It looks like the Royals are betting on stadium renovations to boost the demand for tickets.
The Royals rolled out a new ticket-price structure Friday for their first season in a renovated Kauffman Stadium.
And, yes, prices are going up.
The average single-game ticket will cost $24.84 in 2009, an increase of nearly $2 from the average 2008 cost for a nonpremium game.
Club officials said the increase still positions the Royals below the average 2008 major-league price of $25.43 and, based on 2008 prices, would rank 24th among the 30 clubs.
“We feel this is a fair and balanced plan that will allow fans a broad menu of price options depending on their desired amenities,” said Kevin Uhlich, the club’s senior vice president for business operations.