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Bo Jackson bobblehead among draws at this weekend's Royals FanFest

Royals' annual pre-season pep rally runs Friday and Saturday
Posted at 11:27 AM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 08:53:51-05

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:
Scott Barlow
Hunter Dozier
Danny Duffy
Chris Ellis
Heath Fillmyer
Cam Gallagher
Brian Goodwin
Alex Gordon
Billy Hamilton
Tim Hill
Brad Keller
Ian Kennedy
Jakob Junis
Jorge Lopez
Kevin McCarthy
Sam McWilliams
Whit Merrifield
Ryan O’Hearn
Chris Owings
Salvador Perez
Brett Phillips
Glenn Sparkman
Kyle Zimmer
Dayton Moore
Ned Yost

Former players and staffers:
Willie Aikens
Jaime Bluma
Steve Busby
Mickey Cobb
Al Fitzmorris
Mike Macfarlane
John Mayberry
Brian McRae
Les Norman
Greg Pryor
Jamie Quirk
Shawn Sedlacek
Kevin Seitzer
Jerry Terrell
John Wathan

For more information and a schedule of events, click here.