The lights were on here at Kauffman Stadium at 4:30 am this morning for last minute work to prepare for the big day. Cameras from every Kansas City area television station were here providing live shots from a peaceful empty stadium ready to jump back to life this afternoon.
We did have a significant downpour here at the ballpark around 7:30am, but it seems to be slacking off and the forecast calls for a spectacular afternoon (knock on wood) – perhaps a bit windy come game time.
Kauffman Stadium is as beautiful as ever and everyone here with the Royals is excited to welcome back 40,000 of a closest friends for the start of season 42 of Kansas City Royals Baseball. Gates open at Noon – be sure to join us early and make your way to your seats for pre-game ceremonies featuring some very special guests. Then at 3:10 Zack Greinke – the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner – will take the mound to get the season underway.
Happy Opening Day – Let’s get a win!
(Curt Nelson, Director – Royals Hall of Fame)