05/21/2008 1:20 PM ET
Royals to host Kansas City Sky Show on June 20
Club partners with 99.7 FM for largest fireworks display in Kansas City history
KANSAS CITY -- The Kansas City Royals, in conjunction with 99.7 FM The Boulevard, will host the Kansas City Sky Show at Kauffman Stadium on Friday, June 20 following the club's 7:10 p.m. game versus the San Francisco Giants. The event will be the biggest fireworks display in the history of Kansas City.
The show, which will be simulcast on 99.7 FM, will be a complete audio-visual experience blending pyrotechnics, special effects, high-definition video and a choreographed musical score. In addition to world-class fireworks, the event will feature on-field special effects, the iconic Kauffman Stadium fountains and CrownVision - the world's largest HD videoboard.
"The Kansas City Sky Show promises to be a spectacular event and a brand new experience for our community," said Mark Tilson, Royals Vice President-Sales & Marketing. "We're providing arguably the finest pyrotechnics display company with an incredible stage to showcase its work as well as featuring the best HD videoboard in the world, unique water displays and the great music of The Boulevard. Our goal is to evolve the event into one of the premier shows in the entire country."
Destined to become an annual celebration, this year's Kansas City Sky Show will pay tribute to the people, history and heritage of Kansas City. At approximately five times the length of a traditional Fireworks Friday spectacular that Royals fans enjoy throughout the season, the Kansas City Sky Show will integrate new effects never seen before at Kauffman Stadium.
"This type of fireworks and media display is truly one of a kind," said Greg Bergen, Program Director for 99.7 FM The Boulevard. "We're very excited to partner with the Royals on such a momentous event and look forward to making this a civic tradition for many years to come."
Pyro Spectaculars, one of the world's premium fireworks companies, will produce the inaugural Kansas City Sky Show. Pyro Spectaculars brings an impressive resume of events, including the Olympic Games in Athens, Salt Lake City and Atlanta, several Super Bowls, the Statue of Liberty's 100th Anniversary Celebration, and President Ronald Reagan's Inauguration.
A game ticket will be required for admittance. Fans can purchase tickets starting at $9 online at royals.com, at all metro area Hy-Vee stores, at the Kauffman Stadium box office or by calling 1-800-6ROYALS.