Surprise is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. It is the second fastest-growing municipality in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area and, between 1990 and 2000, it was the sixth fastest-growing place among all cities and towns in Arizona.
The city is the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers baseball teams. These Major League Baseball teams use Surprise Stadium for their activities. As part of the city's Recreation Campus, Surprise is also home to the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex (STRC). It was named the 2008 Outstanding Facility of the year award by the USTA. Surprise is also home to the Speedworld Dragstrip, just off US 93. Signs for the strip are located along the highway when driving the Phoenix-Las Vegas stretch.
The Dysart Unified School District serves a portion of Surprise. Arizona Charter Academy is also located in the area.Read More ▾