Opening Day is always special, but perhaps never more than this year. The abrupt cancelation of the first half of last year’s baseball season led to a shortened run of just sixty games, all without fans. “Last year was unlike anything a grizzled veteran like myself has experienced,“ says Mike Swanson, vice president of communications for the Royals. “We were on edge for the better part of three months, following all of the protocols, testing regularly and just trying to keep the game going for fans to at least have a rooting interest despite not being allowed in the ballpark.” Having endured all that, the fresh start of this season is “that much more exciting,” Swanson says. On April 1, baseball’s back—way back—and we couldn’t be happier.
GO: Opening Day at the K is April 1 against the Texas Rangers. The game starts at 3:10 pm. Limited tickets are available.