Royals bring back Play It Forward contest

Bracket-style contest allows fans to choose Kauffman Stadium's sixth inning song

KANSAS CITY, MO (March 30, 2015) - The Kansas City Royals are asking fans once again to help select the sixth inning sing-along song at Kauffman Stadium through the Play It Forward contest, presented by the Missouri Lottery. 

Sixteen popular tracks that received the highest vote totals last season have been selected for the bracket-style contest. During each home game beginning with Opening Day on Monday, April 6 and running through Wednesday, May 6, fans will be able to text to vote for one of two songs featured each game. 

The two songs for each particular game, as well as instructions on how to vote, will be announced during pregame. Please note that fans must be in the ballpark to vote and will be limited to one vote per game. The winning song for each game will be played in the middle of the sixth inning and will advance to the next round until the winning song is revealed on May 6. Fans can follow the progress at www.royals.com/playitforward.

The winning song of the Play It Forward contest presented by the Missouri Lottery will then be played during the sixth inning of each remaining 2015 home game.

PLAY IT FORWARD FIRST ROUND CONTEST MATCHUPS

Monday, April 6 - 3:10 p.m. vs. Chicago White Sox
Don't Stop Believin' by Journey vs. Minnie the Moocher by Cab Calloway

Wednesday, April 8 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Chicago White Sox
I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas vs. I Want You to Want Me by Cheap Trick

Thursday, April 9 - 1:10 p.m. vs. Chicago White Sox
Small Town by John Mellencamp vs. Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi

Friday, April 17 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Oakland Athletics
Summer Of '69 by Bryan Adams vs. Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks

Saturday, April 18 - 6:10 p.m. vs. Oakland Athletics
I Won't Back Down by Tom Petty vs. Get Down Tonight by KC & The Sunshine Band

Sunday, April 19 - 1:10 p.m. vs. Oakland Athletics
Old Time Rock & Roll by Bob Seger vs. I Want to Rock and Roll All Night by KISS

Monday, April 20 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Minnesota Twins
Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash vs. Louie Louie by The Kingsmen

Tuesday, April 21 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Minnesota Twins
Twist and Shout by The Beatles vs. Centerfield by John Fogerty

Fans can visit www.royals.com/playitforward for a complete list of songs and an updated bracket.