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Kauffman Stadium gate and parking lot opening times for Royals’ first two games, plus pregame ceremony details

The last time the Royals played at Kauffman Stadium, Lorenzo Cain and his teammates beat the New York Mets on Oct. 28.
The last time the Royals played at Kauffman Stadium, Lorenzo Cain and his teammates beat the New York Mets on Oct. 28. skeyser@kcstar.com

Who’s ready for the Royals’ season to begin?

Yeah, that’s just about everyone. If you have tickets to either of the first two games of the season, here is some information to know.

Sunday’s game against the New York Mets starts at 7:37 p.m. and will be shown on ESPN. The Royals will raise their World Series champions flag before first pitch. The Truman Sports Complex will open at noon. Gates to the stadium will open at 5 p.m.

The introduction of the team will be at approximately 7 p.m., with the World Series banner unveiled at 7:10 p.m. The national anthem will be performed by American Authors.

The Royals will receive their World Series rings before the second game of the season on Tuesday. That contest starts at 3:15 p.m., and it will be shown on Fox Sports Kansas City. The complex will open at 10 a.m. with gates to the stadium opening at 1 p.m.

The ring ceremony will start at 2:40 p.m. and the national anthem will be performed by the Kansas City Symphony.

The Royals say that both games are basically sold out. However, the team often gets tickets turned back from sponsors, Major League Baseball and opposing teams. That usually happens roughly 24 to 48 hours before a game.

The team is encouraging fans hoping to snag a ticket to keep checking its website.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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