White Sox's spring schedule opens March 5

DALLAS -- The Chicago White Sox announced Monday the spring training schedule will kick off March 5 with a game in Glendale, Ariz., against the Los Angeles Dodgers and conclude April 4 with a game at Houston against the Astros.

The White Sox will play 16 home games at their shared ballpark, Camelback Ranch in Glendale, while playing 18 games at the facility total. The Dodgers will be the home team for two of the games.

Those 18 games at Camelback Ranch will have an average decrease in ticket prices of 13 percent compared to last year.

Highlights of the spring schedule are a home game against the Cubs on March 9 and a game against their cross-town rival in Mesa on March 18. They also play the American League champion Texas Rangers twice in the opening week of the schedule.

After the Arizona portion of the schedule concludes April 2 with a home game against the National League Central champion Brewers, the White Sox will play two games in Houston (April 3-4) before heading to Texas for Opening Day on April 6.