About the Kansas City Royals
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Founded in 1969 as an expansion team, the Kansas City Royals were created in part to fill a gap left in Missouri when the Athletics, city’s previous MLB team, moved to California. They chose the right name, in keeping with KC’s lineup of “noble” pro teams like the NBA’s Kings and the NFL’s Chiefs. Alas, it’s just a coincidence – the Royals were actually named after the city’s annual American Royal farm parade and pageant. Yup – we’re talking farm animals.
A Contender from the Beginning
The Royals started strong from the very beginning. From 1976 to 1985, the Boys in Blue made the playoffs seven times, taking home an AL pennant and a World Series win. With a team lineup that included players like Bret Saberhagen, Willie Wilson, George Brett, John Mayberry, Hal McRae, and Amos Otis, the team’s early success surprised no one.
Unfortunately, it wouldn’t last long. The team remained relatively competitive from ’86 onward, but playoffs success stayed just out of reach. In fact, the Royals wouldn’t make it back into the postseason for 28 consecutive years, one of the longest droughts in MLB history. Tough times indeed for Kansas City fans!
Turning It all Around
Nothing lasts forever, though – even the lulls. The Royals showed their true colors in 2014 when they shook off the cobwebs and made it to the playoffs as a wild card, a franchise first. Kansas City pushed their luck all the way to the World Series, though the San Francisco Giants would eventually stop them in their tracks.
But a fire was lit in the hearts of the Royals, and they wouldn’t rest until they were back on top once again. The very next year, they not only took their first Central Division title, they clawed their way to the top and added another World Series win to their record books.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the Royals play?
The Royals have played in Kauffman Stadium since it was built in 1973. Back then, the Big K was simply known as Royals Stadium. Its name changed 20 years later in honor of the Royals’ founder and first owner, Ewing Kauffman. Though it’s the sixth-oldest stadium in the MLB, the stadium has undergone some serious renovations over the years to keep it current.
When do Royals tickets go on sale?
Royals tickets go on sale before the MLB begins its regular season. In fact, Royals tickets to games played at Kauffman Stadium are available months in advance, as are Royals tickets for away games across the country at rival ballparks. In other words, there’s no rush to check the Royals’ schedule and pick out which games you’d like to see.
Is it better to buy Royals tickets in advance?
With Royals tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Royals games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.
What’s the best way to buy cheap Royals tickets?
The best way to buy cheap Royals tickets, or really any cheap last-minute sports tickets, is always going to be from platforms that connect fans and resellers online. These marketplace websites often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for cheap Royals tickets. Can you buy Royals tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’re unlikely to get a great deal directly at Kauffman Stadium.
Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?
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