Opinion

Royals will sell 2 million tickets this season, on pace for franchise record

Fans filled the stadium for opening ceremonies Monday, April 6, 2015, at the Kansas City Royals season opening game with the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium.
Fans filled the stadium for opening ceremonies Monday, April 6, 2015, at the Kansas City Royals season opening game with the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. The Kansas City Star

The Royals haven’t officially reached the milestone, but they will sell 2 million tickets in a season for the first time since 1991, according to figures from the team.

Through 35 home games, the Royals have recorded 1,152,676 tickets sold. But including future games, the club has already sold 2,013,500 single-game tickets.

The Royals recorded 1,956,482 fans last season, their highest total since last breaking the 2 million mark in 1991 at 2,161,547.

At this pace, the Royals are on pace to break the franchise attendance record of 2,477,700 set in 1989. The Royals have sold more than 2 million tickets in 1978-80, 1982, and 1985-91.

To reach Andy McCullough, call 816-234-4730 or send email to rmccullough@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter @McCulloughStar. Download True Blue, The Star’s free Royals app, here.

  Comments