Reds announce 2006 schedule
09/19/2005 3:14 PM ET
CINCINNATI -- A home-and-home series with the I-71 rival Cleveland Indians and interleague games against American League Central Division opponents highlight the Cincinnati Reds' 2006 regular-season schedule released today.
All times and dates are subject to change.
Tickets for regular-season games will go on sale at a date to be announced. In December, holiday gift cards will be available at The Reds Team Shop by Majestic, located adjacent to Great American Ball Park; at The Majestic Dugout Shop, located in the Westin Hotel downtown; or by calling (513) 765-7400.
Starting times for the 2006 schedule will be announced after Major League Baseball's television broadcast selections are finalized in December.
The Reds will open the '06 season at Great American Ball Park on Monday, April 3 against the Chicago Cubs. Following a day off on Tuesday, April 4, the season-opening homestand concludes with 1 more game against Chicago followed by 4 with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Cincinnati's first road trip of the season begins with a 3-game series at Chicago's Wrigley Field from April 11-13, followed by a 3-game set at St. Louis on April 14-16 in the Reds' first visit to the Cardinals' new ballpark, to be named Busch Stadium.
Interleague play will continue for the 10th straight season with 6 games against the American League Central Division's Indians in addition to 3-game series vs the AL Central's Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals.
The Reds will host the White Sox from June 15-18, Buddy Bell's Royals from June 27-29 and the Indians in a Fourth of July weekend series from June 30-July 2.
Interleague road games are scheduled for May 19-21 at Detroit's Comerica Park and June 23-25 at Cleveland's Jacobs Field.
The home schedule includes 12 games in April, 14 games in May, 14 games in June, 12 games in July, 16 games in August and 13 games in September.