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Rangers, Royals spring schedules revised

MLB completely rehauls spring schedule because of COVID

Posted 2/16/21

The ongoing presense of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced changes to the 2021 Cactus League schedule, which affected every game for the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals.

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Rangers, Royals spring schedules revised

MLB completely rehauls spring schedule because of COVID

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The ongoing presense of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced changes to the 2021 Cactus League schedule, which affected every game for the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals.

The two "home" teams in Surprise will play less games because of the elimination of "split squad" games.

The opener is now scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 28 when the two teams face off at 1:05 p.m.

Capacity is expected to be capped at 25%, although the city of Surprise hasn't yet released its plan for fan safety measures.

City Deputy Manager Diane Arthur said tickets could be sold as soon as this weekend.

The season will now run through Monday, March 29, with the final game pitting the Royals against the Cleveland Indians at 12:05 p.m.

The new schedule features three days with no games — Tuesday, March 2; Saturday, March 6; and Wednesday, March 24.

Here is the 2021 revised schedule:

  • Sunday, Feb. 28 — Kansas City Royals vs. Texas Rangers (1:05 p.m.)
  • Monday, March 1 — Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants (1:05 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, March 2 — NO GAME
  • Wednesday, March 3 ­— Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox (1:05 p.m.)
  • Thursday, March 4 — Texas Rangers vs. San Diego Padres (1:05 p.m.)
  • Friday, March 5 — Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (1:05 p.m.)
  • Saturday, March 6 — NO GAME
  • Sunday, March 7 — Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (1:05 p.m.)
  • Monday, March 8 — Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland A’s (1:05 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, March 9 — Texas Rangers vs. Cleveland Indians (1:05 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, March 10 — Kansas City Royals vs. Cincinnati Reds (1:05 p.m.)
  • Thursday, March 11 — Texas Rangers vs. Oakland A’s (1:05 p.m.)
  • Friday, March 12 — Texas Rangers vs. Chicago White Sox (1:05 p.m.)
  • Saturday, March 13 — Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago Cubs (1:05 p.m.)
  • Sunday, March 14 — Texas Rangers vs. Colorado Rockies (1:05 p.m.)
  • Monday, March 15 ­— Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants (1:05 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, March 16 — Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners (6:05 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, March 17 — Texas Rangers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (6:05 p.m.)
  • Thursday, March 18 — Texas Rangers vs. Cincinnati Reds (6:05 p.m.)
  • Friday, March 19 — Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels (1:05 p.m.)
  • Saturday, March 20 — Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners (6:05 p.m.)
  • Sunday, March 21 — Kansas City Royals vs. Colorado Rockies (1:05 p.m.)
  • Monday, March 22 — Kansas City Royals vs. San Diego Padres (1:05 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, March 23 — Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels (1:05 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, March 24 — NO GAME
  • Thursday, March 25 — Kansas City Royals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks(1:05 p.m.)
  • Friday, March 26 — Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals (6:05 p.m.)
  • Saturday, March 27 — Kansas City Royals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (1:05 p.m.)
  • Sunday, March 28 — Texas Rangers vs. Chicago Cubs (12:05 p.m.)
  • Monday, March 29 — Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians (12:05 p.m.)

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