After playing a truncated Spring Training schedule in 2014 to accommodate for travel to Australia for the Opening Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers will venture out of Cactus League territory in 2015.
It was announced Tuesday the Dodgers and Texas Rangers will participate in Big League Weekend at the Alamodome in San Antonio for two exhibition games scheduled March 20 and 21. This marks the third consecutive year the Rangers will be a participant since the event’s inception in 2013.
Friday’s March 20 game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. PT start with play on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. PT. The Dodgers return to San Antonio after a 15-year absence that came with the organization ending its affiliation with the Double-A San Antonio Missions in 2000.
During their period of time in San Antonio, prospects such as Mike Scioscia, Dave Stewart, Orel Hershiser, Fernando Valenzuela, and Steve Sax, played for the Missions.
Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten shared his feelings on the Dodgers’ return to the Alamo City:
The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking forward to visiting San Antonio for Big League Weekend this spring with the Texas Rangers,” said Dodgers’ President & CEO Stan Kasten. “Playing in the Alamodome should be quite an experience for our team and our fans.”
The Dodgers of course are no strangers to playing exhibition games in somewhat of an unusual setting. They faced the Boston Red Sox at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 2008, which drew over 100,000 fans.
Tickets for the third annual Big League Weekend go on sale Friday, Nov. 14.