Kansas City Royals create way for fans to still be part of home games at Kauffman Stadium

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Kansas City Royals create way for fans to still be part of home games at Kauffman Stadium


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MIGHT LOOK LIKE. HI, MARTIN. MARTIN: GOOD MORNING, DONNA. ONE THING FOR SURE, IT WILL BE DIFFERENT FOR FANS, PLAYERS, AND FIRST, LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ROYALS. IT IS ONLY 60 GAMES. THEY WILL PLAY AGAINST TEAMS FROM THE AMERICAN LAKE CENTRAL DIVISION RIVALS, AND A FEW GAMES AGAINST NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL DIVISION. EXTRA INNING GAMES WILL LOOK DIFFERENT WITH EACH HALF INNING STARTING WITH A RUNNER ON 2ND BASE, BUT THIS WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT DURING THE PLAYOFFS. BOTH LEAGUES WILL USE DESIGNATED HITTER, AND THERE IS A CHANCE IT WILL CONTINUE NEXT YEAR. PLAYERS, COACHES AND SUPPORT STAFF WILL BE TESTED EVERY OTHER DAY FOR COVID-19, WITH DAILY CHECKS OF THEIR TEMPERATURES AND FOR COVID SYMPTOMS. ANY PLAYER WHO CONTRACTS THE VIRUS WILL HAVE TO HAVE TWO NEGATIVE TESTS BEFORE RETURNING. WHAT ABOUT US FANS? ONE THING IS PAINFULLY SURE THAT WE WILL NOT BE IN THE STANDS. EMPTY STADIUMS OR THE TIME BEING. WILL IT CHANGE? WE DON’T KNOW, BUT FOR NOW WE’VE GOT TO CONSUME BASEBALL ON TELEVISION, SOCIAL MEDIA OR THE RADI

Kansas City Royals create way for fans to still be part of home games at Kauffman Stadium

With baseball returning without spectators, the Kansas City Royals have created a way for fans to still be a part of the game.The Royals announced Wednesday that it is selling up to 500 “fanbassadors” to sit in the stands throughout Kauffman Stadium. The Royals said season ticket members can order a hard-plastic cutout of their likeness that will be displayed in a seat at The K during the 2020 season.The Royals said each cutout can be purchased for $40. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Royals Respond Fund — a Royals Charities effort that supports Kansas City area nonprofits who focus on food insecurity as it relates to the coronavirus pandemic. The Royals said season ticket members will receive an email from the club to access the form and upload their photo. The “fanbassadors” will be placed in locations around the ballpark so fans and their families may be able to see the cutout of themselves while watching the game on TV. The cutouts will remain in the ballpark throughout the 2020 season, the Royals said.

The Royals announced Wednesday that it is selling up to 500 “fanbassadors” to sit in the stands throughout Kauffman Stadium. The Royals said season ticket members can order a hard-plastic cutout of their likeness that will be displayed in a seat at The K during the 2020 season.

The Royals said each cutout can be purchased for $40. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Royals Respond Fund — a Royals Charities effort that supports Kansas City area nonprofits who focus on food insecurity as it relates to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Royals said season ticket members will receive an email from the club to access the form and upload their photo.

The “fanbassadors” will be placed in locations around the ballpark so fans and their families may be able to see the cutout of themselves while watching the game on TV. The cutouts will remain in the ballpark throughout the 2020 season, the Royals said.

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