The two-time defending American League champions the Texas Rangers already have their pitchers and catchers in attendance at their Spring Training facilities in Arizona. If you were hoping to make it to Spring Training to cheer on your Rangers this year, we have all of the necessary information right here.
As it has done since 2002, Surprise Stadium in Surprise, AZ will house both the Rangers and the Kansas City Royals. The stadium holds 10,500 fans and is located at 15960 N. Bullard Av., Surprise.
Here are the directions to the stadium, courtesy of Spring Training Online:
Surprise Stadium is located 1 1/2 miles west of the intersection of Bell Road and Grand Avenue (U.S. Route 60). Bullard Avenue is located off of Bell Road, 1 1/2 miles west of Grand Avenue, or 2 1/2 miles east of Loop 303.
The first game of the spring will have the Royals and Rangers playing one another on March 4, with the Rangers acting as the "home" team.
The below map shows the location of the Rangers and Royals in relation to the other Cactus League teams. The Royals, Rangers, Mariners and Padres are all bunched up together in the Surprise area.
For all news and information regarding the Texas Rangers, please visit Lone Star Ball. For complete coverage of Spring Training, head on over to Baseball Nation.