The Royals’ scheduled contest against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Kauffman Stadium will become a (Beautiful) day game to make room for a U2 concert that night next door at Arrowhead Stadium.
The scheduled 7:15 p.m. game will now start at 12:15 p.m.
The news of the show, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the release of the band’s “The Joshua Tree” album, came Tuesday morning. On Tuesday evening, officials from both the Chiefs and Royals said the teams were discussing a deal to move the baseball game. The final decision was announced Thursday.
The concert conflicts with the second game of a three-game series against the White Sox. The Royals would likely see a smaller crowd and less money in concessions and parking if the game remained at 7:15. The club was already scheduled to play a day game in the final game of the series against the White Sox on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 13.