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03-26-2005, 03:03 AM
I thought this was pretty cool....


Royals offer tickets free to U.S. military


The Kansas City Star

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Royals are offering their own salute this season to members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The club announced plans Friday to institute a ticket program for the upcoming season that allows individuals in all military branches to receive up to four free tickets to all Sunday-through-Thursday home games.

“The Royals want to recognize the unparalleled sacrifice that members of the military make to secure our freedom on a daily basis,” club president Dan Glass said.

“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.”

The tickets are based on availability and cannot be obtained in advance. The program does not include the April 11 home opener against the Mariners or May 22 against the Cardinals.

The program covers all active and retired military personnel, including the National Guard. There is no limit to the number of games an individual can attend under the program.

Tickets will be available on game days at the guest ticket window, which is on the south side of Kauffman Stadium and opens 90 minutes before first pitch.

A valid military photo ID is required. Tickets are limited to the individual and three family members.

The seats are located in the outfield plaza section, once known as general admission. They are usually sold for $12.

03-26-2005, 03:11 AM
Nicely done

03-26-2005, 07:55 AM
Sweeeet! Gimme gimme gimme!

siberian khatru
03-26-2005, 07:57 AM
To steal from Beano Cook:

Haven't they suffered enough?

03-26-2005, 09:00 AM
To steal from Beano Cook:

Haven't they suffered enough?

Was that really Beano?

I just remember it being said after MLB gave all the former Iranian hostages free admission to baseball games for life.

03-26-2005, 09:55 AM
Good deal.

Althought I think it's a part of a grand plan to get people out to watch our lame team.

The only good thing about going to the K is the Dot Race, and Hot Dogs.

03-26-2005, 10:24 AM
Good deal.

Althought I think it's a part of a grand plan to get people out to watch our lame team.

It's a nice gesture. But it's not like it's costing the Royals anything. The seats are going to be there wether there are butts in them or not. I'm not trying to be negative about it, just shooting straight. Active Military will appreciate it right up until they pay $6 for a solitary beer.

Skip Towne
03-26-2005, 01:17 PM
So the Royals have finally figured out how much their tickets are worth.

03-26-2005, 01:24 PM
That is nice of them, id go to alot of games if i had free tickets.

03-26-2005, 01:24 PM
as apart of the promotion service members will get half priced pie

03-26-2005, 01:26 PM
yeah, but do they get free parking? If not, that is a deal breaker.