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Royals announce fans can attend games, with 30 percent capacity

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The Royals have announced plans for fans to be present for the season opener on April 1 against the Texas Rangers. The team will host 10,000 fans per game to begin the season with plans to increase capacity monthly when it is safe to do so. Season ticket members will have priority access beginning the week of March 8th to select their seats for the 13 scheduled home games in April. Non-season ticket-holders will get the opportunity to purchase single-game tickets on March 24.

Fans will be in pod-style seating and would have to adhere to social distancing guidelines that would require six feet between seating pods. Masks would be required at all times unless fans are eating and drinking. The Hall of Fame and Outfield Experience will remain closed.

Other safety measures put in place include mobile-only ticketing and cashless transactions. There will be no day of game box office sales. Bags will not be permitted at Kauffman Stadium this year, except for medical or diaper bags. Beverages will be offered with lids or caps and refills will not be offered. Hand sanitizer will also be made available widely throughout the ballpark. You can find more details about the safety protocols at royals.com/safety.

Missouri has the second-lowest number of COVID-19 cases in the last week, with 6.7 cases per 100,000 people. It’s the lowest number of cases since last July. The Royals worked in concert with Kansas City health officials and the Jackson County Sports Authority on developing protocols to protect fans.

Royals owner John Sherman expressed his excitement at the return of fans, saying “I can’t wait to welcome our fans back to Kauffman Stadium for Opening Day,” adding “I am grateful for all of the support our fans and partners extended to us during these remarkable times. Our ownership group is excited about this 2021 Royals team. We look forward to a great summer watching the Royals compete on behalf of this great community.”

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