Following a successful 2016 season, the Burlington Royals are excited to announce their 2017 Appalachian League Schedule. The Rookie affiliate of the Kansas City Royals will host 34 home contests at Burlington Athletic Stadium this upcoming season.
The Royals open the 2017 season against the Kingsport Mets on June 22, the start of a 3 game series running through June 24. First pitch for the opener is set for 7 pm.
On the 4th of July, the Royals will play the Bluefield Blue Jays. The gates will open early for music, food, games, inflatables, and fun for everyone. The game against the Blue Jays will begin at 6:30 pm and will conclude with the best fireworks show in town.
The Royals will plan to host one summer fun day game during the 2017 season on Wednesday, July 19th beginning at 11am. The early start will provide a great opportunity for all summer camps, schools, day cares, youth groups and kids clubs to attend.
"As an organization, we are really looking forward to the 2017 season." said Tyler Borkowski, General Manager. "We have been looking forward to the release of the 2017 schedule, and can't wait to create the best experience possible for our fans. 2017 is going to be a big year for the Royals."
Standard game time is 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sundays, unless otherwise noted. Gates open one hour prior to game time. A full schedule will be available soon online at www.burlingtonroyals.com for your convenience. Season tickets, group outings, and mini-plans are on sale and can be purchased by calling the Royals at 336-222-0223.
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