Royals to let fans choose new name for Frenchy Quarter
Friends in Lough Places? Country Breakfast Club? Royals will let fans vote to rename Frenchy Quarter
By JEFFREY FLANAGAN FS Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With outfielder Jeff Francoeur no longer a Royal, the subject of what to do with the Frenchy Quarter section of Kauffman Stadium has come up often in the past two weeks.
Royals say they have the solution: Let the fans rename it, then promote it like the Frenchy Quarter had been since 2012.
The Royals are giving fans three options:
* GordoNation (named for
Alex Gordon and to be located above the left-field bullpen)
* Friends in Lough Places (named for David Lough and to be located in the right-field seats)
* Country Breakfast Club (named for Billy Butler, whose nickname is Country Breakfast, and to be located in the left-center field seats).
The Frenchy Quarter section had been located above the visitors’ bullpen in right field. The Frenchy Quarter promotion was held on every Thursday home game and featured a Frenchy Quarter T-shirt, Mardi Gras beads and a ticket for $21 (Francoeur’s number). The section was among the most festive at the stadium, and Francoeur did his part by sometimes tossing baseballs wrapped with $100 bills up to fans.
The Royals said they will announce next week how fans can vote for a new section, and the promotion for the new section will be held every Wednesday home game in August and September.
The Kansas City Star conducted a poll last week on renaming Frenchy Quarter and fans voted Country Breakfast Club first with 720 votes.
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