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03/25/2005 12:59 PM ET
Royals announce special 2005 Military Appreciation Ticket Program
Program provides free tickets to military personnel and their families
tickets for any Major League Baseball game
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KANSAS CITY -- The Kansas City Royals have announced a special Military Appreciation Ticket Program for the 2005 season. The program is designed to honor individuals in all branches of military service, including the National Guard. Active and retired military personnel and their families will receive free admission to any Sunday-Thursday home game during the upcoming season.

Details of the Military Appreciation Ticket Program are outlined below.

• Individuals must possess a valid military photo ID. Tickets will be limited to the individual and up to three family members.

• Tickets will be available for all Sunday-Thursday home games, based on availability. Due to advance sales, Military tickets for Opening Day on April 11 and the Sunday May 22 game against the St. Louis Cardinals will not be available.

• Seat locations will be in the lower-level Outfield Plaza sections.

• Tickets will be distributed only on game days at the Guest Ticket Window located on the home plate side of Kauffman Stadium. The window will open 90 minutes prior to all Sunday-Thursday games.

"The Royals want to recognize the unparalleled sacrifices that members of the military make to secure our freedom on a daily basis," said Royals President Dan Glass. "This special program for the 2005 season will enable us to reach out to the military community and provide an opportunity for these deserving individuals to enjoy a day at the ballpark with their families."

In addition, the Royals will be hosting two special Spring Training Military Appreciation Days. Any active or retired member of the military displaying a valid military photo ID will receive a free ticket plus tickets for up to three family members for the Tuesday, March 29 game against the Los Angeles Angels and the Thursday, March 31 game vs. the Texas Rangers. Both games are scheduled for 1:05 p.m. MST at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Ariz., located adjacent to Luke Air Force Base.

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