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" will now experience the modern facilities in addition to the tradition of Royals Baseball.
Annually ca. About 1.5 million people enjoy te stadium.
Kauffman Stadium has the largest hi-definition video board in Major League Baseball, measuring 84 feet wide and 104 feet high. The stadium's 322-foot-wide water spectacular is also the largest privately funded fountain in the world.
Tours of the stadium are offered Tues.-Sat. until Sept. 3. Beginning Sept 6-21: tours are available on Tues., Fri. and Sat. Please check the Royals Web site for specific tour times. Please note: tours are not available on days with scheduled day games.
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 when the Royals won the championship. The stadium also hosted the 1973 All-Star Game, three no-hitters and several playoff 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.
Nearby: The neighboring Arrowhead Stadium, which is home to the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs.
1 Royals Way, Kansas City, MO 64129
Location Description: 15 minutes east of downtown Kansas City.