Royals Set Military Appreciation Day for June 16

By: From: KC Royals
By: From: KC Royals

16 KANSAS CITY, MO (May 22, 2007) — The Kansas City Royals will salute the men and women of the United States Armed Forces with “Military Appreciation Day” on Saturday, June 16, offering special ticket discounts and other unique events associated with the military. Military personnel and their family members can take advantage of the discounted ticket prices for the Royals Interleague contest that day against the Florida Marlins, a 6:10 p.m. start. Several ticket discounts will be offered including Field Plaza tickets for $14 (regular price $22), View Box for $9 (regular $17) and Outfield Plaza for $7 (regular $14). Tickets can be purchased online at or by contacting John Edwards, Military Event Coordinator, at (307) 286-4871 or Jon Weinman Jr., Royals Account Executive, at (816) 504-4476. In addition to the discounted ticket prices, the first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive a special edition Royals patriotic red, white and blue cap compliments of the Kansas City Royals. Fans are encouraged to arrive at Kauffman Stadium well in advance of first pitch to enjoy all of the pre- game activities both inside and outside of the ballpark. There will be several static displays in the Truman Sports Complex parking lot featuring multiple Black Hawks, Apaches, Chinooks, along with many other variants of helicopters. Also featured will be an assortment of vintage battle tanks and several other displays of military equipment spanning from World War II to present day. The special pre-game festivities for the event will begin on the field at 5:30 p.m. Uniformed military personnel will take part in a flag parade of the 50 states and five territories. Several present and past veterans of foreign conflicts will be honored by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Bob Motley, umpire from the Negro Baseball Leagues and military veteran, will be signing autographs for his book in front of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum exhibit inside Gate B of Kauffman Stadium. Also, the Army Knights parachute team will dive out of a CH-47 and glide into Kauffman Stadium. Finally, the pre-game ceremony will conclude with a dramatic dual flyover. This year the Royals are honored to have the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and many other military affiliated organizations show their support for the past, present and future members of the Armed Forces. In addition to Military Appreciation Day, the Royals will continue to honor individuals in all branches of military service in 2007 with the Military Mondays program. All active and retired military personnel and their families will receive complimentary admission to any Monday home game, excluding Opening Day, during the season. Individuals must possess and present a valid military photo I.D. and tickets will be limited to the individual and three family members. Tickets will be distributed only on game days at the Guest Ticket Window at Kauffman Stadium. Members of the military will also receive half-price tickets, in select seating locations, to all other home games, excluding Opening Day and the St. Louis Cardinals series, during the 2007 campaign as part of the club’s expanded military ticket program. Again, individuals must possess and present a valid military photo ID and tickets will be limited to the individual and three family members. These single-game tickets may be purchased in advance or on games days at any Kauffman Stadium ticket window. For more information, members of the media may contact the Royals Publicity Department at (816) 921- 8000. For discounted tickets, please call John Edwards at (307) 286-4871 or Jon Weinman Jr. at (816) 504- 4476.

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