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Major League Baseball is coming to Northwest Arkansas in March

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals will be hosting a historic event as they’ll be welcoming the Kansas City Royals, their big-league affiliate, to Springdale for an exhibition game on Monday, March 25th. First pitch of the exhibition game between the two clubs is scheduled for 6:05pm at Arvest Ballpark.

The Kansas City 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. The exhibition game will take place prior to the start of the 2024 season for both clubs.

"We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting the Kansas City Royals at Arvest Ballpark in 2024," 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 our Major League affiliate to Springdale in just over two months."

“Northwest Arkansas has been such a great partner for 15 years, so we are happy to be able to play this exhibition game in front of their fans,” said Royals Executive VP and GM, J.J. Picollo. “We were disappointed that our game in 2021 was cancelled due to COVID, so we’re even more excited for Naturals fans to have a chance to see so many familiar faces who previously played in Springdale. This will be a great night for our organization.”

The Naturals have been a minor league affiliate of the Royals since relocating to Northwest Arkansas from Wichita in 2008. Prior to relocating, the Wichita Wranglers served as the Royals’ Double-A affiliate from 1995-2007. During their partnership with Kansas City, Northwest Arkansas has made the playoffs eight times, including winning the Texas League in 2010 and claiming the Double-A Central in 2021.

Since the 2008 season, 101 former Naturals have gone on to make their Major League debut with the Kansas City Royals. Prominent former players including Salvador Perez, Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer, Danny Duffy, Kelvin Herrera, and Greg Holland served an integral role with the 2015 World Series Championship club while current standouts Bobby Witt Jr., Maikel Garcia, Vinnie Pasquantino, Brady Singer, MJ Melendez, and Michael Massey have all called Arvest Ballpark home in recent seasons.

For immediate questions or additional information, please call the Naturals Front Office at (479) 927-4900 or email us at [email protected].

The Royals Exhibition Game at Arvest Ballpark is SOLD OUT

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals exhibition game against the Kansas City Royals at Arvest Ballpark on Monday, March 25th is sold out. Tickets are no longer available online or at the Arvest Ballpark Box Office for the special event, which is presented by Red Vines and Sour Punch.

While tickets are sold out for the Royals Exhibition Game in March, single game tickets are available for all 69 home games at Arvest Ballpark this year. The season begins with Opening Night on Friday, April 5th and concludes with the regular season finale at Arvest Ballpark on Sunday, September 15th.

REGULAR SEASON TICKET PRICES (All Online Orders Contain a Convenience Fee):

Sunday – Thursday with the exception of Wednesday, July 3rd:

  • Home Plate Premium Ticket – $16.00 ($14.00 in advance)
  • Dugout Premium Ticket – $14.00 ($12.00 in advance)
  • 1B/3B Reserved Ticket – $11.00 ($9.00 in advance)
  • Werther’s Original Grass Berm/General Admission – $11.00 ($9.00 in advance)

Friday – Saturday and Wednesday, July 3rd:

  • Home Plate Premium Ticket – $17.00 ($15.00 in advance)
  • Dugout Premium Ticket – $15.00 ($13.00 in advance)
  • 1B/3B Reserved Ticket – $12.00 ($10.00 in advance)
  • Werther’s Original Grass Berm/General Admission – $12.00 ($10.00 in advance)

Visit for a complete game schedule and list of promotions. All game dates and promotions are subject to change.

The Naturals would like to thank the following Silver Sponsors of the Royals Exhibition Game

Royals Exhibition Game FAQ

All seating within the seating bowl will be assigned for the Royals Exhibition Game. Tickets purchased in Home Plate Premium, Dugout Premium, and 1b/3b Reserved sections will have designated seats while tickets for the Werther's Original Grass Berm are considered General Admission.

Kids three and under do not require a ticket to enter Arvest Ballpark; however, they must sit on someone's lap. If they need their own seat, then they will need a ticket for the event. Fans four years of age and older will require a ticket to enter the ballpark. This ticket policy is the same for the Naturals regular season.

No - tickets are sold out for the Royals Exhibition Game at Arvest Ballpark. Flex vouchers, pick-a-packs, and unused season ticket exchanges are only valid to be used or exchanged for games during the Naturals regular season. They cannot be exchanged for tickets and/or access to special events like the Royals Exhibition Game.

Parking is $5 per vehicle -- same price as any other Naturals game.

Gates will open at 4:45pm while first pitch is scheduled for 6:05pm.

Yes, a clear bag policy is in effect at ALL events at Arvest Ballpark including the Royals Exhibition Game. Each ticketed fan is allowed to bring in one clear bag and/or a small clutch purse and one clear unopened bottle of water. Please note that all types of bags and clutch purses will be screened prior to entry into the stadium. Childcare items (i.e. diapers) are permitted; however, they must be in an approved clear bag to enter. All bags and purses not meeting the requirements set forth by the clear bag policy will not be permitted to enter the ballpark. CLICK HERE for more information on the Arvest Ballpark Clear Bag Policy.

A group discount of $3 OFF per ticket was offered for groups of 11 or more people; however, the event has sold out so tickets are no longer available for the game.

We are officially sold out of suites for the Royals Exhibition Game. To be added to a waiting list, please call us at (479) 927-4900 or email us at [email protected]. Individual and double-suites are available to be rented for any of the Naturals 69 regular season home games at Arvest Ballpark. CLICK HERE for more information.

We are sold out of Party Areas for the Royals Exhibition Game. To be added to a waiting list, please call us at (479) 927-4900 or email us at [email protected]. Party Areas like the Bud Light Home Run Porch and the Veritiv Home Plate Deck are available to be rented for regular season games. CLICK HERE for full details.

The Kansas City Royals plan to bring their Major League club featuring the full big-league staff for the exhibition game at Arvest Ballpark. While players can be subject to change until rosters are finalized, fans can expect to see most, if not all, of the Royals position players as well as a number of members of their pitching staff as they get ready for Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, March 28th against the Minnesota Twins. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals roster for the exhibition game may feature players that will start the year in Double-A; however, the Naturals official 2024 roster will not be finalized until the start of the Texas League season on Friday, April 5th.

There is no formal autograph session planned; however, the Naturals in-season policy will apply as guests may seek autographs from players and coaches from the time the gates open until 15 minutes prior to the start of the game. No autograph requests will be allowed during the game. The Naturals organization asks that fans be courteous and respectful to the players and coaches as well as guests possessing tickets near autograph areas. Autographs are not guaranteed and up to each individual.

Yes, the Kansas City Royals Kids Zone will be open during the Exhibition Game (weather permitting). The cost will be the same as a Naturals regular season game: $7 for wristband, $2 for a ride on the Arvest Ballpark Train, and $2 for tokens. The Kids Zone typically stays open until approximately the 7th inning.

For all other questions, CLICK HERE for our Arvest Ballpark Fan Guide, call the Naturals Front Office at (479) 927-4900, or email us at [email protected].