Members of the 1985 World Championship team to be featured at FanFest

The Royals will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the 1985 World Series victory by paying tribute to members of the championship team at the 2010 Royals FanFest presented by Sprint and Teva Neuroscience.  The club’s marquee offseason event is set for Friday, January 15 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, January 16 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kan. 

Team members, including Hall of Famer George Brett and 1985 World Series MVP Bret Saberhagen, will participate in a special autograph session on Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  The group will then be featured in a roundtable discussion on the Sprint Main Stage beginning at 7:35 p.m.  Several ’85 players will participate in additional events throughout the two-day event.  

Royals FanFest will also feature appearances and autograph sessions with current Royals, a Zack Greinke backpack giveaway, new interactive games for all ages, main stage programs and more. 

Along with Brett and Saberhagen, members of the 1985 Championship Team scheduled to appear include Steve Balboni, Joe Beckwith, Buddy Biancalana, Buddy Black, Steve Farr, Danny Jackson, Charlie Leibrandt, Dennis Leonard, Hal McRae, Darryl Motley, Jorge Orta, Greg Pryor, Jamie Quirk, Jim Sundberg, Frank White and Willie Wilson.  Please note that participants are subject to change.

The Royals greats will join a number of current players at FanFest, headlined by the 2009 American League Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke and 2009 Royals Player of the Year Billy Butler.

FanFest tickets may be secured by visiting www.royals.com/fanfest.  Tickets may also be purchased by calling (816) 504-4040 or visiting the Kauffman Stadium Box Office during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.).  Online and phone orders are subject to applicable service fees. 

Tickets purchased in advance will be available at discounted prices. Advance two-day passes are $18 for adults and $9 for youth (ages 6-17), while advance single-day tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for youth.  All kids age five and under will be admitted free.  In addition, Royals 2010 season ticket holders will receive complimentary admission for Friday’s events. 

Tickets will also be available at the Overland Park Convention Center on the days of the event.  For a complete listing of prices and purchase options as well as updated information on players scheduled to appear and event programming, visit www.royals.com/fanfest

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