Oct 7, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; A general view of a base with the postseason logo before game four of the National League divisional series playoff baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Royals Fans Receive Playoff Tickets

There  was a point in September that making the playoffs seemed like a real possibility for the Royals. So real, in fact, the Royals sent out information to season ticket holders about the availability of playoff tickets – tickets that were astronomically priced. But, hey, when you haven’t been to the playoffs in nearly 30 years, who cares about the price?

Alas, the Royals didn’t make the playoffs, finding themselves behind the Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians for the two American League wild card spots. So close yet so far.

When the Royals were officially eliminated from the playoffs, people wondered what would become of their playoff ticket deposit. How would the Royals handle the extra cash many fans put down? The answer is now known thanks to a few tweets from season ticket holder Matt Davis (@KCRoyalFan). Here’s what he sent out:

 

Behold: Royals playoff tickets. You can almost taste the dream.

Davis notes the Royals sent a letter with the tickets to explain what the purpose of these things were and what the Royals intended to do with the money. A picture of the letter and a reprint of what is written can be found below. Maybe, one day, these tickets will be usable.

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Hello,

Thank you for your commitment as a 2013 Royals Season Ticket Holder. Your continued loyalty and support is truly appreciated and we look forward to serving you each year. The 2013 season has given us many exciting moments and reassurance that we are taking the necessary steps to contend for a Division title and Postseason appearance in 2014 and beyond.

Although we have been eliminated from the 2013 Postseason we want you to have the 2013 Postseason Souvenir tickets as a keepsake and a token of our appreciation for your Postseason ticket purchase. Obviously, we had hoped you would be scanning these tickets at Kauffman Stadium this October but feel confident that our organization is on the verge of winning baseball for many seasons to come.

Your Postseason ticket purchase will now act as a credit for your 2014 season tickets. This year, you will receive your 2014 renewal invoice via e-mail in mid-October. Once you 2014 renewal invoice is sent to you, our Service staff will proactively contact you to review your account credit, discuss the timing of this year’s “Select-A-Seat” and inform you of any new benefits and policies we have for 2014.

In the event that you would like a refund for your 2013 Postseason Ticket purchase please visit www.royals.com/refund. You must fill out the refund form prior to a refund being authorized. Please allow 5-10 business days for refunds to be processed. Our Service Staff will proactively contact you once a refund is requested.

Sincerely,

Kansas City Royals
Ticket Services Department

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