KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The countdown to baseball season is officially underway.
The Kansas City Royals will host FanFest Friday and Saturday. The team’s annual event pulls casual and diehard fans out of the winter doldrums and builds anticipation for the arrival of spring and baseball season.
The Royals' home opener is March 28 versus the Chicago White Sox.
At FanFest, fans will have the chance to meet current and former players, get autographs, view memorabilia, hear from current and former players, and participate in interactive games, during which some big leaguers will provide tips.
One main attraction at this year’s FanFest will be the sale of Bo Jackson bobbleheads. The bobblehead captures the infamous moment when Jackson cracked a baseball bat on his helmet.
A limited number of bobbleheads will be for sale at the Royals Charities booth for $35 each. Money raised through sales of the bobblehead allow the Royals’ charitable foundation to continue funding nonprofit organizations benefitting children and military families.
Jackson will appear on the main stage at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Tickets to Royals games also go on sale Friday.
Friday, Jan. 25, 2019
Noon to 2 p.m. for season ticket holders only
2 p.m. to 9 p.m. open to the public
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for season ticket holders only
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. open to the public
Kansas City Convention Center’s Bartle Hall
301 W 13th St. #100
Kansas City, MO 64105
Youth $5 (ages 6 to 17, children 5 and under receive free admission)
Adult $12 (18 and older)
Who’s scheduled to appear:
Current Royals players and staff members:
Former players and staffers:
For more information and a schedule of events, click here.