KANSAS CITY, MO (January 30, 2015) - As the 2015 Kansas City Royals campaign approaches, the club has announced its promotions and special events calendar for the upcoming season. This year's schedule features great giveaways, the return of fan favorites and the introduction of special offers, which allow fans to experience all the ballpark's offerings at exceptional values.
Highlights from the 2015 lineup of giveaways, events and ticket offerings are listed below. In addition, the complete giveaways and special events schedule is attached and can be found at www.royals.com/promotions. The first 6,000 guests to enter Royals FanFest each day at Bartle Hall (January 30 and 31) will receive a complimentary promotional calendar.
Please note all dates and times are subject to change. Visit www.royals.com/promotions for updates.
All giveaways are for the first 10,000 fans unless otherwise noted
American League Champions Replica Trophy: The replica trophy giveaway, courtesy of Pepsi, will take place on the Royals first Saturday home game of the season, April 18, as the boys in blue take on the Oakland Athletics.
Postseason Commemorative Bobblehead Set: To commemorate the 2014 Postseason run, there will be a special set of four bobbleheads throughout the 2015 season - one showcasing a memorable moment from each round of Postseason play. Featured moments are as follows:
May 2 - American League Wild Card Game: Salvador Perez presented by Sport Clips
June 6 - American League Division Series: Lorenzo Cain presented by Farmland
June 20 - American League Championship Series: Mike Moustakas presented by Pepsi
July 25 - World Series: Yordano Ventura
Monarchs Newsboy Hat: Join the Royals in celebrating Salute to the Negro Leagues Day and Dressed to the Nines on Sunday, May 17 vs. the New York Yankees. The first 10,000 fans can pick up a Monarchs newsboy hat, presented by KSHB, to complete their look.
Ladies Summer Infinity Scarf: The first 10,000 ladies who come to Girls Night Out, presented by Kansas City Area Chevy Dealers, on Friday, June 5 vs. the Texas Rangers, will get a special ladies summer infinity scarf, courtesy of Kansas City Area Chevy Dealers.
Men's BBQ Apron: As part of the Royals Father's Day Celebration on Sunday, June 21, against the Boston Red Sox, the first 10,000 males will receive a special edition BBQ apron, courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors.
Trucker-Style Baseball Cap: The first 10,000 fans on Independence Day will receive a trucker-style baseball cap. Following the game against the Minnesota Twins, fans will want to stay in their seats for the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular.
Replica Retro Powder Jersey: In conjunction with Retro Night against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Saturday, Aug. 15, the first 10,000 fans through the gates receive a replica 1980s powder jersey, courtesy of FOX Sports Kansas City.
Knit Stocking Cap: To thank fans for being the best in baseball, the first 10,000 fans can pick up a knit stocking cap as a part of Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, Sept. 26.
SPECIAL EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Salute to the Negro Leagues: The annual recognition of the Negro Leagues returns on Sunday, May 17 vs. the New York Yankees, complete with Monarchs uniforms and themed ballpark experiences. In addition, all fans are encouraged to come Dressed to the Nines, and to complement their looks, the first 10,000 fans will receive a Monarchs newsboy hat, courtesy of KSHB.
Girls Night Out: The annual Girls Night Out, presented by Kansas City Area Chevy Dealers, will take place Friday, June 5 vs. the Texas Rangers. Bring your girlfriends out for a night of fun and entertainment! The Outfield Experience will feature pre-game booths and activities catered to women of all ages. The night benefits the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign, and fans who purchase the VIP Girls Night Out ticket package will receive an exclusive striped Royals sling purse. In addition, the first 10,000 ladies through the gates will receive a ladies summer infinity scarf, courtesy of Kansas City Area Chevy Dealers.
University Days: Back again this year, the Royals will feature five separate game dates dedicated to area colleges as part of the University Days program, presented by FOX Sports Kansas City & Rally House. A customized Royals hat reflecting each university will be given away to fans who purchase that day's specific school ticket.
K-State Day - Sunday, June 7 vs. Texas Rangers
Mizzou Night - Friday, July 24 vs. Houston Astros
Huskers Night - Saturday, Aug. 8 vs. Chicago White Sox
KU Day - Sunday, Aug. 16 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Wichita State Night - Saturday, Sept. 5 vs. Chicago White Sox
Big Slick Celebrity Game: Big Slick is back for a ballgame that will take place prior to the Royals game against the Boston Red Sox on Friday, June 19. Scheduled to make return appearances are Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Rob Riggle, Eric Stonestreet, David Koechner and many of their celebrity friends. Come enjoy a night of fun as Hollywood invades The K!
KidsFest: The Royals celebrate young baseball fans with a special event dedicated to kids on Sunday, July 12 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays. KidsFest, presented by Subway, will feature pre-game activities, entertainment and a lot of fun in the Outfield Experience - kids will rule the day! Plus, the first 5,000 kids 14 and under will receive a Sluggerrr Magnet Set.
Viva Los Reales: This celebration of Hispanic heritage will feature live pre-game entertainment in the Outfield Experience along with the return of the popular Salsa Showdown on Saturday, July 25, vs. the Houston Astros. The first 10,000 fans will receive the final commemorative Postseason bobblehead featuring Yordano Ventura.
Retro Night: The Royals will turn back the clock to the 1980s and will feature a nostalgic ballpark experience and live organ during the game on Saturday, August 15 vs. the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The first 10,000 fans will receive a replica retro powder jersey, courtesy of FOX Sports Kansas City.
Fan Appreciation Night: The Royals salute all fans for their support throughout the season during this annual tradition on Saturday, September 26 vs. the Cleveland Indians. Fan Appreciation Night, presented by Sprint, will feature prizes and activities throughout the night, and the first 10,000 fans will receive a knit stocking cap.
Value Monday presented by Hy-Vee: Every Monday home game fans can get $9 Hy-Vee View Level tickets, courtesy of Hy-Vee (subject to availability, excluding Opening Day).
T-Shirt Tuesdays: A fan favorite, this season's series will include six unique designs! The first 10,000 fans have opportunities to get them on May 5, June 2, July 7, July 21, August 11 and September 1.
Student Nights/Local Music Showcases: Select tickets are available at the Kauffman Stadium Box Office for only $8 on Wednesday home games! High school and college students with a valid ID or youths 14 years of age and under who are with an adult are able to purchase tickets. In addition, all Student Nights/Local Music Showcases, presented by INK Magazine, include pre-game food and beverage specials at the Boulevard Grill concession stand, as well as a pre-game concert at the Outfield Experience stage by one of KC's best local acts. A limited number of Student Night tickets are also available online at royals.com/studentnight. Seating is subject to availability.
GordoNation: Cheer on Rawlings Gold & Platinum Glove winner Alex Gordon in his special fan section! For most Thursday home games, fans can purchase a special ticket package that includes a limited edition "GordoNation" t-shirt and a seat in select Outfield Box sections.
Summer Fireworks: Following Friday night home games from May through August, fans are invited to stay seated and watch a stunning fireworks show, presented by Hy-Vee/Pepsi.
Family FunDay Sundays: Every Sunday home game will feature interactive kids entertainment, caricature or balloon artists and face painters in the Outfield Experience. The Royals will also offer a pre-game autograph opportunity with select players each Family FunDay Sunday, subject to availability. In addition, all fans ages 14 and under can run the bases after the game for the Skippy Fun Run (conditions permitting). Fans can purchase four tickets in the Hy-Vee View Level with $10 in loaded value per ticket to use for concessions and merchandise, as well as a Play Pass for unlimited activities in the Outfield Experience - over $150 in total value - all for just $90.
Sluggerrr's Blue Crew Kids Club: Back for 2015, kids can again join Sluggerrr's Blue Crew Kids Club, courtesy of the Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program*. For just $25, each package includes a Royals performance-wear t-shirt, Royals flat bill snap back cap, sunglasses, membership card and lanyard, VIP access for the Skippy Fun Run, 2 Royals game ticket vouchers, vouchers for the games in the Outfield Experience, one child's admission for a ballpark tour and special offers from Royals partners. Available for youth 14 and under. Fans can sign up at any Royals home game or online at royals.com/bluecrew.
*American Century Investment Services, distributor and underwriter. 4500 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Sonic Slam Seats: When a Royals player hits a home run that lands in the Sonic Slam Seats located in left field, ALL fans win a free medium Sonic Slush! Ticket stubs must be redeemed at participating Sonic locations in Kansas City and St. Joseph by midnight the following day. Fans sitting in the Sonic Slam Seats will also win a $5 My Sonic Card.
Royals Charities 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson: Royals Charities is excited to announce the popular 50/50 Raffle fundraiser will be returning throughout every Royals home game this season. Staff will sell raffle tickets until the end of the sixth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The other half will be donated to Royals Charities.
All You Can Eat Seats: For 10 select Thursday home games, fans can purchase All You Can Eat Seats located in the Loge Outfield (Sections 319-325) which include unlimited ballpark fare. All the hot dogs, nachos, peanuts, pretzels and Pepsi products you can eat for one low price! Individual and group discount tickets available.
SEASON TICKET PACKAGES AND SINGLE-GAME TICKETS
Fans can take advantage of all the great promotions and special events planned for 2015 by becoming a Royals Season Ticket Holder. Many different season ticket packages are available including an 81 game plan, 40-game plan or 20 game plan. Season Ticket packages offer a number of special benefits and huge savings off single game ticket prices. All ticket packages are currently available online at royals.com or by contacting the Royals Sales Department at (816) 504-4040, option 2, or emailing email@example.com.
Single-game tickets for all 2015 regular season home games (excluding Opening Day) will go on sale Friday, February 27, at 10 a.m. exclusively online at www.royals.com. Beginning Monday, March 2, at 9 a.m., single game tickets may be purchased at any of the 26 participating Hy-Vee stores in the metro area and Lawrence, Manhattan and Topeka, Kan., and St. Joseph, Mo.