Cougars to meet River Bandits at Busch

Kane County is the Royals' new Class A affiliate

The NW Arkansas Naturals and Omaha Storm Chasers aren't the Royals' only minor league clubs that will play a game in a big league stadium this year. In addition to those two affiliates' much anticipated exhibition game at Kauffman Stadium on April 2, the Kane County Cougars will match up with the Cardinals' Midwest League affiliate at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 26.

Editor's Note: The Kane County Cougars' press release is included below.

GENEVA, IL – The Kane County Cougars will play a regular season Midwest League game against the Quad Cities River Bandits on Thursday, May 26 at Busch Stadium. The game will be played during the evening and additional details will be announced as they become available.

All tickets for the game will be available through the Cardinals by calling the Busch Stadium Box Office at (314) 345-9600, and are $10 general admission tickets.

This marks the third time in the past four seasons that the Cougars will play a regular season game at a Major League ballpark as the team took part in the first-ever "Road to Wrigley" contest against the Peoria Chiefs in 2008. The two teams played at the Friendly Confines last summer as well.

The May 26 contest will pit affiliates from both of Missouri's big league clubs, as the Cougars begin the 2011 season as an affiliate of the Kansas City Royals while the River Bandits are partnered with the St. Louis Cardinals. The pre-Memorial Day weekend contest at Busch will conclude a three-game series between both clubs that begins in Davenport, Iowa.

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