Royals add contest at Tempe against Angels to Spring Training slate

KANSAS CITY -- The Kansas City Royals have announced that the club has added a split-squad Spring Training contest in Tempe, Ariz., against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, March 22 at 3:05 p.m. CT.  The Royals will also play that afternoon in Glendale, Ariz., against the Chicago White Sox.  The club is now scheduled to play 32 contests next spring, opening its tenth season in the Cactus League as the visiting team against its Surprise complex mates, the Texas Rangers, on Sunday, March 4. 

The Surprise Recreation Campus has begun to accept mail orders along with orders for season-ticket packages.  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 Saturday, December 17 through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.  The Surprise Recreation Campus Box Office will open at 6:00 a.m. local time on Saturday, January 7 for walk-up purchases.  A service charge will be applied to tickets purchased online or over the phone.

The Royals will once again offer fans a variety of Spring Training travel packages.  The Early Spring Training Special (March 16-18 or March 23-25) includes game tickets, hotel accommodations, car rental, and a Royals travel bag with a cap and T-shirt. Two Grand Slam packages (March 9-11 or March 30-April 1) include all of the benefits in the Early Spring Training Special plus a Meet and Greet with select team personnel.  For more information on Spring Training travel packages, fans may visit www.royals.com/springtravel.

Pitchers and catchers will report to Surprise on Monday, February 20.  Workouts for pitchers begin the following day, Tuesday, February 21.  The remainder of the squad will report on Friday, February 24 and begin workouts for the 2012 campaign on Saturday, February 25.

A complete schedule with the added game is below. For more information, contact the Royals Media Relations Department at (816) 921-8000.

 

2012 KANSAS CITY ROYALS SPRING SCHEDULE

MARCH

 

 

 

 

4

Sunday

at Texas

Surprise

1:05

5

Monday

TEXAS*

SURPRISE

2:05

6

Tuesday

SAN DIEGO

SURPRISE

2:05

 

 

at Cleveland

Goodyear

2:05

 

Wednesday

CHICAGO CUBS

SURPRISE

2:05

8

Thursday

at Colorado

Scottsdale

2:05

9

Friday

at Cincinnati (ss)

Goodyear

2:05

10

Saturday

COLORADO

SURPRISE

2:05

11

Sunday

at Oakland

Phoenix

3:05

12

Monday

SAN FRANCISCO

SURPRISE

3:05

13

Tuesday

CINCINNATI

SURPRISE

3:05

14

Wednesday

at Seattle

Peoria

9:05

15

Thursday

at Los Angeles Dodgers

Glendale

3:05

16

Friday

MILWAUKEE

SURPRISE

3:05

17

Saturday

at San Diego

Peoria

9:05

18

Sunday

CLEVELAND

SURPRISE

3:05

19

Monday

OFF DAY

 

 

20

Tuesday

LOS ANGELES ANGELS

SURPRISE

3:05

21

Wednesday

OAKLAND

SURPRISE

3:05

22

Thursday

at Chicago White Sox

Glendale

3:05

 

 

at Los Angeles Angels (ss)

Tempe

3:05

23

Friday

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

SURPRISE

3:05

24

Saturday

at Arizona

Scottsdale

8:40

25

Sunday

MILWAUKEE (ss)

SURPRISE

3:05

26

Monday

at San Francisco

Scottsdale

3:05

27

Tuesday

at Milwaukee

Maryvale

3:05

28

Wednesday

TEXAS

SURPRISE

8:05

29

Thursday

at Los Angeles Angels

Tempe

3:05

30

Friday

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

SURPRISE

8:05

31

Saturday

ARIZONA (ss)

SURPRISE

3:05

APRIL

 

 

 

 

1

Sunday

at Seattle

Peoria

3:05

2

Monday

OFF DAY

 

 

3

Tuesday

at San Diego

San Diego

9:05

4

Wednesday

at San Diego

Lake Elsinore

4:05

 

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

* March 5 – Charity game

Reporting Dates

February 20 – Pitchers and Catchers Report

February 21 – Pitchers and Catchers First Workout

February 24 – Full Squad Reports

February 25 – First Full Squad Workout