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Rangers unveil upgrades to spring complex

Surprise facility gets remodeled clubhouse, more conditioning space
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SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers on Thursday unveiled the renovations to their Spring Training complex, giving the media a tour of the upgraded facilities.

The Surprise complex has long been considered one of the best training facilities in Major League Baseball, and the renovations will only enhance that reputation.

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers on Thursday unveiled the renovations to their Spring Training complex, giving the media a tour of the upgraded facilities.

The Surprise complex has long been considered one of the best training facilities in Major League Baseball, and the renovations will only enhance that reputation.

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The renovations increased the Rangers complex from 37,000 to 49,500 square feet, including a completely remodeled 3,000-square-foot Major League clubhouse that increased the number of lockers from 58 to 70.

The configuration was also changed into an oval shape. That means no players being stuffed into corners or having to locker behind a post, allowing for better communication across the room.

The renovations also included a 6,300-square-foot indoor weight room and conditioning facility as well as an additional 1,600-square-foot outdoor work room with artificial turf and canopy. The training rooms include new hydrotherapy equipment and five pools.

The Rangers also added larger cafeteria and kitchen space, a 3,600-square-foot multi-purpose meeting room and a new media workroom. The covered hitting tunnels received a retractable netting system. The city of Surprise also replaced all the seats in the Surprise Stadium seating bowl.

This is the 14th season that the Rangers and the Royals have shared the complex. The original agreement called for a 20-year lease, and both teams have agreed to a seven-year extension through 2029.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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