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2021 KC Royals: Opening Day Tickets Sold Out, Safety Guidelines at the K

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The 2021 KC Royals open the season in a little over a week against the Texas Rangers. Fans were wondering how many fans would be allowed into Kauffman Stadium. Local health officials announced a few weeks ago that Kansas City would allow up to 10,000 fans for games this season, which is around 30 percent capacity. For the first time in John Sherman’s tenure as Kansas City Royals owner, the team will host fans at Kauffman Stadium.

2021 KC Royals: Tickets Bought Fast

Season ticket holders had the first chance to grab tickets for this season about a week ago. The general public had access to buy tickets at 10 am Wednesday. In about two hours, all 10,000 seats were taken and the Opening Day game is sold out. The Kansas City Royals also plan to increase attendance as each month passes, but that must be approved by the Jackson County Sports Authority on safety protocols for the games. Fans will be back in the ballpark this year after a year of cardboard cutouts.

Safety Protocols at the K

Fans were left out of the 2020 regular season due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, with vaccinations being offered around the country for some age groups, MLB will open its ballparks but with safety protocols in place.

With this, Kauffman Stadium will look a bit different if you choose to attend a game this season. First off, the Royals Hall of Fame and outfield experience activities are currently closed until further notice. Markings are installed inside and outside of the ballpark to help fans navigate areas while practicing social distancing. Event staff will be trained to engage with fans and promote physical distancing guidelines.

As expected, a facemask will be required at all times during games. With tickets, you must use the MLB Ballpark app and there will be no printed tickets. For concessions, cashless transactions, which include debit cards, credit cards, gift cards, or mobile wallets.

While fans return to games in 2021, it will be a bit different inside the ballpark in Kansas City.

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