Viva Los Royal to be held on Saturday, July 14

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 3, 2012) – The Kansas City Royals will host the annual Viva Los Royals celebration on Saturday, July 14 at 6:10 p.m. against the Chicago White Sox.  The first 20,000 fans through the gates will receive a Chip and Dip Platter, courtesy of Sprint.  There will also be a pregame party at the Outfield Experience from 4:30-6 p.m., presented by Sprint and supported by radio partner La Super X 1160, with entertainment from Imperio Sierreno, Willy Vela y sus Aguilillos, and El Grupo Atotonilco.

Additionally, local restaurants will be competing to win the title of “Best Salsa” in Kansas City in the second year of “Salsa Showdown.”  Fans can taste and vote on salsa samplings from local Mexican restaurants including El Camino Real, Palominos, Pardo’s and Teocali at the tent near Gate E in the Outfield Experience, across from Rivals Sports Bar.    

For tickets and additional information about the night, go to www.royals.com/viva.  Groups of 20 or more can contact Ariel Peralta at (816) 504-4166.  Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

For additional information, members of the media may contact the Royals Publicity Department at (816) 921-8000.