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Event organizers in Kansas City add Royals updates to plans

Posted at 6:55 PM, Oct 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-10 19:55:29-04

Event organizers around Kansas City are making plans to keep Royals fans in the loop during Friday's game against the Orioles.

GenKC is a young professionals group with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. It is hosting Banter and Decanter Friday evening, a wine tasting event at the Lyric Theatre downtown.

"We're going to be showing the game," said Daniel Silva. "We're going to be projecting it in a separate room for folks to enjoy the wine and networking and also enjoy the Royals game."

The Athletic Department at the University of Kansas plans to put the Royals screen on the video monitor during Late Night in the Phog.

WaterFire KC is holding a series of performances as part of Broadway, Blues and All That Jazz on Friday evening. In between performances, there will be updates on the Royals score.

Sporting Kansas City is playing a big matchup Friday evening against Chicago Fire. If the team wins, Sporting will clinch a spot in the playoffs.

"We've got 400 TVs there, so we'll have plenty of Royals action," said Jake Reid, the chief revenue officer. "We'll have score board updates."

Johnny's Tavern typically sees a big Sporting KC crowd, but managing partner Kyle Witherspoon said they may see more Royals fans on Friday night.

"We have a really good Sporting Kansas City following down here, but 29 years of waiting for an ALCS, I think there's a lot of excitement surrounding the Royals right now," he said. "I think everybody will be in blue either way."