KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- For the past month, the Royals have capped capacity at 10,000 fans. Now, they’re opening up 7,400 more seats for May games.
Single-game tickets for their May home games will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Tickets are in high demand, partly because of the reduced capacity and partly because of how well the team is playing right now.
There will be 3-foot, socially distanced, pod-style seating that will accommodate 17,400 fans per game in May.
“We have seen an increase in some season ticket holders looking to flip their tickets. But also at the same time when the team starts doing well people are less likely. They want to get out there and see them themselves. That’s why they like being season ticket," said Jason Durbin, Tickets for Less VP of ticket operations.
The Royals say that future single-game ticket availability will be determined on a month-by-month basis until Kauffman can operate at full capacity. Until that time, capacity limits will be reviewed each month and based on Kansas City's health and safety protocols.
On top of the seating arrangements put in place, the following policies and protocols will be in place:
- Face coverings will be required at all times (unless eating or drinking).
- Tickets and parking are only accessible on mobile devices via the MLB Ballpark app.
- All tickets and parking must be purchased in advance.
A Royals spokesperson tells KCTV5 the stadium will keep mask requirements in place, despite Kansas City, Missouri dropping the mandate of masks in outdoor spaces.
“We have to abide by the protocols of Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball is continuing the protocol that masks are required at games. Even though it is considered an outdoor venue, we are abiding by that in accordance with MLB,” says Royals spokesperson Taylor Davis.
The Royals say, "The best way to ensure the best seats at the lowest prices for May and future games is securing a Season Ticket Membership. Please visit www.royals.com/seasontickets."
For more information about Kauffman's safety updates for 2021, click here.