Royals will honor Yordano Ventura with special memorial at Bartle Hall during FanFest
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals announced on Wednesday that they will have a special memorial at Bartle Hall during FanFest to honor the life of Yordano Ventura.
According to a news release from the Royals, a memorial to “Ace” will be located in an area just as fans enter Bartle Hall at the Kansas City Convention Center. The area was previously known as Autograph Stage 6.
The special tribute will feature a pitcher’s mound in the center with a framed Ventura game-worn jersey, video boards showing highlights and a signature wall which fans can sign.
Each day of FanFest will begin with a moment of silence to honor Ventura, followed by tributes on the main stage throughout the day.
Fans are encouraged to visit the memorial as this two-day space will serve as the main tribute to the late Royals pitcher, who died Sunday in a crash in the Dominican Republic. Ventura was laid to rest Tuesday surrounded by family, friends and teammates.
2017 FanFest hours
Friday, Jan. 27
Noon to 2 p.m. Exclusive Access for Season Ticket Members
2 p.m. to 9 p.m. FanFest Open to General Public (timed entry, each hour until 6 p.m.)
Saturday, Jan. 28
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Exclusive Access for Season Ticket Members
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. FanFest Open to General Public (timed entry, each hour until 5 p.m.)
Adult Two-Day Pass $23
Youth Two-Day Pass $15
Adult One-Day Pass $17
Youth One-Day Pass $11
* Please note that youth prices are for children ages 6-17. Children five and under will be admitted for free.