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Royals playoff tickets go on sale Thursday

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G. Newman Lowrance

If the Royals were to make the post-season for the first time since 1985 and be fortunate enough to host a playoff game (either by taking the top Wild Card spot, or winning the division), you can be certain that several thousand Royals fans will want to attend such a game, and tell their grandkids about the night Ned Yost managed the Royals to glorious victory. So the Royals have decided to make post-season tickets available to the general public this Thursday, September 18. Here is what you need to do.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 18. You can purchase them either in person at Kauffman Stadium, or online at www.royals.com/postseason.

If you choose to show up at Kauffman Stadium in person, you can arrive at 8:30 a.m. and park in Lot M (no overnight camping permitted). You must obtain a wristband from Guest Services either during the game on Wednesday, September 17, or on Thursday morning between 8:30-9:30 a.m. A random drawing will be held at 9:30 to determine the order of the line for the wrist-band wearers. At 10:00 a.m., each person in line can purchase up to four tickets for each game.

If a purchased post-season game is not played, all single-game purchases and convenience fees for that game will be refunded (processing/shipping/handling fees will not be refunded).

Playoff dates and times will be announced by Major League Baseball at a later date. Ticket prices are set in conjunction with Major League Baseball.

You can also take your chances with the secondary market. I wrote a bit about what you should expect to pay here.

Got it? Okay great, now get in line behind me.