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Autographs, games, and bobbleheads take center stage at Royals FanFest this weekend

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Posted at 6:05 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 09:38:34-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon will return to Kauffman Stadium for his 14th season in the Major Leagues as a Kansas City Royal, and as such, he will also appear at the team’s FanFest event this weekend.

Royals FanFest presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City opens to season ticket members Friday at noon. The general public can enjoy the fun beginning at 2 p.m. Friday.

The two-day event takes place at Bartle Hall at 301 W 13th St. #100 in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Activities including autograph sessions, Q&A sessions, games, tutorials and food attract fans looking for a break from the cold in the middle of winter.

Royals Charities will be selling a limited edition Buck O'Neil Bobblehead at the event. The bobblehead sings O’Neil’s rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."

You can purchase up to five bobbleheads for a minimum donation of $35 each. Proceeds will go toward the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues.

At 4 p.m. Friday, Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who is originally from Venezuela, will take the oath of allegiance to become a United States citizen.

2020 FanFest Hours:
Friday, January 24

  • Noon to 2 p.m. Exclusive access for season ticket members
  • 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. FanFest opens to the general public

Saturday, January 25

  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Exclusive access for season ticket members
  • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. FanFest opens to the general public

Purchase tickets to FanFest by clicking here, or purchased by visiting the Kauffman Stadium Box Office during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Ticket prices are listed below:

  • Children under the age of 6: Free
  • Children between 6 and 17: $5 per day
  • Adults 18 and over: $12 per day