. They'll meet the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox twice, including a home date on Monday, March 21, and they will see their opponent from the National League Division Series, the St. Louis Cardinals, on three different occasions. In addition, the Dodgers will face the defending N.L. East Champion Atlanta Braves four times and the New York Mets five times during Grapefruit League action.

The Florida portion of the Dodgers' exhibition season concludes on Thursday, March 31 with a game at Port St. Lucie where they'll face the New York Mets. After the game, the Dodgers head west to close out their Spring Training slate as they meet the Anaheim Angels in the 35th Freeway Series. The Dodgers visit Angel Stadium of Anaheim for a 7:05 p.m. contest on Friday, April 1 and then return home to Dodger Stadium for a pair of games against the Angels on Friday, April 2 at 7:10 p.m. and Saturday, April 3 at 1:10 p.m. The Dodgers open the regular season on Tuesday, April 5 against the San Francisco Giants at SBC Park in San Francisco.

All Dodger Spring Training games can be heard on flagship station KFWB 980 AM and selected games will be broadcast in Spanish on KWKW 1330 AM. The television schedule will be announced at a later date.

Dodger pitchers, catchers and players rehabilitating from injuries will report to Dodgertown on Feb. 18 with their first workout on Feb. 19. The remainder of the team will report on Feb. 23 with the first full-squad workout taking place on Feb. 24.

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