Royals offer online opportunity to buy Opening Day tickets

The Royals will hold an online Opening Day ticket opportunity program to give fans the chance to buy tickets for the home opener, which is April 8 against the Minnesota Twins. First pitch is at 3:10 p.m.

To be eligible for the Opening Day ticket opportunity, fans must register online at www.royals.com/openingday. Online registration will close Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. A random drawing for the opportunity to purchase up to two tickets for the home opener will be held later that week, and winners will be notified by Feb. 11 via the email address submitted on the registration form.

Those applicants whose names are selected will have an opportunity to purchase tickets to Opening Day at a date and time to be indicated in the winning email. Additionally, all fans registering for the Opening Day ticket opportunity will have the chance to purchase tickets to any other 2013 Royals home games prior to the general public through a special presale, which will take place Feb. 14 at royals.com.

| Pete Grathoff, pgrathoff@kcstar.com