The Royals released details of a special extended Opening Day pregame ceremony prior to Monday’s matchup against the White Sox. Pregame events include a ring presentation for members of the 2014 American League championship team and the raising of the AL pennant. Stadium gates will open at 1 p.m. and fans are encouraged to be seated by 2 p.m. in order to watch the festivities.
The following is a timeline of events leading up to the game:
1:00 p.m. – Kauffman Stadium gates open to fans 2:00 p.m. — Fans encouraged to be in their seats for pregame ceremony, which will start at 2:09 2:29 p.m. – 2014 AL championship ring presentation 2:39 p.m. — Raising of the 2014 AL pennant 2:43 p.m. — Introduction of Royals alumni 2:48 p.m. — Chicago White Sox introduction 2:51 p.m. – 2015 Kansas City Royals introduction 3:03 p.m. — National anthem, performed by the Kansas City Symphony