The City of Surprise has approved the funding of improvements to the Texas Rangers’ spring home, a deal that will keep the Rangers in Arizona through 2029.
The city will spend $21.9 million on improvements that will also be made on the Kansas City Royals’ facility of the Surprise Recreation Campus. Work could begin as soon as June 1 and will be completed by Feb. 1 before spring training.
These will be the first capital improvements since the facility opened in 2003.
“We’ve enjoyed the relationship with the city and the Royals,” general manager Jon Daniels said. “We’re looking forward to the renovations and a continued partnership.”
The Rangers will get a new major-league clubhouse, a new weight room and a new multi-purpose room, in addition to other upgrades to office space and a media room.
The Rangers will continue to house extended spring training and their Arizona Rookie League team in Surprise during the construction.
Jeff Wilson, 817-390-7760