The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are pleased to announce the release of their 2012 Texas League Schedule.
The Naturals will open the 2012 season with a six-game road trip to Corpus Christi and San Antonio before their home opener at Arvest Ballpark on Thursday, April 12th vs. the Corpus Christi Hooks. It will be the first time since the 2009 season that the Naturals have opened the season with a road trip and the first time ever that the home opener has been against a team other than San Antonio. The final home game will be on of the regular season will be on Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd against the Tulsa Drillers.
The 2012, 70-home game schedule is highlighted by 31 games falling on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday dates. The schedule will see the Naturals face off 16 times against their two biggest rivals: the in-state Arkansas Travelers from North Little Rock (Los Angeles Angels), and the Springfield Cardinals (St. Louis). Each will visit Arvest Ballpark four times in 2012, and at least two series against each team will be played on weekends. The Naturals are also home for the Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays.
2012 will feature three School Kids Day Games (April 25th, April 30th, and May 8th). Special group rates are available for those days. In addition, our group areas such as the Bud Light Bullpen Café and Wendy’s Home Plate Party Deck as well as luxury suite rentals are also available on all day games for companies looking to do a daytime corporate outing.
Next season’s Texas League All-Star game will be Wednesday, June 27th at ONEOK Field, home of the Tulsa Drillers.
Pocket schedules with these home dates will be passed out to fans during the Naturals’ upcoming homestand beginning on Saturday night and can also be obtained by visiting the box office at Arvest Ballpark. A printable PDF copy of the schedule will also be made available in the coming days on the Naturals’ official website, www.nwanaturals.com.
Season tickets for the 2012 season are now on sale. Information on ticket plans and group information will be available in the coming weeks. Details regarding weekday promotions, giveaway nights, and the 2012 promotional calendar will be available in late February 2012.
The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are the Double-A Texas League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and play at state-of-the-art Arvest Ballpark, located in Springdale. Visit our website, nwanaturals.com, for information on season tickets and ticket plans.