The Rangers have 37 games scheduled for spring training, including 32 Cactus League games, a WBC exhibition, and four games at San Antonio’s Alamodome and Globe Life Park. This represents the second-most spring-training games ever scheduled for the Rangers. The club had 38 scheduled games in 2013 but played just 36 due to rainouts.
The schedule includes a pair of exhibition games with the Kansas City Royals at Globe Life Park in Arlington to close the spring schedule on Friday, March 31 (7:05 p.m. CT) and Saturday, April 1 (1:05 p.m. CT). It will mark the third 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.
Texas’ 33-game Arizona schedule features 19 contests at Surprise Stadium/Billy Parker Field. The Rangers will be the home team for 17 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 2017, opening the spring schedule with the Surprise Sundancers Charity Game on Saturday, February 25, a Rangers’ home game. Kansas City will be the home team for the final two spring meetings between the clubs on Sunday, February 26 and Wednesday, March 29.
In addition, the Rangers will play the Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Seattle Mariners twice each in Surprise with single home games against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, and San Francisco Giants. At the other Cactus League parks, the team has two games versus the Angels, Oakland A’s, and Mariners with one each against the Diamondbacks, White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Indians, Rockies, Dodgers, Brewers, and Padres.
Texas will also play Venezuela’s World Baseball Classic squad in an exhibition game on Thursday, March 9 at Surprise Stadium. It marks the second time that the Rangers will play a WBC team in an exhibition game, the first since an 8-4 win over Japan on March 9, 2006 at Surprise Stadium. Japan went on to win the inaugural WBC that year.
The Rangers use base pricing and then add $5 for premium, popular games via dynamic pricing. Base pricing: Lower Premium, $30; Lower Dugout, $29; Upper Dugout, $26; Infield, $25; Plaza, $19; and Lawn, $8. Add $5 for premium games.
Season tickets go on sale Dec. 10; single-game tickets go on sale Jan. 7, 2017.