The Royals open their season this Sunday in a World Series re-match against the New York Mets. The game will be broadcast on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball at 7:30 p.m. following the Baseball Tonight Sunday Night Countdown at 7 p.m. Dan Schulman will provide the play-by-play, joined by analysts Aaron Boone and Jessica Mendoza. Buster Olney will serve as the field reporter. The game will also air on ESPN Radio and ESPN Desportes, and will stream on the Watch ESPN app. You can also listen to the game, and every Royals game, with Denny Matthews on 610 AM KCSP in Kansas City and on the Royals Radio Network.
If you are attending the game, the parking lots at the Truman Sports Complex will open at noon on Sunday. Gates to Kauffman Stadium will open at 5 p.m. and be sure to plan for new metal detectors at Kauffman Stadium gates this year. Team introductions will begin at 7 p.m., with the World Series banner unfurled at 7:10 p.m. The national anthem will be performed by the New York-based band "American Authors." The ceremonial first pitch will be this ten-mile relay from Union Station that will include Mayor Sly James, Dayton Moore, George Brett, and over 2,500 Royals fans. First pitch is at 7:37 p.m. with Edinson Volquez pitching for the Royals against Mets starter Matt Harvey.
On Tuesday, the Royals wrap up their short two-game series against the Mets with an afternoon game starting at 3:15 p.m. Lots to the Truman Sports Complex open at 10 a.m. with gates to Kauffman Stadium opening at 1 p.m. The World Series ring presentation will be carried live by Fox Sports Kansas City and will begin at 2:40 p.m. The national anthem will be performed by the Kansas City Symphony. First pitch will be at 3:15 p.m. with Ian Kennedy scheduled to pitch for the Royals against Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Kansas City with Ryan Lefebvre, Rex Hudler, and field reporter Joel Goldberg. You can stream the game on the Fox Go Sports app, with cable authentication.The game will also be broadcast nationally on MLB Network.