Surprise, AZ was founded in 1938 by Flora Mae Statler. Statler actually names the town Surprise because she said, “ would be surprised if it ever amounted to much” However, Surprise has actually grown quite a lot since it was founded. In 1960, it became a city and actually homes a spring training facility where the Kansas City Royals, and Texas Rangers play. They also use the Stadium for free Family movie night, Fourth of July Fireworks and so much more. There is also a Tennis and Racquet Complex that often hosts tennis Legends. Surpise has become a lot more than Statler thought it would, I’m sure.