Royals Change September 12 Game Time To Accommodate U2 Concert In Arrowhead

KANSAS CITY, MO. (June 8, 2017) – The Kansas City Royals today announced they have come to an agreement with the Kansas City Chiefs to move the first pitch time on September 12 from its originally scheduled 7:15 p.m. to a special 12:15 p.m. start.

The time change, which has been approved by both Major League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox, was agreed upon to allow the Chiefs to host a U2 concert in Arrowhead at 7:30 p.m. The 12:15 start will allow fans who attend the game between the Royals and White Sox have the opportunity to vacate the parking lot in plenty of time before the concert crowd begins to arrive.

The T-Shirt giveaway originally scheduled for September 12 will now take place on Tuesday, August 29 when the Royals host the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:15 p.m. The first 10,000 fans will receive a Brisket-Acho T-shirt.

The game will be televised on FOX Sports Kansas City with the pre-game show, Royals Live, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 90 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.