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Royals partner with Operation BBQ Relief

Jack Stack & Brancato’s will cook for first responders
May 21, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (May 21, 2020) -- Royals Charities, through the Royals Respond Fund, will partner next Tuesday, May 26, with Operation BBQ Relief, Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbeque and Brancato’s Catering to distribute food to first responders in Kansas City, MO, and Kansas City, KS. Some 1,250 first responders from

Royals announce June schedule for "Royals Playback"

May 21, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (May 21, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced their June schedule for “Royals Playback,” airing Tuesdays (7 p.m.), Thursdays (7 p.m.), Saturdays (6 p.m.) and Sundays (noon) on the Royals Radio Network. All classic games can be heard locally on 610 Sports Radio. Next month’s games

Royals "Milestones Week" set for Fox Sports Kansas City next week

2015 World Series and Championship Parade Airing this week on FSKC
May 20, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 20, 2020) – FOX Sports Kansas City looks back at recent Royals record breakers during “milestones week”, starting Monday, May 25. “Milestones week” starts with Mike Moustakas driving in a club record nine runs in a 2015 game at Baltimore. That’s followed on Tuesday by Danny

Royals announce May schedule for "Royals Playback"

May 4, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (May 4, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced their May schedule for “Royals Playback,” airing Tuesdays (7 p.m.), Thursdays (7 p.m.), Saturdays (6 p.m.) and Sundays (noon) on the Royals Radio Network. All classic games can be heard locally on 610 Sports Radio. This month’s slate

Royals Charities to support Harvesters on Giving Tuesday Now

May 4, 2020

On Tuesday, May 5, Royals Charities will join Harvesters – The Community Food Network for Giving Tuesday Now. Fans can support the effort by donating at the Harvesters webpage. Royals Charities will match donations up to $200,000 through the Royals Respond Fund. Previous recipients of the Royals Respond Fund include

Royals take the crown in May on FOX Sports Kansas City

May 1, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 1, 2020) – FOX Sports Kansas City will re-air the Royals’ 2015 championship run over the next three weeks. It starts Monday, May 4, with Game 2 of the ALDS vs. Houston. Game 4, featuring the Royals’ massive eighth-inning comeback, airs Tuesday. The decisive Game 5

Royals celebrate Earth Day from home

April 22, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 22, 2020) – Today, on the 50th anniversary of the celebration of Earth Day, the Kansas City Royals want to remind fans to support eco-friendly initiatives. During stay-at-home orders, fans can help the environment in a variety of ways. Royals partner, Republic Services, offers the following:

Royals 2014 playoff run to air on FOX Sports Kansas City next week

April 17, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 17, 2020) -- Fans can relive the Royals’ magical 2014 playoff run, starting next week on FOX Sports Kansas City. FSKC will re-air the Royals’ 2014 American League Wild Card Game victory over the A’s on Monday, followed by the ALDS sweep of the Angels on

Royals Charities 50/50 online raffle to benefit the Royals Respond Fund

Online raffle now open at royals.com/5050
April 17, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (April 17, 2020) -- With the 2020 season delayed, Royals Charities is announcing an online 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson starting today, with proceeds benefitting the Royals Respond Fund focusingon food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The raffle is now open and will close on

Former Royals manager Jim Frey passes away at the age of 88

April 14, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 14, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals are saddened to hear of the passing of former manager Jim Frey at the age of 88. Frey managed the Royals to their first American League championship and World Series appearance in 1980. He posted a 127-105 record in

The Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs and Sporting KC join together to #LightItBlue for Kansas City

April 7, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (April 7, 2020) – To thank area first responders, healthcare professionals and essential workers for their tireless efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kansas City Royals, the Kansas City Chiefs and Sporting KC are joining many others in Kansas City and across the country to light national

Royals Radio Network to broadcast classic games on 'Royals Playback'

March 31, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (March 31, 2020) -- The Kansas City Royals announced today that beginning on Thursday, April 2, the Royals Radio Network will be offering “Royals Playback”, airing classic games starting with Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at 7 p.m. All classic games can be heard locally

Royals Responds: A half-million meals

Royals Ownership, Royals Charities Pledge Donations to Harvesters for 500,000 Meals
March 31, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 31, 2020) – Today, Kansas City Royals Chairman and CEO John Sherman announced a donation on behalf of Royals investors, players and Royals Charities to Harvesters - The Community Food Network, to fund more than 500,000 meals to address food insecurity in Greater Kansas City during

Royals Respond: A community initiative

March 25, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (March 25, 2020) – Today, the Kansas City Royals announced an important community initiative, “Royals Respond,” created to offer support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by staff throughout the front office, the effort will offer resources to the community, helpful information and entertaining content for those who

Royals join MLB club initiative to aid ballpark associates

March 17, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (March 17, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals today announced that the organization will begin a fund of up to $1 million to assist with compensating seasonal part-time game staff affected by the delay in the start of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 virus that

Statement from Kansas City Royals regarding COVID-19

March 16, 2020

As an organization we continue to monitor the developments related to COVID-19, and remain in constant contact with Major League Baseball, following their lead as things seem to change on almost a daily basis. We have taken every step to secure the health and safety of our fans, players, coaches,

Royals chairman and CEO John Sherman, team leadership on supporting and serving our community

March 15, 2020

To our Kansas City Royals family: In these extraordinary times, we hold the health and safety of our families, teammates, friends and neighbors as our top priority. We know that sports, while deeply embedded in our lives, should never stand in the way of the greater good. Watching fans come

Statement regarding suspended homestand

Club Will Continue to Monitor COVID-19
March 12, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (March 12, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals are fully supportive of Major League Baseball’s decision to delay the start of the 2020 season. The health and comfort of our players, staff, fans and partners are top priority for the organization. The Royals are working on ticket

Royals announce a flurry of roster moves

March 10, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (March 10, 2020) – Following this afternoon’s spring training games, the Kansas City Royals announced several roster moves. The club has optioned left-handed pitcher Foster Griffin, outfielder Nick Heath and catcher Meibrys Viloria to Omaha (AAA) and infielder Jeison Guzmán to Wilmington (A+). Additionally, the Royals have

Oakland A's-Royals game date changes

September series will feature split doubleheader
March 4, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (March 4, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals today announced a schedule change for the series against the Oakland Athletics in September to accommodate the Kansas City Chiefs potentially opening at home at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday, September 10. The Oakland series, previously scheduled for September 7-10,

Royals introduce new 'Dog & A Drink Deal' for the home opener

March 2, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (March 2, 2020) – Starting today, fans who purchase the new, limited time Dog & A Drink Deal ($47) will receive a View Reserved seat to the home opener at The K, along with a complimentary hot dog and Pepsi. Fans can purchase tickets and find more

Royals agree to terms with eight remaining players on 2020 contracts

February 26, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 26, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on 2020 Major League contracts with pitchers Chance Adams, Foster Griffin, Jorge López, Randy Rosario, Eric Skoglund and Josh Staumont; infielder Ryan O’Hearn and outfielder Brett Phillips. Consistent with club

Royals announce 2020 Spring Training television schedule

February 18, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 18, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals today announced that eight Spring Training games will be televised on FOX Sports Kansas City this season. Coverage begins Thursday, Feb. 27, when the Royals visit the Milwaukee Brewers. The first telecast from the Royals’ home complex in Surprise,

'Royals fans got talent' set for March 7

Auditions to be held for National Anthem, “God Bless America” and Talent Acts
February 17, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 17, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals will hold the 11th annual “Royals Fans Got Talent” auditions on Saturday, March 7 at Kauffman Stadium. Bands, choirs, groups, musicians and individual singers are invited to apply for National Anthem and “God Bless America” opportunities during the 2020

Royals agree to terms with nine players on contracts for 2020

February 17, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 17, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on 2020 Major League contracts with pitchers Scott Blewett, Carlos Hernandez, Tim Hill, Jakob Junis, Glenn Sparkman and Kyle Zimmer; infielder Adalberto Mondesi, infielder/outfielder Hunter Dozier and outfielder Bubba Starling.