ROYALS EXHIBITION GAME UPDATE - FEBRUARY 16, 2021
The Northwest Arkansas Naturals and the Kansas City Royals, have announced that the Exhibition Game presented by Red Vines and Sour Punch between the two clubs, which was scheduled to be played at Arvest Ballpark on Monday, March 29th has been postponed due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. No makeup date has been announced but the teams will soon look to reschedule for a future year.
The Naturals organization remains committed to being as accommodating and flexible as possible, as we value the support of our fans. PLEASE NOTE, all fans that purchased tickets to the exhibition game will receive direct communication from the Naturals organization with information on all available options.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Naturals offices at Arvest Ballpark, as well as the Naturals Ticket Office and Team Store remain closed for the time being.
Fans with additional questions or concerns in the meantime are encouraged to email the Naturals at [email protected] and we will route your request accordingly.
ROYALS EXHIBITION GAME ANNOUNCEMENT - OCTOBER 7, 2020
The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are excited to announce that they’ll be hosting a historic event on Monday, March 29, 2021 as they’ll be welcoming their parent club, the Kansas City Royals, to Arvest Ballpark for an exhibition game with first pitch scheduled for 6:05 p.m.
The Royals Exhibition Game, which is presented by Red Vines and Sour Punch, will mark the first time that the Royals have played at Arvest Ballpark, and the first time that they have played a game against Northwest Arkansas since the 2008 season, which was the Naturals inaugural year. The exhibition game will take place prior to the start of the 2021 season for both clubs.
"We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting the Kansas City Royals at Arvest Ballpark in 2021," said Naturals Vice President & General Manager Justin Cole. "The Royals have been tremendous partners over the years, and we could not be more excited to welcome the Royals franchise to Springdale next year."
The Naturals have been an affiliate of the Royals since relocating to Northwest Arkansas from Wichita in 2008. Prior to their relocation, the Wichita Wranglers served as the Royals’ Double-A affiliate from 1995-2007. During their partnership with Kansas City, Northwest Arkansas has reached the playoffs seven times in 12 seasons, including winning the Texas League Championship in 2010.
“We have taken a lot of pride over the years to forge exceptionally strong relationships with our minor league affiliates and today we’re excited to announce that we will bring a Major League exhibition game to Springdale,” said Royals Vice President/Assistant General Manager-Player Personnel J.J. Picollo. “After the historically challenging year that 2020 brought us, especially on the minor league side, our visit to Northwest Arkansas will hopefully help in reinvigorating our fan base in the region and get baseball off on the right foot for 2021.”
Tickets will go on sale to the public at a later date, so please stay tuned to nwanaturals.com for further updates. An exclusive pre-sale ticket window will be shared with 2021 ticket package holders. For any immediate questions regarding the Royals Exhibition Game, please email us at [email protected].