Texas Rangers announce 2016 Spring Training schedule and pricing

Club hosts Cleveland Indians at Globe Life Park in Arlington, April 1 and 2

The Texas Rangers are scheduled to play 33 spring training games in 2016, including 29 Cactus League contests. The club released its complete spring training schedule and pricing on Tuesday.

The schedule includes a pair of exhibition games with the Cleveland Indians at Globe Life Park in Arlington to close the spring schedule on Friday, April 1 (7:05 p.m. CT) and Saturday, April 2 (1:05 p.m. CT). It will mark the second straight season that the club has hosted exhibition games versus a major league team in Arlington to close the spring training slate. Ticket information will be announced at a later date for those games.

As previously announced, the club's spring training schedule also includes two games with the World Champion Kansas City Royals in the fourth annual H-E-B Big League Weekend series at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Friday, March 18 (7:05 p.m. CT) and Saturday, March 19 (2:05 p.m. CT). Tickets for those games are now on sale at texasrangers.com/exhibition.

Texas' 29-game Arizona schedule features 16 contests at Surprise Stadium/Billy Parker Field. The Rangers will be the home team for 14 of those games and will be the visiting club for two contests against the Royals, who share the Surprise complex with Texas. Those two teams will play three times overall in Surprise in 2015, opening the spring schedule with consecutive Royals home games: Wednesday, March 2, which is the Surprise Sundancers Charity Game and Thursday, March 3. Texas will be the home team for the final spring meeting between the clubs on Wednesday, March 30.

In addition, the Rangers will play the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A's, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, and Seattle Mariners once each in Surprise. At the other Cactus League parks, the team has two games with the A's and one each with the Diamondbacks, White Sox, Reds, Indians, Rockies, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers, Padres, Giants, and Mariners. 

Texas will play night games in Surprise with Milwaukee on Thursday, March 17 and with San Diego on Friday, March 25, both at 6:05 p.m. MT. All other Rangers games in Surprise will begin at 1:05 p.m. MT with the exception of the final Cactus League game versus Kansas City on Wednesday, March 30, a 12:05 p.m. MT start.

2016 individual ticket prices for Texas Rangers games at Surprise Stadium: Lower Premium--$30.00; Lower Dugout--$29.00; Upper Dugout--$26.00; Infield--$25.00; Plaza--$19.00; and Lawn--$8.00. The Rangers-Cubs game on March 23 will be a Premium Game with ticket prices ranging from $13.00-35.00. Full season, half season, and 7-game ticket packages are also available as well as group ticket packages. Parking is free to all games at Surprise Stadium.

Season ticket packages go on sale Saturday, December 12, and information is available by calling 623-222-2222 or by going to texasrangers.com. Spring training individual tickets for 2016 may be purchased in one of four ways:

BY MAIL beginning Saturday, December 12. Fans can go to surprisespringtraining.com to download an order form.

ON THE INTERNET beginning Saturday, December 12 at texasrangers.com.  

BY PHONE beginning Saturday January 9 at 623-222-2222.

IN PERSON beginning Saturday, January 9 at the Surprise Stadium Ticket Office, 15960 N. Bullard Ave. in Surprise.