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2022 Spring Training
The 20th annual Surprise Spring Training Season will kick off on Saturday, February 26 with the annual Surprise Sundancer Charity Game at Surprise Stadium, featuring home teams – the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals. The 2022 schedule features games every day from February 26 through March 26, with a doubleheader on February 28.
Season ticket, mini-plan packages and single-game tickets are on sale now at SurpriseStadium.com. By choosing one of our multi-game ticket packages, you will receive unique perks, such as savings over the individual game ticket price and choice of the best available seating locations.
- Full Season Plan – Package Pricing: Starting at only $210
- Half Season Plan – Package Pricing: Starting at just $105
- 7 Game Mini-Plans – Package Pricing: Starting at ONLY $49
A New Leaf Shelter
Though primarily known as a nonprofit that provides shelter and other services for domestic violence victims, A New Leaf provides a range of programs for Valley homeless, families, foster children and those in need of financial advice. Now, more of these services will be available in person in Surprise.
In December, the Arizona Department of Housing awarded $1.14 million to A New Leaf to support the West Valley Housing Support Center in Surprise. Construction is set to begin on the $1.5 million project in April 2022 with opening expected by September. The center will offer temporary housing to women and families as well as housing support services to far-West Valley residents in need of permanent housing, employment and other related services. For information on A New Leaf’s other services, visit turnanewleaf.org/services.
Surprise Tentative Budget
The FY2023 budget building process has begun! The Finance Department will give a series of presentations to City Council over the next few months. Then, the City Manager will release his Recommended Budget in April, which will be followed by public review and then final adoption of a balanced budget in June. Please stay tuned to the future Council Meetings for the overall development of the budget and upcoming annual process.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Tax season is here and the City is here to help! The City of Surprise has again partnered with A New Leaf who facilitates the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides free tax preparation assistance to both individuals and families with qualifying incomes. The program will be available until April 18 at the Surprise Resource Center and through April 13 at Riverboat Bingo. To make an appointment call the Surprise Resource Center at 623.222.1600.
Surprise USTA Tennis Series
The Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex is proud to welcome several United States Tennis Association (USTA) tournaments.
- February 4-6: Adult 65 and Over 6.0 and 9.0 Men and Women
- February 11-13: Adult 65 and Over 8.0 Men & Women
These events will take place at 14469 W. Paradise Ln. Fans can take advantage of free admission and enjoy all of the tennis action! For information on open court availability and tennis programs, please contact the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex at 623.222.2400.
Sunday in the Park
Sunday in the Park returns to Mark Coronado Park! Join us on February 6 from 3 – 7 p.m. for live music, various food trucks, an assortment of beer and wine, and family-friendly entertainment such as bounce houses, face painting, a trackless train and more! View event details: bit.ly/3sw1lBr. The next Sunday in the Park is April 3.
Meet and Greet
Please join me for my Monthly Meet and Greet on Saturday, February 12, at 9 a.m. at Sweet Tea, 15278 W. Bell Rd. Suite 102. I look forward to discussing the latest City issues and answering any questions you might have. You can also subscribe to my Notify Me mailing list on my city webpage at d5.surpriseaz.gov so you never miss any important District 5 news.
City Council Meetings
The next regularly scheduled Council meeting is February 15 at 6 p.m. in the City of Surprise Council Chambers, located at 16000 N. Civic Center Dr. City Council meetings are open to in-person attendance, or you may tune in on surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv, the Surprise City Gov Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofsurprise, or on Cox channel 11 to watch the meetings live. Instructions for virtual public comment will be available on the meeting agendas at surpriseaz.gov/agendas.