Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
news

MLB News

Royals and Fox Sports Kansas City announce 2019 Spring Training TV schedule

The Kansas City Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City announced Friday that 10 exhibition games will be televised this season on the club's exclusive local television partner.
February 1, 2019

The Kansas City Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City announced Friday that 10 exhibition games will be televised this season on the club's exclusive local television partner.  The Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City are entering the 12th season of an agreement in which FOX Sports Kansas City is the

The Kansas City Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City announced Friday that 10 exhibition games will be televised this season on the club's exclusive local television partner. 

The Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City are entering the 12th season of an agreement in which FOX Sports Kansas City is the exclusive local television home of Royals baseball. This will be the fourth straight year in which FOX Sports Kansas City will broadcast 10 Spring Training games. Each of the 10 telecasts will also be streamed live on FOX Sports digital platforms. 

Coverage of Royals baseball in 2019 kicks off with a telecast from Scottsdale, Ariz., on Saturday, March 9, when the Royals visit the Arizona Diamondbacks at 2:10 p.m. (CDT). Other road telecasts include Saturday, March 16 at San Diego (3:10 CT), Wednesday, March 20 at Colorado (8:40 p.m. CT) and Saturday, March 23 at Milwaukee (3:05 p.m. CT).

FOX Sports Kansas City will also broadcast six games from the Royals' home complex in Surprise, Ariz.: Monday, March 11 at Texas (9:05 p.m. CT), Tuesday, March 12 vs. the Chicago White Sox (3:05 p.m. CT), Wednesday, March 13 vs. Cleveland (3:05 p.m. CT), Tuesday, March 19 vs. the Chicago Cubs (8:05 p.m. CT), Friday, March 22 vs. San Francisco (8:05 p.m. CT) and Sunday, March 24 at Texas (2:05 p.m. CT).

"It's important for us as an organization that our fans get the opportunity to watch the ball club prepare for the upcoming season and we are thrilled that our partners at FOX Sports Kansas City are once again televising 10 exhibition games," said Mike Swanson, Royals Vice President of Communications and Broadcasting. "After a cold winter, spring training baseball tends to rejuvenate everyone and it's enjoyable to watch in a more intimate setting of the spring training parks."

The schedule of FSKC TV broadcasts can be found on the next page. The FOX Sports Kansas City announcer team will continue to feature Ryan Lefebvre, Steve Physioc, Rex Hudler, Joel Goldberg and Jeff Montgomery.  

While seven of the telecasts will be exclusive FSKC productions, three others will be a shared feed with that day's opponent. Those games include Monday, March 11 at Texas (FOX Sports Southwest), Saturday, March 16 at San Diego (FOX Sports San Diego) and Saturday, March 23 at Milwaukee (FOX Sports Wisconsin).

The 2019 regular season schedule with FOX Sports Kansas City telecasts will be announced at a later date.