(formerly Royals Stadium and also known as The K.) is located in Kansas City, Missouri, and is the home of the Kansas City Royals. Iit is a part of the Truman Sports Complex along with Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Chiefs. In 1993 the stadium was renamed Kauffman Stadium to honor the Royals’ founder, Ewing Kauffman.
Kauffman Stadium was built specifically for baseball at a time when building multi sport stadiums were the norm. Along with Dodger Stadium, the K is shown as one of the best examples of modern baseball only stadium design.
At almost 40 years old Kauffman Stadium is the sixth-oldest stadium in the majors; although the stadium underwent a $250 million renovation project that ran from 2007 to 2009.
Although it is a baseball only stadium, its design took several cues from the multi purpose stadiums of the early 1970’s. The main stadium itself is primarily concrete, with a smooth, uncovered concrete facade. The stands wrap around the infield and end at the foul poles, with smaller bleacher sections (or “outfield plazas,” as the Royals call them) in the outfield. The upper deck is quite steep, though not as high as other parks built during this time. Many minor-league stadiums built in the 1980s and early 1990s, as well as U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, employ a similar design.
The sight lines are generally very good; the only seriously obstructed views are in the outfield plazas, where some seats are directly behind the foul poles. Many of the seats in the two view levels are almost as high as comparable seats in cookie-cutter stadiums, especially in the back rows. Most of the seats are on the first level, putting most of the fans very close to the action.
The park’s best-known feature is the fountain and waterfall display (known as the Water Spectacular) behind the right-field fence. At 322 feet, it is the largest privately-funded fountain in the world. The fountains are on display before and after the game and in-between innings, while the waterfalls are constantly flowing.
Location: One Royal Way Kansas City, Missouri 64129 Opened: 1973 Capacity: 39,000 (with standing room at least 40,055) Field Surface: Natural Grass
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Kauffman Stadium General Venue Information
From St. Louis: Take I-70 West To Exit 9, Blue Ridge Cutoff.
From Wichita: Take I-35 North To I-70 East to Exit 9, Blue Ridge Cutoff.
From Topeka: Take I-70 West to Exit 9, Blue Ridge Cutoff.
From Des Moines: Take I-35 South to I-435 South to I-70 East to Exit 9, Blue Ridge Cutoff.
From Omaha: Take I-29 South to I-70 East to Exit 9, Blue Ridge Cutoff.
From Downtown Kansas City: Take I-70 East to Exit 9, Blue Ridge Cutoff.
From KC International Airport: Take I-29 South to I-70 East to Exit 9, Blue Ridge Cutoff.
There are enough parking spaces for 19,000 cars and 400 buses. Included are more than 200 spaces reserved for vehicles displaying disabled permits or tags. Parking for cars and motorcycles is $6.00. Parking for oversized vehicles is $9.00. Parking for buses is $13.00. In the event of a rainout, parking is not refundable. Parking prices are subject to change without notice!
Box Office Numbers
Royals Ticket Office: (816) 921-8000.Royals Charge Line: 1-800-6ROYALS.Royals Fan Line Info: (816) 504-4700.TDD Phone Line: (816) 504-4010.Royals Group Sales Deparment:(for purchases of 25 or more tickets per game): (816) 921-8000.
Box Office Hours
The Box Office is open Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm..
Types of Payment Accepted
The Box Office accepts Cash, Checks, Money Orders, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Will Call is available for pickup from 9:00 AM up until the 7th inning. Will Call windows are located on the south side of the stadium between gates A and B. Customer must present the actual credit card used for the order, a picture ID, and the confirmation number.
Pets are not permitted inside Kauffman Stadium.
Still and video cameras are welcome at the stadium, but please do not set up tripods or block the view of other fans.
Smoking in Kauffman Stadium is restricted to designated areas located throughout the stadium, in addition to circular ramps above ground level. Smoking is not permitted in seating areas, restrooms, or concourses except when designated. The Royals have installed TV monitors, along with the Royals Radio Network broadcast, at designated smoking locations throughout Kauffman Stadium for customers convenience.
Liquid container policy: please refrain from bringing liquid containers, bottles, cans or glass into Kauffman Stadium. Fans may bring coolers and bags for carrying food items into the stadium, which are subject to visual inspection.
Ticket scalping policy: resale of Royals tickets and/or parking hangers is not permitted on the sports complex. To avoid problems with counterfeit, stolen, or inflated-priced tickets, purchase them through authorized Royals ticket outlets only.
Children under 32″ tall do not require a ticket to enter the stadium, but must share a seat with an accompanying adult.
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