The Royals are welcoming fans back to Kauffman Stadium in 2021. After playing in front of empty seats in 2020, the Royals announced they will open the season with approximately 30 percent capacity, or around 10,000 fans per game. According to the team, the initial plan calls for pod-style seating to accommodate 10,000 fans per game, with goals to expand the capacity monthly, as the season progresses, and it is safe to do so.
Philadelphia Phillies managing partner John Middleton and Kansas City Royals chairman John Sherman have joined Major League Baseball’s eight-man executive council. Their terms on the council began in January when the terms of Houston Astros chairman Jim Crane and the San Diego Padres' Ron Fowler expired. Fowler stepped down as Padres executive chairman in November and was replaced as controlling owner in November by Peter Seidler, who became chairman.
The White Sox (0-2-2) blew a two-run lead in their first game against a division rival this afternoon with the Royals (3-1-0) coming out on top, 6-5. Chicago pounced on Royals pitcher Carlos Hernandez for three runs in the first inning with a line drive single from Eloy Jiménez scoring Luis Robert and advancing Adam Eaton to third on an error by Royals left fielder Nick Heath. Gavin Sheets brought in Eaton with a ground out to first base.