KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals have announced that tickets for one game for the 2022 season will go on sale as scheduled Friday, despite the looming possibility of the season being delayed.
The Royals are proceeding as normal, according to an email from the team.
“We believe our 2022 season will be remembered for what happens on the field starting with our March 31 season opener in Cleveland and our April 4 home opener against the White Sox,” the official said. organization in an email to fans announcing the tickets.
Major League Baseball has not publicly acknowledged any delays to the season, even with little progress since the lockdown began Dec. 2. February 26.
Opening day is set for March 31, and players don’t start collecting their salaries until the regular season. Given the need for 21-28 training days and additional time to report and follow COVID-19 protocols, MLB and the players’ association are expected to reach an agreement by late February or early March to an on-time start.
Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to spring training camps Wednesday.
The parties remained far apart on thresholds and the luxury tax rate, with major differences over revenue sharing and how to deal with player claims of service time manipulation. MLB said it remains opposed to any increases in salary arbitration eligibility or reductions in revenue sharing.
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