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Wizards Press

Kansas City Wizards Weekly Update

* Weekly Schedule
* Wizards Partner with Royals on KC Blue Sports Pack
* Wizards Host Real Salt Lake August 29 on Cheer and Dance Night
* Tickets Remain Available for Real Salt Lake Match August 29
* Wizards Support USA Bid to Host FIFA World Cup™
* The Jimmy Conrad Show Airs Live From Fox and Hound in Overland Park This Month
* Spanish-Language Coach’s Show Airs Thursday at New Time

WEEKLY SCHEDULE:
The Kansas City Wizards take on the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday in a road test against a Western-Conference opponent. The Wizards will host their weekly press conference at 12 p.m. CT on Thursday at the team’s Swope Park Training Center. Saturday’s contest will be broadcast live locally on Metro Sports (English) and Time Warner Cable Channel 5 (Spanish).

Date                                       Time                                                       Location
Tuesday, August 18            DAY OFF
Wednesday, August 19      10 a.m. CT                                            Swope Park Training Center
Thursday, August 20          10 a.m. CT                                            Swope Park Training Center
Friday, August 21                9:30 a.m. CT                                         Swope Park Training Center
Saturday, August 22        9:30 p.m. CT                                        Kansas City Wizards at San Jose Earthquakes on Metro Sports, TWC 5

WIZARDS PARTNER WITH ROYALS ON TICKET PACKAGE:

The Kansas City Wizards are teaming with the Kansas City Royals to introduce the KC Blue Sports Pack, giving fans a chance to enjoy two fun family-friendly sporting events during the last week of August for only $30. Fans can purchase the KC Blue Sports Pack online at http://www.royals.com/wizards. For more information, call the Wizards at (913) 387-3400.

The summer ticket package features a Bleacher Ticket at CommunityAmerica Ballpark for the Wizards-Real Salt Lake Major League Soccer contest at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, August 29 and a View Level Infield Ticket at Kauffman Stadium for the Royals-Cleveland Indians 7:10 p.m. CT game on Tuesday, August 25. Each ticket package also includes a Wizards T-shirt and a Royals cap.  August 25 at Kauffman Stadium also features the 5th installment of T-Shirt Tuesday for the Royals. The first 20,000 in attendance will receive a powder blue t-shirt with a classic Royals design.

STARTING 11 GIRLS HOST DANCE AND CHEER CLINIC AUGUST 29:
The Kansas City Wizards are hosting Dance and Cheer Night around their MLS match-up with Real Salt Lake August 29. The Starting 11 Girls will lead a Dance and Cheer Clinic for children ages 6-18 that culminates in a halftime performance at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. For just $30, participants receive:
Custom lessons and clinic with the Starting 11 Girls
A halftime performance at CommunityAmerica Ballpark
One (1) bleacher ticket to the match August 29 versus Real Salt Lake
One (1) special-edition T-shirt
Pictures with the Starting 11 Girls
Pre-game activities at Dave and Buster’s in The Legends

For more information on the package, call the Wizards at (913) 387-3400.

TICKETS REMAIN AVAILABLE FOR AUGUST 29 MATCH VERSUS REAL SALT LAKE:
In addition to the KC Blue Sports Pack and Dance and Cheer Night, A limited number of single-game tickets remain available for the match August 29 against Real Salt Lake. Tickets start at just $15 for General Admission seats. Bleacher tickets are still available for $20, as are Stadium Reserved tickets for $25 and All-You-Can-Eat Seats for $35. Tickets are available at http://www.Ticketmaster.com/kcwizards. For more information, call the Wizards at (913) 387-3400.

The Pepsi/Price Chopper Family 4-Pack is also offered for this match. As part of the package, fans will receive:

Four (4) Kansas City Wizards Tickets
Four (4) Hot Dogs at CAB
Four (4) Pretzels at CAB
One (1) Stadium Blanket
One (1) Pepsi Coupon Package for redemption at area Price Chopper stores:
One (1) Free 6-Pack of Dr. Pepper or Sierra Mist (20 oz. bottles)
One (1) Free 2 Liter of Crush or Sierra Mist
One (1) Buy One, Get One SOBE Lifewater (20 oz. bottle)
One (1) Kansas City Wizards Merchandise Discount Coupon good for $5 off a merchandise purchase of free customization of a Wizards jersey.
All coupons expire on November 30, 2009

WIZARDS SUPPORT USA BID FOR FIFA WORLD CUP™ IN 2018 or 2022:

Sunday, the Wizards showed their support for the United States’ bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022 with two new field boards at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. One field board featured the new website launched by the USA Bid Committee: http://www.GOUSABID.com. The Wizards encouraged all fans to log on to http://www.GOUSABID.com and sign a petition to show their support for bringing the greatest sporting event in the world back to the United States. The second field board featured the tag line for Kansas City’s bid to become a host city should the USA Bid to FIFA be successful. The phrase “The American City” was displayed on the second field board, representing the uniquely American characteristics of Kansas City.

JIMMY CONRAD SHOW AIRS FROM FOX AND HOUND IN OVERLAND PARK THIS MONTH:
The Jimmy Conrad Show, presented by Budweiser, will air Wednesday night on Sports Radio 810 WHB from 7-8 p.m. CT and simulcast online at kcwizards.com. The show will be broadcast live from Fox and Hound in Overland Park, Kan. during the month of August. Fans are encouraged to call in during the show at 913-3-810-810.

Fox and Hound – Overland Park
10428 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66212
(913) 649-1700
Google Maps Link

In 2009, the Wizards will take registrations from fans at each edition of the Jimmy Conrad Show for month-end drawings. Prizes will include Field Side Reserved tickets, a clinic from a Wizards player, a Football/Futbol double-header package and a VIP Meet & Greet session after a training session. Each fan can enter that month’s drawing each time they attend The Jimmy Conrad Show.

The Jimmy Conrad Show will be held at different bars throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. The show will run from 7-8 p.m. CT each week except for a small number of nights when the time will change due to programming conflicts on Sports Radio 810 WHB.

Month                   Prize                                                                                                                                                      Winner
April                        2 Field Side Reserved tickets to Kansas City Wizards vs. D.C. United May 6                        Matt Fulton
May                        VIP Meet & Greet session for 10 at a Wizards practice                                                               Mandy Kraft
June                       4 Terrace Table tickets to Kansas City Wizards vs. Houston Dynamo July 4                         Jeremy Underwood
July                         Youth-team clinic with a Kansas City Wizards player
August                   Football/Futbol Double-Header package including KU, K-State or MU Football tickets
September            2 Field Side Reserved tickets to Kansas City Wizards vs. Colorado Rapids Sept. 26
October                 Autographed Wizards jersey and on-field VIP experience at 2009 playoff game

Fans can download archives of The Jimmy Conrad Show from the podcast page at kcwizards.com.

ZONA WIZARDS AIRS THURSDAY ON 1480 AM:

Wizards Interim Head Coach Peter Vermes will join Enrique Morales each Thursday at a new time from 1-2 p.m. CT for the weekly Spanish-language coach’s show Zona Wizards on Ke Buena 1480 AM. This week, Spanish-speaking fans are encouraged to listen for a recap of Sunday’s 2-0 loss to the Chicago Fire and a look ahead to Saturday’s match with the San Jose Earthquakes.

AG

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