Arlington, TX – Major League Baseball and Texas Rangers today announced the revised 2021 spring training schedule. The number of games has been reduced to eliminate all split squads in 2021.
The Rangers are now scheduled to play 29 spring training games in 2021, including 27 Cactus League contests. The Arizona portion of the schedule begins on Sunday, February 28 against Kansas City at Surprise Stadium (Rangers are road team) and concludes on Sunday, March 28 versus the Chicago Cubs in Surprise.
Texas’ Arizona schedule features 14 contests at Surprise Stadium/Billy Parker Field, which includes home and home games versus Kansas City. In addition to the Cactus League opener on February 28, the two teams also play on Friday, March 26 with the Rangers as the home team.
All Rangers’ home day games at Surprise Stadium will start at 1:05 p.m. AZ Time with the exception of the Sunday, March 28 game with the Cubs (12:05 p.m. AZ time). Texas has scheduled four 6:05 p.m. AZ time games at Surprise Stadium: Wednesday, March 17 vs. Arizona; Thursday, March 18 vs. Cincinnati; Saturday, March 20 vs. Seattle; and Friday, March 26 vs. Kansas City.
Texas will host the Milwaukee Brewers for two exhibition games at Globe Life Field, Monday, March 29 at 7:05 p.m. CT and Tuesday, March 30 at 1:05 p.m. CT to conclude the exhibition schedule. Ticket information will be announced at a later date for those games.
Information on ticket and on sale information for 2021 Texas Rangers games at Surprise Stadium is expected to be announced next week. A limited number of tickets will be available for all Rangers spring training games at Surprise Stadium. Fans interested in ticket information should visit SurpriseStadium.com or call 623.222.2222.
The City of Surprise Sports & Tourism Department have worked to develop health and safety measures specific to the Spring Training experience after considering guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local and international health authorities, Major League Baseball, and destination partners. These will include reduced touch points, contactless ticketing, new intensified cleaning protocols and reduced seating capacity for social distancing.
The Rangers first spring training workout in Surprise, Arizona for pitchers and catchers is Wednesday, February 17 with the first full squad workout set for Monday, February 22.