New Royals scheduled to attend FanFest

The Royals have announced that pitchers Wade Davis, Ervin Santana and James Shields will be among the participants at the 2013 Royals FanFest presented by Sprint and Teva Neuroscience.  A portion of the proceeds from the event, set for Saturday, January 19 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kan., will benefit Royals Charities.

Santana, acquired from the Los Angeles Angels on October 31, and Davis and Shields, acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays on December 9, will join Manager Ned Yost and other current and former Royals at the event.  Current Royals scheduled to appear include the following:

Billy Butler

Bruce Chen

Aaron Crow

Wade Davis

Danny Duffy

Jarrod Dyson

Alcides Escobar

Chris Getz

Johnny Giavotella

Alex Gordon

Luke Hochevar

Greg Holland

Eric Hosmer

Mike Moustakas

Salvador Perez

Ervin Santana

James Shields

Will Smith

Everett Teaford

Ned Yost

* Please note that participants are subject to change.

Royals FanFest will feature more autograph opportunities than ever before, with continuous autograph sessions with current and former players and club personalities planned throughout the day.  Additional highlights include select interactive games for kids and roundtable discussions with players and front office executives.  In addition, ARAMARK and Royals Charities will sell the latest merchandise and unique Royals memorabilia at the event.  

The club’s 2012 Major League Award winners – shortstop Alcides Escobar (Joe Burke Special Achievement Award), pitcher Greg Holland (Bruce Rice Pitcher of the Year) and designated hitter and 2012 All-Star Billy Butler (Les Milgram Player of the Year) will also be recognized during Royals FanFest.  Fans may visit www.royals.com/fanfest for updated event information.  

Season ticket holders may purchase discounted tickets and will receive exclusive access to Royals FanFest from 9-11 a.m.  Royals FanFest will then open to the general public at 11 a.m. and run until 6 p.m.

Ticket prices for Royals FanFest are as follows:

Adult Advance                                                                  $12

Adult Day of Sale                                                              $14

Youth Advance                                                                  $6

Youth Day of Sale                                                             $8

Season Ticket Holder (Advance Only)                       $6

Season Ticket Holder Youth (Advance Only)          $3

* Please note that youth prices are for children ages 6-17.  Children five and under will be admitted free.  Discounted tickets for Royals Season Ticket Holders must be purchased in advance.

Fans may secure Royals FanFest tickets 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 will also be available at the Overland Park Convention Center on the day of the event. 

 

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