The Kansas City Royals announced today their 2016 regular season schedule with times. Opening Day is scheduled for Sunday, April 3 at 7:37 p.m. CT vs. the New York Mets on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball".
The Royals will also host the Mets on Tuesday, April 5 at 3:15 p.m., and three other 1:15 p.m. weekday contests: May 4 vs. Washington, May 18 vs. Boston and July 20 vs. Cleveland. During the months of April and September, Royals weeknight home contests will start at 6:15 p.m., while a majority will begin at 7:15 p.m. between May and August. Saturday home games will predominantly feature 6:15 p.m. start times with May 28 vs. Chicago White Sox (1:15), June 18 vs. Detroit (7:15) and July 9 vs. Seattle (3:15) being the only exceptions. All Sunday home games are scheduled to start at 1:15 p.m.
Standard start times for all other contests at Kauffman Stadium in 2016 are:
Monday-Friday (April/Sept only): 6:15 p.m.
Monday-Friday (May-August): 7:15 p.m.
Saturday: 6:15 p.m.
Sunday: 1:15 p.m.