Enough drama. Who’s up for some baseball?
Thanks to the indefatigable efforts of my producer Blake Uhlenhake, and one particularly understanding employee in the Royals’ ticket office, we have managed to come up with a reasonably simple way to insure that a large group of people who have never met before can all be assured of sitting in the same section of the stadium on Saturday.
(This was a lot easier six years ago, when Rob Neyer and I just told anyone who wanted to watch a game with us to show up outside one of the gates an hour before gametime. With the renovations at the stadium, the risk of a sellout or near-sellout is considerably greater, and I don’t want to risk having 100 people show up at the stadium only to find they can’t all sit in the same section.)
So here’s the plan: if you want to attend a game with me THIS SATURDAY, July 18th, against
1) Call THIS PHONE NUMBER: (816) 504-4168. This is the direct line to Sarah Trowbridge, our contact in the Royals’ ticket office.
2) Tell Sarah that you are part of the group purchasing tickets in SECTION 246.
3) Purchase as many tickets as you need. The group pricing for this section is $23, and as we are buying as a group, I believe all additional surcharges are waived.
4) Pick up your tickets before game time at Will Call, located at the stadium between gates C and D.
Sarah will be answering the phone today until , and from to on Friday. After tomorrow she will be unable to process tickets for this section, so if you don’t buy your tickets by tomorrow, you may 1) not be able to sit in our section and/or 2) be forced to pay surcharges. That doesn’t mean you can’t still join us – if you make a last-minute decision to come out to the game on Saturday, by all means, come to the ballpark and try to buy a ticket in Section 246, or as close to Section 246 as possible.
There are approximately 100 seats available in Section 246; if we somehow manage to sell over 100 seats, additional people can be seated next door in Sections 245 or 247.
If you get Sarah’s voicemail, leave a message and she will call you back. If you want to contact her by email, you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org. But it’s probably easiest to just call her directly.
I’ve already purchased my ticket, and am looking forward to meeting all of you there. Gametime on Saturday is , but I’m hoping to get to the park a little early. So if you want to meet up with me before the game, plan to meet up outside Gate D between and 5, and plan to enter the stadium right at . If you can’t make it there by 5, no worries – just find your seat and you should find the rest of us there.
LATE UPDATE: I have just been informed that Zack Greinke is the scheduled starting pitcher on Saturday night. (I picked this date months ago for this very reason – I had a feeling that if Greinke went to the All-Star Game, he’d be starting the second game after the break.) So if you needed another reason to come to the game Saturday night…you just got it.