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FSKC Announces Remainder Of Royals Schedule To Be Televised

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KANSAS CITY, MO (September 13, 2013) — The Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City announced today that FOX Sports Kansas City is adding three Royals games to its telecast schedule – Sunday, Sept. 22 vs. Texas; Saturday, Sept. 28 at Chicago (AL); and Sunday, Sept. 29 at Chicago. The additions ensure that all remaining Royals games will be televised as the team competes for a playoff berth.

“We can’t thank Jack Donovan and his staff from FOX Sports Kansas City enough for their effort in making sure our fans get the opportunity to watch the club play down the stretch,” said Kevin Uhlich, Royals’ Senior Vice President of Business Operations.  “This is not an easy task adding games and securing television mobile units at this late date and all of us here thank our partners from FOX Sports for making this happen.”

Royals remaining schedule (times Central)

Friday, Sept. 13                       6 p.m.              Royals at Detroit                     FOX Sports Kansas City

Saturday, Sept. 14                   6 p.m.              Royals at Detroit                     MLB Network

Sunday, Sept. 15                     12 p.m.            Royals at Detroit                     TBS

Monday, Sept. 16                    7 p.m.              Cleveland at Royals                FOX Sports Kansas City

Tuesday, Sept. 17                    7 p.m.              Cleveland at Royals                FOX Sports Kansas City

Wednesday, Sept. 18              7 p.m.              Cleveland at Royals                FOX Sports Kansas City

Friday, Sept. 20                       7 p.m.              Texas at Royals                       FOX Sports Kansas City

Saturday, Sept. 21                   6 p.m.              Texas at Royals                       MLB Network

Sunday, Sept. 22                     1 p.m.              Texas at Royals                       FOX Sports Kansas City

Monday, Sept. 23                    9 p.m.              Royals at Seattle                      FOX Sports Kansas City

Tuesday, Sept. 24                    9 p.m.              Royals at Seattle                      FOX Sports Kansas City

Wednesday, Sept. 25              9 p.m.              Royals at Seattle                      FOX Sports Kansas City

Thursday, Sept. 26                  7 p.m.              Royals at Chicago                   FOX Sports Kansas City

Friday, Sept. 27                       7 p.m.              Royals at Chicago                   FOX Sports Kansas City

Saturday, Sept. 28                   6 p.m.              Royals at Chicago                   FOX Sports Kansas City

Sunday, Sept. 29                     1 p.m.              Royals at Chicago                   FOX Sports Kansas City

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Royals Host Free Watch Party At Power And Light

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KANSAS CITY, MO (June 27, 2013) – The Kansas City Royals are partnering with the Kansas City Power and Light District to host a Royals Watch Party presented by Miller Lite on Saturday, June 29.  The Royals take on the Minnesota Twins at Target Field with first pitch scheduled for 3:10 p.m.  The game will not be televised by FOX Sports Kansas City, so the watch party offers a great opportunity to catch the Royals in a special Saturday matinee.  The viewing party, which is free for all fans, will be held at KC Live! in the Kansas City Power and Light District in downtown Kansas City with the game displayed on the area’s 192-square foot videoboard.

The party begins at 2 p.m. with entertainment and contests.  The festivities will feature fun for Royals fans of all ages and great prizes, including Royals gear and autographed items.  Members of the K Crew and Sluggerrr will also be on hand for the family-friendly event.  Please note that all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Parking is available in the KC Live! Garage, located at 13th St. and Grand Blvd., for just $2.  For more information, please visit www.royals.com/watchparty.

KC Live!, located directly across the street from the Sprint Center in the heart of The KC Power and Light District, is the Midwest’s premier dining and entertainment destination.  Featuring world-class restaurants, taverns and night spots, KC Live! is where Kansas City goes to play.  KC Live! features a full-concert stage where the country’s most premiere musicians and bands perform weekly during the summer and for special events throughout the year.  For more information on the Kansas City Power and Light District’s restaurants and entertainment venues, upcoming events and parking availability, visit www.powerandlightdistrict.com.

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Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays Announce Makeup Date

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KANSAS CITY, MO (June 21, 2013) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the makeup game with the Tampa Bay Rays, which was postponed due to inclement weather on May 2, has been rescheduled for Monday, August 26 at 1:10 p.m. The game will be carried live on 610 Sports Radio and the Royals Radio Network.

School Day at The K ticket purchasers:

The original School Day at The K pre-game program on Thursday, May 2nd was rescheduled and performed on Wednesday, June 12th.  Any remaining School Day tickets from May 2nd are still good for the official make-up game on Monday, August 26th vs. Tampa Bay.  There will be no pre-game School Day program on Monday, August 26th.   If you are unable to attend the game on Tuesday, August 26th, you can exchange your original ticket from May 2nd to any future Royals home game during the 2013 regular season.

How to Exchange Your Tickets:

If you purchased your tickets from a Royals Group Sales Department and would like to exchange them for the August 26th game or another mutually agreed upon game as a group, please contact your Royals Group Sales representative.

All other May 2nd tickets can be exchanged for the August 26th game or any other regular season home game by visiting the Kansas City Royals Box office to exchange your ticket(s).

Please Note:

All seating is subject to availability at time of exchange.  The Royals will make every effort to provide seating as close to your original seat(s) as possible.  If seats in your seating category are unavailable for your game of choice, the Royals will make accommodate you in comparably priced seats.

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Kansas City Royals Fans Urged To Take Alternate Route June 7

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KANSAS CITY, MO (June 7, 2013) — Following discussions with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the Kansas City Royals are encouraging fans to use Interstate 435 and alternate routes when driving out to Kauffman Stadium this evening.  The Royals host the Houston Astros at 7:10 p.m.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the I-435 junction remain closed following an accident in which a semi-tanker overturned around 5 a.m. this morning.  Due to the hazardous, flammable material involved in the incident, MoDOT believes that the reopening of the I-70 may not occur until well after 8 p.m.

I-435 will offer the best access to the Truman Sports Complex, as officials are anticipating that Route 40 will be heavily congested this afternoon and evening due to the diverted traffic from I-70.

For fans headed eastbound from downtown, recommended alternate routes include Highway 24 (Independence Ave.), Route 78 (23rd St.) or Truman Road.  For those headed westbound from Blue Springs, Mo., fans may use 23rd St. to I-435 South or Highway 40 to 47th St. and proceed to Raytown Rd.  Fans are encouraged to allow extra time to get to Kauffman Stadium this evening.

For updated information and up-to-the-minute views of the unfolding cleanup efforts, please visit www.kcscout.net.

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Royals Draft Day One

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Kansas City, MO (June 6, 2013) – The Kansas City Royals completed the first day of the 2013 First-Year Rule 4 Player Draft today, selecting three players today, highlighted by the eighth overall selection, shortstop Hunter Dozier.  The Royals also selected left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea from Indiana State with the #34 overall pick and left-handed pitcher Cody Reed from Northwest Mississippi Community College at #46.

The Royals selected the 21-year-old Dozier, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound shortstop from the Stephen F. Austin University with the eighth overall pick on Thursday. Dozier batted .396 with 17 home runs and 52 RBI this season. He led the Southland Conference in batting average, slugging percentage (.755), doubles (25) and home runs, earning Louisville Slugger First Team All-America honors. He was a two-time All-Southland Conference selection, becoming the first shortstop in school history to earn that distinction, and was an All-South Central Region selection in 2012, when he hit .357 with 22 doubles, 10 homers and 37 RBI. A native of Denton, Texas, Dozier was a multi-sport star at Denton High School. He was the shortstop and ace right-handed pitcher on the baseball team and also quarterbacked the football squad. He was a 2008 all-area selection and the district Newcomer of the Year. After suffering a football injury as a junior, he came back to hit .400 during his senior season and earn all-district honors.

Kansas City picked the 21-year-old Manaea, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound left-handed pitcher from Indiana State with the #34 overall selection. Manaea was the second-ranked left-handed pitcher in the draft according to Baseball America. He was 5-4 with a 1.47 ERA in 13 starts for the Sycamores this season. The 6-foot-5 lefty fanned 93 in 73.1 innings pitched, ranking third in the NCAA in strikeouts per 9 innings at 11.4. He was named Second Team All-Missouri Valley this season and to the preseason Golden Spikes Award watch list. He burst onto the national scene last summer in the Cape Cod League. He earned both the B.F.C. Whitehouse Top Pitcher and the Robert A. McNeese Outstanding Pro Prospect awards from the CCBL, totaling a 5-1 record and a 1.22 ERA with a league-leading 85 strikeouts in 57.1 innings pitched.

The Royals drafted 20-year-old Reed, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound left-handed pitcher from Northwest Mississippi Community College with the #46 overall pick. He completed his eligibility at Northwest Mississippi CC this year, going 8-3 with a 2.39 ERA and 96 strikeouts in 73.1 innings pitched. Reed was ninth in the NJCAA in strikeouts, while his 5 complete games were tied for 14th. He was a NJCAA Division II third team All-America selection and was named Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges(MACJC) Pitcher of the Week twice this year.

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George Brett Takes Over As Hitting Coach

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KANSAS CITY, MO (May 30, 2013) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that George Brett and Pedro Grifol will assume the interim hitting coach and major league special assignment coach roles, respectively, effective tonight when the Royals play in St. Louis at 7:15 p.m.  In a corresponding move, the Royals have reassigned coaches Jack Maloof and Andre David to the minor league organization.

“Obviously things have not gone as we would have expected and in light of the downturn in offensive production and poor results we’ve decided to make a change,” said Dayton Moore, Royals’ Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager.  “First of all, I can’t thank Jack and Andre enough for accepting this challenge with the Major League club.  They are both tremendously knowledgeable and hard working men who have already made our organization stronger by their work in the system.  I’m thankful that this organization has one of the greatest hitters and more importantly one of the greatest competitors our game has ever seen in George Brett and he has accepted our offer to join the coaching staff on an interim basis.  We’ve also added Pedro Grifol, who brings a wealth of knowledge to our staff and will work various aspects of the coaching staff.”

Brett, 60, is the Royals’ all-time hit leader with 3,154 during a playing career that spanned 1973-1993 and was capped with his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999.  His familiar #5 was retired by the organization on May 14, 1994.  He is the only player in Major League history to win batting titles in three different decades, winning the American League crown in 1976, 1980 and 1990.  His 1980 season will always be remembered for his run at the elusive .400 mark, finishing the campaign with a .390 average and winning the American League Most Valuable Player Award.  A 13-time All-Star, Brett is the club’s all-time leader in every offensive category with the exception of stolen bases.  He was also a Rawlings Gold Glove winner for his work at third base.  Retired as a player following the ’93 season, this is Brett’s first-ever in-season coaching role in baseball.  He has served as a Vice President of Baseball Operations since his retirement and has worked on the field during spring training for the organization.

Grifol, 43, is in his first year in the Royals’ organization, initially assigned as the hitting coach for the Surprise Royals.  He joined Kansas City after 13 seasons in the Seattle chain, serving most recently as manager for High Desert (A) in 2012.  Previous roles have included area scout, manager at Everett (2003-05), Coordinator of Instruction (2006-08) and Director of Minor League Operations (2008-11).  Pedro was also on the Mariners’ major league staff for the second half of the 2010 season.  He was also the Winter League manager this past year for the Venezuela squad where Alcides Escobar played.  A Florida native, Grifol was the Florida State High School Player of the Year in 1988 out of Christopher Columbus High School and then helped Florida State University to the College World Series in 1989 and 1991, earning All-America honors in ’91.

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Royals Ticket Policy For May 3 Postponement

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KANSAS CITY, MO (May 3, 2013) – This evening’s game between the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox has been rescheduled for Monday, May 6th at 1:10 p.m.  Tickets for tonight’s game will be honored for the rescheduled game.  The Royals have established the following policy for fans unable to attend Monday’s game:

Any fan holding tickets from the Thursday, May 2nd or Friday, May 3rd games who cannot attend the rescheduled games may redeem those tickets for any of the remaining 2013 regular season games excluding the following dates:  Saturday, May 11th, Monday, May 27th and Tuesday, May 28th.  Replacement tickets will be in a comparably priced seating category based on availability at time of exchange.

Unredeemed parking vouchers or parking receipts will also be good for the available games. This policy provides fans with an opportunity to select tickets from 65 remaining home games including the games this weekend vs. Chicago May 4th and 5th and the rescheduled game on Monday, May 6th at 1:10PM. All exchanges must be made at Kauffman Stadium. Fans are strongly encouraged to exchange their tickets well in advance of the game they hope to attend. All seating is based upon availability.

The Kauffman Stadium Ticket Office is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In addition, the Royals Charities and FOX Sports Kansas City have rescheduled the annual Broadcast Auction to the Friday, June 7 game against the Houston Astros.

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Ballpark Village Announces PBR

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ST. LOUIS, MO (Thursday, February 14, 2013) – The St. Louis Cardinals, The Cordish Companies and PBR (Professional Bull Riders, Inc.) announced today that PBR St. Louis: A Cowboy Bar will open at Ballpark Village making it the eighth location across the United States.

From the toughest sport on dirt comes the fastest growing country concept in the nation, PBR.  PBR St. Louis will bring an authentic country experience to Ballpark Village. PBR has agreed that this will be their only venue within the St. Louis region.

Sean Gleason, Chief Operating Officer of the PBR, stated, “PBR wants to be in world-class districts within very special cities and there is no doubt that Ballpark Village in St. Louis fits the bill.  PBR is one of the fastest growing, most exciting and popular sports in the country, selling out arenas from Madison Square Garden to Las Vegas, as well as being nationally televised.  Our goal with the PBR club was to create a concept that captures both the electricity that is PBR as well as the warm camaraderie that exists between our patrons at our events. PBR club does both and does so in spectacular fashion. We’re excited to make this announcement as the PBR returns to St. Louis this weekend with the Built Ford Tough Series at Scottrade Center.”

“We appreciate PBR’s investment in St. Louis,” said Phyllis Young, Alderwoman, 7th Ward. “PBR St. Louis promises to be a happening place that will bring a lot of boots downtown.”

The first PBR location opened its doors in 2008 at the Power & Light District in Kansas City, MO and has since launched venues in Las Vegas, NV; Baltimore, MD; Houston, TX; Hampton, VA; Philadelphia, PA; and Louisville, KY making PBR one of the hottest and fastest growing concepts in the country. Each location of PBR features its own unique high-quality design, but with shared attractions including a large dance floor, a soft-seating lounge area, private outdoor balconies, multiple bars, and the world’s meanest mechanical bull as a show-piece element to the club. PBR St. Louis takes this design to a new level and promises to be an eclectic combination of “cowboy cool” meets “urban chic,” spanning 8,000 square feet.

Additionally, PBR has started a great live music tradition in its Hot Country Night’s concert series, with past national acts including Gretchen Wilson, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Justin Moore, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean and numerous other all-star country artists. PBR St. Louis will host live performances throughout the year and is powered by a state-of-the-art sound and light system equipped for both live entertainment and dancing nightly.  PBR St. Louis will also feature an expansive beer and bourbon list as well as a southwestern inspired food menu.

“The Cordish Companies and the St. Louis Cardinals are committed to bringing best-in-class concepts to Ballpark Village and with PBR we have done just that,” said Blake Cordish, Vice President of The Cordish Companies. “We are thrilled to welcome PBR to St. Louis and we are confident that it will be an anchor attraction for years to come.”

Bill DeWitt, President of The St Louis Cardinals, stated, “PBR is a perfect addition to Ballpark Village.  We are focused on making Ballpark Village the premier entertainment destination for the region and for our fans and PBR will help us accomplish that goal.”

PBR’s announcement at Ballpark Village coincides with the return of the PBR’s elite Built Ford Tough Series to St. Louis. On Feb. 15 -17, the world’s Top 35 bull riders ride into Scottrade Center for the Cooper Tires presents  Kawasaki Invitational.  It’s the 16th time the PBR has visited St. Louis.

“St. Louis has always been a great market for the PBR,” said Gleason. “The fans are enthusiastic and the city always buzzes with excitement about the event.  We’re looking forward to our return to the Scottrade Center.”

About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc.

The PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 100 million viewers annually watch over 400 hours of primetime PBR programming on VERSUS, NBC, CBS and networks around the world. The PBR has awarded over $100 million in prize money and 20 riders have earned over $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million – the most of any western-sports athlete in history. The PBR was nominated as 2010 Sports League of the Year at the Sports Business Journal Sports Business Awards, alongside the National Football League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball.  Nearly 2 million fans attend Built Ford Tough Series and Touring Pro Division events each year. For more information on the PBR, visit www.pbr.com.

St. Louis is the seventh stop of 26 across18 states for the 2013 Built Ford Tough Series.  The season culminates at the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas, October 22-27, at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center.  The series’ best bull riders will compete to claim the ultimate prize, the PBR World Champion’s title, $1 million dollar bonus, a new Ford truck from the series’ title sponsor, and the coveted PBR World Champion buckle.

The PBR is celebrating 20 years of competition in 2013.  Its Built Ford Tough Series is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network and networks around the world. BFTS telecasts are produced for the PBR under a multi-year agreement with David Neal Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company led by 34-time Emmy® Award winner and Peabody Award winner David Neal, who serves as executive producer.

Tickets for the Kawasaki Invitational are available now at the Scottrade Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745 3000.

About Ballpark Village

The construction of Ballpark Village represents the next step in the Cardinals’ vision for their investment in downtown St. Louis that began with the opening of the privately financed $411 Busch Stadium in 2006.  Ballpark Village is a mixed-use retail, entertainment, office, and residential district being developed in partnership by the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cordish Companies. Spanning seven city blocks on the 10-acre site just north of Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village will be the country’s first fully integrated mixed-use development designed to deliver the excitement and energy of the game day experience to a new neighborhood outside the stadium walls.

About The Cordish Companies

The Cordish Companies (www.cordish.com), now in its fourth generation of family ownership, is an international collection of businesses including one of the leading real estate development companies, entertainment and gaming companies in the United States. The Company has diverse development expertise with divisions focused on Entertainment & Mixed-Use, Gaming & Lodging, Sports Anchored Districts, Shopping & Lifestyle Retail, Office and Residential. The Cordish Companies also owns and manages a diverse group of operating businesses, ranging from gaming, restaurants/clubs to live music promotion and film/media distribution. The Company values itself on the quality of its operations, its long-term relationships, and high level of integrity in all of its endeavors.

The Cordish Companies is the largest and most successful developer of entertainment districts and concepts in the United States. In particular, the company has unparalleled experience in creating and revitalizing high-profile destinations in urban core locations. Many of The Cordish Companies’ projects involve public/private partnerships and are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are the company’s prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore’s world-famous Inner Harbor; Atlantic City, NJ; Hollywood, FL; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Tampa, FL, Kansas City, MO; and Towson, MD.

The Cordish Companies has received the highest possible national awards in its various areas of expertise. In real estate, The Cordish Companies has received an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards of Excellence.

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Come To Play – The 2013 Royals

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 4, 2013) – The first pitch of 2013 is still a ways off, but the Kansas City Royals are stoking anticipation for the upcoming season with the announcement of their new advertising campaign and tagline, “Come to Play.”

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Developed in partnership with Kansas City-based ad agency Walz Tetrick, the campaign spotlights the game experience with a “Come to Play” invitation for fans to come out to The K and soak in the excitement of seeing the Royals in person.

“Nothing beats going out to The K to be part of the Major League Baseball experience,” said WTA president Charlie Tetrick.  “With the offseason additions, this year’s team is a great combination of youth, experience and leadership.  Every pitch is an opportunity for something exciting and unexpected to happen.  When you add in the sights, sounds and smells of The K, it’s a unique experience that people throughout Royals territory treasure.  From the players and fans to the K Crew and Sluggerrr, ‘Come to Play’ is a rally cry that encompasses all of the excitement that is Royals baseball.”

The “Come to Play” campaign will be seen throughout Spring Training and regular season in TV and radio ads, outdoor boards, newspaper ads, online banners and other guerilla marketing opportunities that are now being planned.

Season tickets are currently on sale and available online at www.royals.com, by phone at 816-504-4040 or at the Kauffman Stadium Box Office.

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Royals And Fox Sports KC Announce Schedule

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 31, 2013) – The Kansas City Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City today announced a 142-game television schedule for the 2013 season, featuring two exhibition games and 140 regular season games.

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The Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City are entering the sixth season of a long-term agreement in which FOX Sports Kansas City is the exclusive television home of Royals baseball.  The 140-game regular season television schedule features 67 road games and 73 from Kauffman Stadium.  Every game on FOX Sports Kansas City will be preceded by a 30-minute pre-game show, “Hy-Vee Royals Live,” and followed by the “Boulevard Royals Live” post-game show.  All 140 regular season telecasts will be presented in High Definition.

FOX Sports Kansas City’s coverage of Royals baseball kicks off with a Spring Training telecast from Surprise, Ariz., on Monday, March 25, when the Royals host the Los Angeles Dodgers at 8:05 p.m. (CDT).  A second exhibition game will be broadcast on Wednesday, March 27, when Kansas City hosts the Chicago Cubs, also at 8:05 p.m. (CDT).

FSKC will air Kansas City’s Opening Day contest on April 1 at Chicago as well as the April 8 home opener vs. Minnesota.

Ryan Lefebvre will call 90 regular season games and one exhibition for Fox Sports Kansas City and Steve Physioc will provide the play-by-play on 50 games during the season and one exhibition.  Rex Hudler will return for his second season as the analyst and Royals’ Hall of Famer, Jeff Montgomery, will provide analysis throughout the season on Royals Live with host Joel Goldberg.

The complete season schedule with telecasts is listed on the attached schedule, which you can download by clicking here.  All game times and the TV schedule are subject to change.

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