Salvador Perez to become a U.S. citizen during special ceremony at FanFest

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Teammates greet Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez in the dugout after Perez hit a first-inning, three-run, home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Kansas City Royals) – The Kansas City Royals are excited to announce catcher Salvador Perez will become a U.S. citizen on Friday, January 24 during Royals FanFest presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. 

“I am grateful to this country for the many opportunities I have been given; including the ability to play professional baseball,” said Perez.  “I thank God, my mother, my family, the Royals, and all those who have supported me during this process towards becoming a United States citizen.”

“Our entire organization and the community of Kansas City look forward to celebrating this historic and special moment in the life of Salvador Perez,” said Royals Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager, Dayton Moore.

Perez, who passed the exam earlier this month, will be joined by Chief U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips on the Main Stage at 4 p.m. to take the oath of allegiance.  Following the ceremony, he will take questions from Royals broadcaster and host, Ryan Lefebvre.

Additionally, in support of the Kansas City Chiefs, fans are encouraged to wear red to the event on Friday.  The 2020 Royals FanFest presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City will mark the seventh year that the Royals are hosting the event at the Kansas City Convention Center.  The Club will utilize spacious Bartle Hall, which features a main exhibition hall to give fans plenty of room to view exhibits and enjoy the festivities. 

Hours for the 2020 Royals FanFest are listed below.


Friday, January 24                  

Noon to 2 p.m.                      Exclusive Access for Season Ticket Members

2 p.m. to 9 p.m.                     FanFest Open to General Public

Saturday, January 25

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

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