When is Royals FanFest?
The 2018 Royals FanFest is Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27, at Bartle Hall at the Kansas City Convention Center Center in - you guessed it - Kansas City, Mo. Since we don't know where each of you are coming from, visit http://www.kcconvention.com/ for specific directions. The event will be open on Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for Season Ticket Members and 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. to all fans. On Saturday, the event will be on from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for Season Ticket Members and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to all fans. Please note that this information is subject to change. Look forward to seeing you there!
Can I buy tickets in advance or do I have to wait until the event?
We would love for you to buy your FanFest tickets in advance! Not only is it easier for us to sell tickets online at royals.com ahead of time, but it's less hassle for you on the day of the event. No one likes standing in ticket lines. So, if you can, buy your tickets online at royals.com/fanfest. If you do wait, it's not a problem and you'll be able to purchase your tickets at the Kansas City Convention Center.
Please note: In an effort to improve fan experience, 2018 Royals FanFest will continue to have timed entry.
Is this a kid-friendly event?
Royals FanFest is completely kid-friendly - in fact, we have FanFest attractions designed just for our young fans. So, have fun with the little tykes!
How much is admission?
You won't miss a moment of the FanFest fun by purchasing tickets in advance at royals.com/fanfest, by calling (816) 504-4040 or visiting the Kauffman Stadium Box Office during business hours (Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Tickets may also be purchased at the event.
*Please note that youth prices are for children ages 6-17. Children five and under will be admitted for free.
In addition, all 2017 Royals Season Ticket Members will receive exclusive access to attend a special FanFest preview just for Season Ticket Members from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. If you are a Royals Season Ticket Member, you will receive an email to participate in the exclusive previews closer to the event date. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I attended a previous FanFest event (which rocked!), so will there be any reason for me to come this year?
Definitely! The 2018 FanFest will feature a spacious Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City, Mo with a heavy focus on what fans have requested in the past - AUTOGRAPHS!
Can I bring in my own items to be autographed?
Of course! But, keep in mind that you will be limited to one autograph per player as you go through line. Now, we don't do this because we're mean. We do this because we want as many fans as possible to have the opportunity to meet their favorite players, coaches and alumni. It's a great experience that we want all our fans to enjoy!
Also, we will have a lot of great Royals merchandise and memorabilia for sale at the event. Maybe the players can sign your new purchase!
Am I guaranteed an autograph at FanFest?
During this year's FanFest, there are many opportunities for you to meet and hear from your favorite players, coaches and alumni. Just remember that there are a lot of you - our loyal fans - and only a certain number of Major League Baseball players. So, if meeting a player, coach or alum is really high on your FanFest to-do list, make sure you come prepared and bring a smile with your patience!
Will I have a chance to purchase a season ticket package for the 2017 season?
Actually, you don't even have to wait for FanFest to sign up for a season ticket package. You can call a Royals season ticket representative at (816) 504-4040. However, we will also have all our season ticket reps alert and ready to answer your questions and make you a Royals 2018 Season Ticket Member!
Where can I park? And, how much does it cost?
Let's get to the really good answer first: There are many parking options close to Bartle Hall available! The cost of parking will vary per parking garage or parking lot (parking owners reserve the right to change rates as per specific events). For specific directions, please click the parking map button below.
If we want to make it an all-day family event, is there a place where we can relax and grab a bite to eat?
You're coming to the right place! Ballpark-themed food will be available, so you can fill up all the nachos and other stadium favorites your stomach can handle. We will also be adding additional seating areas this year, so you can rest your weary bones after a few rounds in the batting cages.
Can we enter and exit the event throughout the day?
To help ensure everyone's safety, the Kansas City Royals have a no re-entry policy at FanFest (including smoking). Once a guest has exited from the show floor, they are not permitted back into FanFest unless it is an emergency situation or valid excuse approved by Event Management before leaving.
If my favorite Royals t-shirt is dirty, can I still get into Royals FanFest? Can I get a new T-shirt while I am there?
We prefer you come decked out in your favorite Royals gear. However, if not, we've got you covered! In addition to a team store that will have all the latest Royals apparel and goodies, we will also be offering unique items at the Royals Authentics Store.
Back to autographs...when are the autograph sessions and who exactly will be signing?
Great question. While we will not reveal the complete autograph schedule - we have to keep some surprises for the event! We will be updating the list of participants scheduled to appear. In addition, we will plan to give a sneak peek at our Main Stage events, along with the FanFest floor layout, on royals.com/fanfest.