It’s just a matter of days (heck, even hours) until Royals FanFest begins at the Kansas City Convention Center at Bartle Hall.
The two-day event starts at noon Friday for season-ticket holders and 2 p.m. for all fans. It runs until 9 p.m. On Saturday, the doors open at 9 a.m. for season-ticket holders and 11 a.m. for the general public, with festivities running until 7 p.m.
Two-day passes are sold out, but single-day tickets, which include timed entry, are available. Adult tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the event. Tickets for children ages 6-17 are $9 in advance and $11 at the event, and children under age 5 are admitted free.
Players will be available for autograph sessions. According to the Royals, autographs will be on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 150 fans at each session. No photographs with players will be allowed during the autograph sessions.
Here is the tentative schedule for the FanFest Autograph Stages, which is subject to change.
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Drew Butera Alex Gordon, Louis Coleman, Kelvin Herrera, Danny Duffy and Salvador Perez.
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Louis Coleman Terrance Gore, Danny Duffy Kelvin Herrera, Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Dave Eiland Mike Jirschele, Pedro Grifol Dale Sveum, Doug Henry and Don Wakamatsu.
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Al Fitzmorris, Joe Randa, Dennis Leonard, Jerry Terrell, Jamie Quirk and John Wathan.
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Drew Butera, Alcides Escobar, Christian Colon, Joakim Soria and Tony Cruz.
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Dave Eiland, Rusty Kuntz, Pedro Grifol, Don Wakamatsu, Doug Henry and Ned Yost.
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: John Mayberry, Jamie Quirk, Brian McRae, Jerry Terrell, Rod Myers and Joe Zdeb.
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Christian Colon, Terrance Gore, Tony Cruz, Joakim Soria, Alcides Escobar and Ned Yost.
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Danny Duffy, Salvador Perez, Terrance Gore, Edinson Volquez and Kelvin Herrera.
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Danny Duffy, Joakim Soria, Kelvin Herrera, Ned Yost and Mike Moustakas.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Al Fitzmorris, Les Norman, Brian McRae, Shawn Sedlacek, Rod Myers and Jerry Terrell.
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Drew Butera, Terrance Gore, Christian Colon, Salvador Perez, Alex Gordon and Joakim Soria.
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Autograph Stages are Closed for Royals Awards on Main Stage
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Wade Davis, Alex Gordon, Danny Duffy, Edinson Volquez, Alcides Escobar and Ned Yost
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Drew Butera, Alcides Escobar, Christian Colon, Terrance Gore, Wade Davis and Edinson Volquez
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Willie Aikens, Dennis Leonard, Jaime Bluma, John Mayberry, Al Fitzmorris and Jerry Terrell.
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Broadcasters Rex Hudler, Steve Physioc, Ryan Lefebvre, Steve Stewart and Denny Matthews