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03/31/2007 7:07 PM ET
Royals open home schedule with six games
Royals welcome back fans to Kauffman Stadium, face Boston and Detroit
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KANSAS CITY, MO (March 31, 2007) - The Kansas City Royals begin the 2007 season with an Opening Day full of festivities and a homestand of great baseball match-ups with lots of perks for fans.

The Royals open the week with a three-game set against the Red Sox before closing out the homestand with three games against the 2006 American League Champion Detroit Tigers.

The opening homestand will feature great promotions, including a Royals magnetic schedule, Royals backsack and a special Build-A-Bear Workshop® Bunny.

Monday, April 2 - Boston Red Sox vs. Royals, 3:10 p.m.

2007 Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium Promotions:

Royals Magnetic Schedules: All fans in attendance - presented by Sprint Wireless.

Royals Rally Bandanas: First 20,000 fans in attendance - presented by Roberts Dairy.

MLB Pocket Schedules: All fans in attendance - presented by MLB.

Opening Week Ticket Offer: For games during the Royals opening homestand, April 4-8, fans can log onto royals.com to purchase Outfield Plaza tickets for just $5 - a $9 savings.

Events:

Special Opening Day Pregame: The Royals invite fans to get to their seats early to see the special pregame ceremony highlighted by ceremonial first pitches honoring Kansas City icons Lamar Hunt and Buck O'Neil, a Gold Glove presentation for second baseman Mark Grudzielanek, a salute to the Voice of the Royals, Denny Matthews, and a National Anthem performance from REO Speedwagon. Pregame festivities begin at 2:27 p.m.

Grand Opening of Nike Team Shop: The Royals and Centerplate, Inc., open the new Nike Team Store at Kauffman Stadium. The store will offer a greatly expanded selection of official Nike MLB Merchandise and is located inside the Royals Pro Shop located near Section 117 on the third base side of the main plaza level.

Tuesday, April 3 - Off Day

Welcome Home Luncheon

The Royals will usher in the new season with the 2007 Welcome Home Luncheon, presented by the Kansas City Zone Dodge Dealers and co-sponsored by Teva Neuroscience. The event is set for noon at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center. The entire Royals team will be in attendance.

Wednesday, April 4 - Boston Red Sox vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

Opening Night at Kauffman Stadium Promotions:

Royals Magnetic Schedules: First 20,000 fans in attendance - presented by Sprint Wireless.

Dodge Buck Night: For the first time in 2007, fans can get hot dogs, peanuts and small Pepsis for $1 each all game long.

College Nights: Both college and high school students score big with $5 Outfield Plaza tickets for Wednesday night games all season long. Students will receive a $14 ticket for just $5 by showing their student I.D. College Night tickets are available for purchase only on the day of the game at Kauffman Stadium (no phone orders).

Ticket windows open 90 minutes prior to game time.

Friday, April 6 - Detroit Tigers vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m. Promotions:

Fireworks Friday: Fans will get treated to the year's first Fireworks Friday courtesy of Hy-Vee and Pepsi following the Royals contest with the Detroit Tigers.

"Meet the Royals" Autograph Session: Select Royals players will meet fans and sign autographs in the lower seating bowl of Kauffman Stadium from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

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Saturday, April 7 - Detroit Tigers vs. Royals, 1:10 p.m. Promotions:

Royals Drawstring Backsack: First 20,000 fans in attendance - presented by MLB2K7.

"Meet the Royals" Autograph Session: Select Royals players will meet fans and sign autographs in the lower seating bowl of Kauffman Stadium from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Sunday, April 8 - Detroit Tigers vs. Royals, 1:10 p.m. Promotions:

Build-A-Bear Workshop® Day Bunny: First 10,000 fans ages 14 and under - presented by Hy-Vee and Energizer.

Bob Evans Friends and Family Day: It's the first time this season when fans can get four Outfield Plaza tickets, four hot dogs, four Pepsis, a bag of peanuts or popcorn, and a Royals GameDay Magazine for just $40. Fans can take advantage of Bob Evans Friends and Family Day at every Sunday home game!

"Meet the Royals" Autograph Session: Select Royals players will meet fans and sign autographs in the lower seating bowl of Kauffman Stadium from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Sprint Wireless Fun Run: Fans of all ages can head to the field following the Royals Sunday afternoon game against Detroit to run the bases in the Sprint Wireless Fun Run.

The complete homestand schedule is listed below:

Monday, April 2 Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals 7:10 p.m. Thursday, April 5 Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals 1:10 p.m. Friday, April 6 Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals 7:10 p.m. Saturday, April 7 Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals 1:10 p.m. Sunday, April 8 Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals 1:10 p.m.

For more information on any of the above promotions, please contact the Royals Publicity Department at 816-921-8000.

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