The reigning American League champions, the Kansas City Royals, will have to overcome stiff competition to repeat as league champions. Last season, Kansas City and San Francisco engaged in one of the most riveting World Series matchups in recent memory. Despite losing the decisive seventh game on its home field, Kansas City surpassed all expectations. Kansas City did lose its ace, James Shields, during free agency, but the majority of last season’s championship team will return. Kansas City’s roster is built around speed, defense, and timely hitting, which will be key when competing in a very competitive American League Central division. To date, Kansas City is 13-8 in Cactus League play. They’ll have to win at this rate to compete with Detroit and Cleveland for American League Central supremacy. An overview of April ticket prices is presented below.
Kansas City will play 10 home games during April. On TicketIQ, tickets on the Royals schedule during April have an average price of $53.34. Opening Day, which features an intriguing matchup against the Chicago White Sox on April 6th, features the highest ticket prices during April. The average price for White Sox Opening Day tickets is $226.66 while the get-in price is $90. The next most expensive home game during April features a matchup against Oakland on April 16th. The average ticket price for this matchup is $60.92 while the get-in price is $24. Fans who attend the game against Oakland will receive a commemorative American League championship trophy. The least expensive home game during April features a matchup against the White Sox on April 9th. The average ticket price for this matchup is $30 while the get-in price is $3.
While pundits are split on whether Kansas City can repeat last season’s playoff performance, its style of play will certain make things interesting. Expect a spirited effort on Opening Day against the Chicago White Sox.