Homestand Highlights: August 12-22

The Royals return to Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, August 12 to begin a 10-game, 11-day homestand, the club’s longest of the season.  The New York Yankees make their only trip of the year to Kansas City for a four-game set to start the homestand, August 12-15, highlighted by the 1980 American League Championship Celebration on August 14.  Following an off day on August 16, the Royals host A.L. Central rivals in back-to-back series.  The Cleveland Indians visit for a three-game set, July 17-19, before the Chicago White Sox end the homestand with a three-game weekend series, August 20-22.

Thursday, August 12 – New York Yankees vs. Royals presented by Sprint, 7:10 p.m.

         INK College Night – www.royals.com/college

Friday, August 13 – New York Yankees vs. Royals presented by Sprint, 7:10 p.m.

         50/50 Friday – A new fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big! www.royals.com/5050.

         Hy-Vee/Pepsi Fireworks Fridays – A spectacular fireworks show after every Friday home game.

         Bases Loaded 4-Pack – www.royals.com/basesloaded.

Saturday, August 14 – New York Yankees vs. Royals presented by Sprint, 6:10 p.m.

         1980 A.L. Championship Celebration – The Royals celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the 1980 American League Championship with a special pregame ceremony.  Members of the 1980 A.L. Championship team scheduled to attend include Willie Aikens, George Brett, Dennis Leonard, John Wathan and Willie Wilson.  In addition, fans can enjoy videos highlighting the three-game championship series against the Yankees throughout the evening.  www.royals.com/alchamps.

CoasterStack.jpg         1980 A.L. Champion Coaster Set (at left) – The first 20,000 fans through the gates receive a coaster set presented by AT&T commemorating key moments from the 1980 A.L. Championship Series. 

         610 Saturday – Enjoy great food, live music from Echoes From Airplanes and activities for fans of all ages prior to the game in the Outfield Experience.  www.royals.com/610saturday.

         Jackie Stiles First Pitch – Jackie Stiles trades a basketball for a baseball for the ceremonial first pitch.  Stiles, who attended Claflin (Kan.) High School and Missouri State University, is the all-time leading scorer in women’s college basketball history and a WNBA Rookie of the Year award winner.

Sunday, August 15 - New York Yankees vs. Royals presented by Sprint, 1:10 p.m.

         hoops&yoyo Day – It’s hoops&yoyo Day at The K, presented by Hallmark in celebration of their centennial.  Fans can get up close and personal with hoops&yoyo, Hallmark’s popular dynamic duo, as they take in the game at The K.

         Fun Run presented by Sprint.  All fans can run the bases after the game (conditions permitting).

         Bases Loaded 4-Pack – www.royals.com/basesloaded.

Tuesday, August 17 – Cleveland Indians vs. Royals presented by Sprint, 7:10 p.m.

CrownR_t-shirt.JPG         T-Shirt Tuesday: Fan Vote Winner – The fans have sided with outfielder David DeJesus and selected the “Crown R” t-shirt (at right) as the winner of the T-Shirt Tuesday fan vote promotion.  The first 20,000 fans will receive the winning t-shirt courtesy of Sprint. (photo attached) www.royals.com/tshirtvote.

Wednesday, August 18 – Cleveland Indians vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

         Buck Night – Hot dogs, small Pepsi products, peanuts, Twinkies, Gameday Magazines and scorecards for just $1 each all night long.  www.royals.com/fanvalue.

         Super Fan Night – Calling all fans that bleed Royal blue!  Join us for Super Fan Night at The K.  In addition to music from 98.1 KUDL, the event includes a Royals trivia contest at 6:15 p.m. and a “Mr. Royal Super Fan” costume contest at 6:50 p.m.  All events will take place at the Main Stage located in the Outfield Experience.  www.royals.com/superfan.

Thursday, August 19 – Cleveland Indians vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

         INK College Night – www.royals.com/college

         Youth Night – Hy-Vee Infield seats are just $3 for youth 14 and under at the Kauffman Stadium Box Office.  There is a limit to three discounted tickets for every one regularly priced ticket for the same game.  www.royals.com/fanvalue.

Friday, August 20 – Chicago White Sox vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

         Hy-Vee/Pepsi Fireworks Fridays – A spectacular fireworks show after every Friday home game.

         Long Haul Bombers – The fireworks start early as the Long Haul Bombers, a group of some of the best slow-pitch softball hitters in the country, put on a home run hitting performance immediately following the game.  Discounted tickets, which include $6 in loaded value for concession or retail purchases, are available.  With a ticket purchase, fans will be entered into a drawing for great Royals prizes.  www.royals.com/bombers.

         Bases Loaded 4-Pack – www.royals.com/basesloaded.

Saturday, August 21 – Chicago White Sox vs. Royals, 6:10 p.m.

Jersey_Cooler.jpg         Royals Jersey Cooler – Beat the heat with this jersey-inspired cooler for the first 20,000 fans.  

         610 Saturday – Enjoy great food, live music from Marty Wall and activities for fans of all ages prior to the game in the Outfield Experience.  www.royals.com/610saturday.

Sunday, August 22 – Chicago White Sox vs. Royals, 1:10 p.m.

         Fun Run presented by Sprint.  All fans can run the bases after the game (conditions permitting).

         Bases Loaded 4-Pack – www.royals.com/basesloaded.

TRAFFIC REMINDER:  The Royals would like to remind fans that Stadium Drive is currently closed at Raytown Road.  To access parking on the west side of Kauffman Stadium, fans may proceed on Raytown Road past Stadium Drive and will be able to enter the Truman Sports Complex through Gate 5.  To access parking on the east side of Kauffman Stadium, fans may continue on Raytown Road approximately one mile past Gate 5 and enter the complex through Gate 4.

Fans may purchase tickets online at royals.com, by calling 1-800-6ROYALS, at area Hy-Vee stores or at the Kauffman Stadium Box Office. 

 

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