Camelback Ranch-Glendale (CR-G), the spring home of the defending National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, welcomes college baseball to the stadium in mid-February when Northwestern University opens its 2018 season by hosting four games against Nebraska-Omaha.

 

The schedule:

Friday, February 16                                       CANCELED TO DUE TO TEAM TRAVEL ISSUES

Saturday, February 17 (doubleheader)          3:30 p.m   / 35 minutes after conclusion of Game 1

Sunday, February 18                                                     Noon

 

The college series marks the fourth time CR-G has hosted college baseball prior to the start of Cactus League play. Previously, Northern Illinois University brought college baseball to The Ranch in 2014, '16 and '17.

 

The weekend college series will give fans their first look at Camelback Ranch-Glendale's stadium improvements that include a new scoreboard and additional shade structures on the first-base side.

 

Tickets - Tickets are $10 for each day and will be available at the Camelback Ranch-Glendale home plate ticket office on game days. All tickets are general admission (open seating).

Gates open one hour prior to first pitch.

 

NU Baseball - Northwestern head coach Spencer Allen brings his third Wildcat team to Arizona looking to improve upon last year's impressive finish. En route to a 27-win season, a program high since 2000, NU made an historic run to the 2017 Big Ten Tournament championship game for the first time since 1984 to come within one game of its first NCAA Tournament berth since 1957.

 

"We are absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to open the season at Camelback Ranch, a world-class venue," Allen offers. "It provides our student-athletes the opportunity to compete on the same field as the Major Leaguers and I know our players have had this series circled on the calendar for some time. I'd like to thank the administrations at Northwestern and Camelback Ranch-Glendale for their efforts in making all of this possible. It's sure to be a memorable experience."