How the Royals’ ALCS rainout affects ticket holders

The Kansas City Star

Now that rain has washed out Monday’s third game of the American League Championship Series, check your tickets.

Game three between the Royals and Orioles will be played Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium, and fans will need to use tickets marked “Home Game 1.” Game four of the series will be Wednesday, and fans will use “Home Game 2” tickets.

In essence, everything is pushed back a day.

“People who purchased individual tickets for Tuesday, and had been planning to come that day, wouldn’t be able to come Tuesday, they have to come Wednesday,” said Toby Cook, the Royals’ vice president of community affairs and publicity.

“While that’s not ideal, there’s not a lot we can do. It’s not based on day, its based on game number of the series.”

Game three is scheduled to begin at 7:07 p.m. on Tuesday, while game four is set for a 3:07 p.m. first pitch on Wednesday. Game five, if necessary, is scheduled to start at 3:07 p.m. Thursday.

Any parking pass for Monday’s ALCS game will be honored for Tuesday’s ALCS home game only. Any guest who paid for parking on Monday after tollgates opened and received a yellow receipt should present that receipt at any tollgate upon arriving for Tuesday’s ALCS home game for re-entry.

Ticket prices

According to, secondary-market ticket prices for games three through five of the ALCS are lower on average than for game three of the AL Division Series against the Angels.

The average secondary-market price for a ticket to one of the three scheduled ALCS games at Kauffman Stadium is $357, down from $470 on Wednesday. The average secondary-market price for a ticket to the clinching game against the Angels was $420.26.

The Star’s Chris Fickett contributed to this story.

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