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Royals to increase capacity, single-game May tickets go on sale Wednesday

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Up to 17,500 fans will be allowed at the K.

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The Royals announced that Kauffman Stadium capacity will be increased to 17,500 in May, or 45 percent of total stadium capacity. Single-game tickets for May go on sale Wednesday, April 28 at 10 a.m. CT here.

Masks will still be required unless eating or drinking and fans will socially distance in three-foot intervals. Tickets and parking passes must still be purchased in advance via mobile devices. Concessions transactions are cashless, and only certain bags are allowed. You can find more details about the safety protocols at royals.com/safety.

The Royals return home on Monday, May 3 for a seven-game homestand against the Indians and White Sox. They return on May 18 for a quick five-game homestand against the Brewers, where former Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain could return, and the Detroit Tigers.

The Royals initially began this season with just 30 percent capacity and have averaged 7,348 fans over 13 home dates. Capacity will be determined on a month-by-month basis in consultation with local public health officials. Today, the CDC announced new guidance that allows vaccinated individuals to unmask outside in small gatherings, but not in large crowds. There is no vaccination requirement to attend a Royals game, although the team does ask that anyone experiencing symptoms stay home.