The Kansas City Royals have announced via their official website that they would be cancelling their 2022 FanFest for the second straight year. It’s been cancelled yet again due to the increasing rates of COVID-19, especially with the new variant cases surging,
The omicron variant of COVID-19 has continued to rapidly spread across the Kansas City area, affecting every aspect of life, ranging from local businesses, hospitals, and of course, public events.
“At present we do not plan to hold the 2022 Royals Fan Fest originally scheduled to take place in late January at the Convention Center. With continuing public health warnings and unknown restrictions on hotels and events in the future, it’s become clear that planning to host an event of this magnitude in a manner our fans deserve is not practical at this time,” said the team in a released statement.
The team went on to express its disappointment in once again cancelling the yearly tradition.
The team says they will share further details once plans are finalized in the coming months. They finished out their update by thanking fans for their continued support during these tough times.