KANSAS CITY, MO (November 20, 2017) – In conjunction with Major League Baseball’s release today of the 2018 exhibition schedule, the Kansas City Royals announced a 33-game exhibition slate. The club will begin its 16th season in the Cactus League on February 24 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers at Surprise Stadium.
Kansas City’s schedule features 16 home games at Surprise Stadium and one game as the visiting team on March 17 as part of a split-doubleheader with Texas at 2:05 p.m. CT and 8:05 p.m. CT. The Royals will also host both ends of a split-doubleheader on March 12 vs. San Diego at 2:05 p.m. CT and Texas at 8:05 p.m.
Kansas City also has home night games scheduled on March 6 vs. San Diego (7:05 p.m. CT) and March 20 vs. San Francisco (8:05 p.m. CT). The first six daytime home games will start at 2:05 p.m. CT. Following Daylight Savings on March 11, all remaining daytime home games (excluding doubleheaders) will begin at 3:05 p.m. CT until the Surprise finale vs. the Chicago Cubs on March 25, which will begin at 2:05 p.m. CT.
The Royals will play every Cactus League team with the exception of Colorado and the Angels, including four games with San Diego and the defending National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Royals will travel to Werner Park in Omaha, Neb. on March 26 to complete their exhibition schedule with a 6:05 p.m. CT game vs. their Triple-A affiliate Omaha Storm Chasers. This will be Kansas City’s first exhibition game vs. Omaha since 2000, when the franchise was known as the “Golden Spikes.” The Royals will open the regular season at Kauffman Stadium on March 29 vs. the Chicago White Sox.