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Royals announce 2013 Spring Training Schedule

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KANSAS CITY, MO (December 4, 2012) — The Kansas City Royals have announced their 2013 Spring Training schedule.  The club will open its 11th season in the Cactus League as the visiting team against its Surprise complex mates, the Texas Rangers, on Friday, February 22 at 2:05 p.m. (CT). 

Kansas City's 36-game Spring Training schedule, tied for the largest in franchise history (also 2009), features 18 home games at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Ariz., plus three games in Surprise as the road club against the Texas Rangers.  Home day games from February 23 to March 8 will start at 2:05 p.m. (CT) until Daylight Saving Time on March 10 when the day games will begin at 3:05 p.m. (CT). The Royals will host a pair of evening games at 8:05 p.m. (CT), first on March 25 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers, then on March 27 vs. the Chicago Cubs. 

The Surprise Recreation Campus will accept mail orders along with orders for season ticket packages beginning on Monday, December 17.  For these orders, call 623-222-2222 or visit www.royals.com/springtraining to obtain a ticket brochure.  Individual Spring Training game tickets go on sale via an online pre-sale on Monday, December 17 through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.  The Surprise Recreation Campus Box Office will open at 7 a.m. local time on Saturday, January 5 for walk-up purchases.  A service charge will be applied to tickets purchased online or over the phone.

Once again in 2013, the Kansas City Royals are offering exclusive fan travel experiences, allowing fans to experience Spring Training in Surprise Arizona like never before.  Packages include game tickets, choice of hotel accommodations, car rental and a custom Royals Spring Training merchandise package including a hat, tee shirt, and drawstring backpack.

The “Grand Slam” package will be held March 14–17 which include the exclusive pre-game meet and greet with Royals team personnel and select players.  In addition, three “Early Spring Special” weekends (do not include the meet and greet) will be held March 1–3, March 8-10 and March 22-24.  For more information call, 800-892-7687 or online at  www.royals.com/springtravel.

Pitchers and catchers will report to Surprise on Monday, February 11.  Workouts for pitchers begin the following day, Tuesday, February 12.  The remainder of the squad will report on Thursday, February 14 and begin workouts for the 2013 campaign on Friday, February 15.

 

2013 KANSAS CITY ROYALS SPRING SCHEDULE

 

FEBRUARY

 

 

 

 

22

*Friday

at Texas

Surprise

2:05

23

Saturday

TEXAS

SURPRISE

2:05

24

Sunday

at Texas

Surprise

2:05

25

Monday

ARIZONA

SURPRISE

2:05

26

Tuesday

at Cleveland

Goodyear

TBA

27

Wednesday

MILWAUKEE

SURPRISE

2:05

28

Thursday

at San Diego

Peoria

2:05

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH

 

 

 

 

1

Friday

CINCINNATI

SURPRISE

2:05

2

Saturday

SAN FRANCISCO (SS)

SURPRISE

2:05

3

Sunday

at Cincinnati

Goodyear

TBA

4

Monday

OFF DAY

 

 

5

Tuesday

OAKLAND (SS)

SURPRISE

2:05

6

Wednesday

at Arizona

Scottsdale

2:10

7

Thursday

SEATTLE (SS)

SURPRISE

2:05

8

Friday

CLEVELAND

SURPRISE

2:05

 

 

at Colorado

Scottsdale

8:10

9

Saturday

at San Francisco

Scottsdale

2:05

10

Sunday

LOS ANGELES ANGELS

SURPRISE

3:05

11

Monday

OFF DAY

 

 

12

Tuesday

at Oakland

Phoenix

TBA

13

Wednesday

SEATTLE

SURPRISE

3:05

14

Thursday

at Cleveland

Goodyear

3:05

15

Friday

SAN DIEGO (SS)

SURPRISE

3:05

 

 

at Los Angeles Dodgers (SS)

Glendale

TBA

16

Saturday

at Chicago Cubs

Mesa

3:05

17

Sunday

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

SURPRISE

3:05

18

Monday

at Texas

Surprise

8:05

19

Tuesday

COLORADO

SURPRISE

3:05

20

Wednesday

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

SURPRISE

3:05

21

Thursday

OFF DAY

 

 

22

Friday

at Los Angeles Angels

Tempe

TBA

23

Saturday

ARIZONA

SURPRISE

3:05

24

Sunday

at Chicago White Sox

Glendale

3:05

25

Monday

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

SURPRISE

8:10

26

Tuesday

at Seattle

Peoria

3:05

27

Wednesday

at Milwaukee

Maryvale

3:05

 

 

CHICAGO CUBS

SURPRISE

8:10

28

Thursday

at Cincinnati

Goodyear

TBA

29

Friday

CLEVELAND

SURPRISE

2:05

 

* All times Central; dates and times are subject to change

* February 22 – Charity game

* (SS) – indicates a split squad

Reporting Dates

                February 11 – Pitchers and Catchers Report

                February 12 – Pitchers and Catchers First Workout

                February 14 – Full Squad Reports

                February 15 – First Full Squad Workout

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