Royals announce 2011 Spring Training schedule

The Royals announced their 2011 Spring Training schedule.  The club will open its ninth season in the Cactus League by playing a charity game against its Surprise complex mates, the Texas Rangers, on Sunday, February 27.  The game benefits the Surprise Sundancers.

Kansas City’s 32-game Spring Training schedule features 16 home games at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Ariz.  The club will also face the Texas Rangers as the visiting team in the February 27 charity game and then again on February 28.

The Royals will host every Cactus League squad at Surprise Stadium at least once, with two games apiece against Cleveland and the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.  The Royals have three evening home games, hosting Seattle on March 17, the Los Angeles Angels on March 22 and San Francisco on March 25.  All three games start at 8:05 p.m. (CT).  In addition, the Royals will play at 8:05 p.m (CT) on March 7 in Peoria against the Padres and at 9:05 p.m. (CT) on March 16 in Goodyear against the Reds.  All other games will start at 2:05 p.m. (CT) until Daylight Saving Time on March 13 when the games will start at 3:05 p.m. (CT).  The March 29 game against the White Sox will begin at 2:05 p.m. (CT) as the Royals will break camp immediately following the contest to travel to Kansas City for the March 31 opener vs. the Los Angeles Angels. 

The Surprise Recreation Campus will accept mail orders along with orders for season tickets, 7-packs and Sunday 5-packs beginning on Saturday, December 4 at 9:00 a.m. CT.  For these orders, call 623-222-2222 or visit www.royals.com/springtraining to obtain a ticket brochure.  Individual Spring Training game tickets will go on sale January 8, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. CT.  The tickets will be on sale at the Surprise Stadium Box Office, through royals.com or by calling 800-745-3000.  For more information, including information on special spring training travel packages, fans may visit royals.com.

Pitchers and catchers will report to Surprise on Monday, February 14.  Workouts for pitchers begin the following day, Tuesday, February 15.  The remainder of the squad will report on Friday, February 18 and begin workouts for the 2011 campaign on Saturday, February 19.

Click here to see Dick Kaegel’s article and the complete Spring Training schedule.

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