With the 2016 Royals FanFest presented by Commerce Bank quickly approaching, the Club is excited to announce the participants scheduled to appear on the Sprint Autograph Stages.
New this year, each autograph hour will be themed by either Royals players, alumni, coaches or broadcasters. Royals participants will also take part in events on the main stage, photo opportunities and interactives throughout FanFest. All autograph sessions are subject to change.
All events inside are free with the price of admission. The space, which increased from 200,000 square feet in 2015 to almost 300,000 square feet this year, will have many great opportunities and events for Royals fans to enjoy themselves. Fans can take part in various interactive stations including batting cages, speed pitch and, new for 2016, a 14-foot-high slide. To participate in these interactive stations, fans will need to register. They may do so online ahead of time and print or show a phone screen of the registration confirmation when entering FanFest. There will also be places to sign up at the convention center.
The Royals Hall of Fame will also be on-site with exhibits from the 2015 World Series run and will include a photo opportunity with the 2015 World Champions Trophy. The retail space has doubled in size from previous years, with ARAMARK and Royals Authentics selling 2015 World Champions gear, brand-new 2016 merchandise and unique Royals memorabilia. Fans will also be able to purchase custom mini or full-sized bats at the Majestic Team Store at FanFest. In addition, fans can get refreshments at the Budweiser Bar and will have many more choices for food throughout the hall.
As a reminder for fans, tickets for FanFest are being sold on a timed-entry basis, providing fans the ability to reserve the day and time of their choice. Inventory is limited for each entry time, so fans are encouraged to buy early to secure the date and time of their choice. Fans will not be able to enter the convention until their slotted time but once inside are allowed to stay as long as they wish.
Royals 2016 season ticket members will still receive exclusive access on both days of the event before FanFest opens to the general public.
Overall hours for the 2016 Royals FanFest presented by Commerce Bank are listed below.
2016 FANFEST HOURS
Friday, January 29
Noon to 2 p.m. Exclusive Access for Season Ticket Members
2 p.m. to 9 p.m. FanFest Open to General Public (timed entry, each hour until 6 p.m.)
Saturday, January 30
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Exclusive Access for Season Ticket Members
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. FanFest Open to General Public (timed entry, each hour until 5 p.m.)
Fans can secure FanFest tickets by visiting www.royals.com/fanfest. Online orders are subject to applicable service fees. Royals season ticket members should purchase online via the special link they received.
Ticket prices for the timed entry for Royals FanFest are as follows:
Adult Advance $15
Youth Advance $9
Adult Day-Of $17
Youth Day-Of $11
* Please note that youth prices are for children ages 6-17. Children five and under will be admitted for free.
For more information, including a tentative schedule for the 2016 Royals FanFest Autograph Stages - subject to change - click here.