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Kansas City Royals Increase Ticket Prices

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.