KAUFFMAN STADIUM

Kansas City Royals

DESCRIPTION: Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, is known as one of the most beautiful ballparks in baseball. After a massive renovation before the 2009 season, visitors to “The K” now experience modern facilities in addition to the tradition of Royals Baseball. Fresh off the Royals’ 2015 World Series win, Kauffman Stadium is one of the most energetic places in Kansas City.

ADDRESS: One Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129

LOCATION: 15 minutes east of downtown Kansas City

PHONE: 800-676-9257

WEB SITE: www.royals.com

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • On game days, the stadium opens its parking lots several hours prior to the first pitch and visitors come early to tailgate outside the stadium before the games.
  • The outfield overhaul now gives Royals fans a chance to sit and enjoy the game from a venue not previously offered. The Outfield Box seats in left-center field sit directly behind the outfield wall and in front of the world-famous fountains. Those seats hug the Miller Lite Fountain Bar, which is built on the old JumboTron base.  
  • Opened in 2015, Craft & Draft (located in left field) takes a new approach to the social experience of baseball. This unique “gastropub” features more than 75 varieties of craft beer and boasts a menu of fresh and local ingredients.

HOURS: For games Friday-Sunday, all gates will open 1.5 hours prior to game time. Gate C opens 2 hours prior to Crown Club ticket holders (Sections 1 - 6) only. For games Monday-Thursday, all gates will open 1 hour prior to game time. Gate C opens 2 hours prior to Crown Club ticket holders (Sections 1 - 6) only.

ADMISSION: Tickets may be purchased online through the Royals website or by phone at 800-6ROYALS.

ANNUAL ATTENDANCE: About 2.2 million

HISTORY: Since it opened as Royals Stadium on April 10, 1973, Kauffman Stadium has been known as one of the world’s most beautiful ballparks. Many exciting games have been played here, including the 1985 World Series win and the 2015 World Series win. The stadium also hosted the 1973 and 2012 All-Star Games. On July 2, 1993, the stadium was officially renamed in honor of the franchise’s late owner, Ewing M. Kauffman. 

Prior to the 1995 season, the artificial surface on the playing field of Kauffman Stadium was replaced by real grass. Additional field level seating was added to the stadium before the 1999 season. Prior to the 2004 season, outfield expansions made the stadium one of the most spacious parks in Major League Baseball.

A massive $250 million restoration prior to the 2009 season included the expansion of the concourse and an increase in number of concession stands, restrooms, ticket windows, suites and dining and lounge options. Over 1,000 “fountain view” seats were also added. Fans can now walk all the way around the stadium. Beyond the outfield is the Outfield Experience, which includes the Royals Hall of Fame and various pre-game amenities for kids of all ages. 

WHERE TO GET LUNCH: In addition to traditional ballpark concessions, other dining options inside the stadium include health-conscious offerings, as well as restaurant-style locations such as Rivals, the Craft & Draft, & the Diamond Club.

WHAT’S NEARBY: The neighboring Arrowhead Stadium is home to the Kansas City Chiefs.

WHAT’S NEW:

  • Opened in 2015, Craft & Draft (located in left field) takes a new approach to the social experience of baseball. This unique “gastropub” features more than 75 varieties of craft beer and boasts a menu of fresh and local ingredients.
  • Price Chopper Market Place, added in 2017 and renovated in 2018, offers plenty of healthy and grab-and-go food and beverage options. Fans also have plenty of healthy food options at various locations throughout the ballpark that are listed on menus or can be made-to-order based on their dietary needs.

DID YOU KNOW: Kauffman Stadium has one of the largest hi-definition video boards in Major League Baseball, measuring 85 feet wide and 105 feet high. The stadium’s 322-foot-wide water spectacular is also the largest privately funded fountain in the world.

PARKING: Parking passes for fans must be purchased in advance and will be digital. No toll booths will accept cash or credit on game days.

PUBLIC RELATIONS CONTACT: Ian Kraft, 816-504-4367 or ian.kraft@royals.com

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