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Royals Spring Training 2012: Stadium, Cactus League Map And More

The Kansas City Royals are getting ready to kick off their 2012 Spring Training as part of the Cactus League in Arizona. Fans will want to keep an eye on the young pitching staff, offseason acquisitions and non-roster invitees. If you wanted to watch the goings-on live and in-person, we have all of your relevant information right here.

As it has done since 2002, Surprise Stadium in Surprise, AZ will house both the Royals and the two-time defending American League champions the Texas Rangers. The stadium holds 10,500 fans and is located at 15960 N. Bullard Av., Surprise.

Here are the directions to Surprise Stadium, courtesy of Spring Training Online.

Surprise Stadium is located 1 1/2 miles west of the intersection of Bell Road and Grand Avenue (U.S. Route 60). Bullard Avenue is located off of Bell Road, 1 1/2 miles west of Grand Avenue, or 2 1/2 miles east of Loop 303.

The first game of the spring will have the Royals and Rangers playing one another on March 4, with the Rangers acting as the "home" team.

The below map shows the location of the Rangers and Royals in relation to the other Cactus League teams. The Royals, Rangers, Mariners and Padres are all bunched up together in the Surprise area.

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For all news and information regarding the Kansas City Royals, please visit Royals Review. For complete coverage of Spring Training, head on over to Baseball Nation.