For over 40 years, Kauffman Stadium has provided fans live baseball with Kansas City Royals tickets. This baseball-only stadium is known for being one of the flagship parks of Major League Baseball, and has stood the test of time. Along with Arrowhead Stadium, Kauffman Stadium makes up half of the Truman Sports Complex. This premiere stadium also hosted the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.
Kauffman Stadium was named after the Royals' founding owner, Ewing Kauffman, and it is one of only two stadiums to be named after a person. This legendary stadium opened its doors in 1973, making it the sixth-oldest stadium in all of Major League Baseball. The fact that it is still known for being one of the best stadiums in the country really speaks volumes about this amazing park.
From 2007-2009, Kauffman Stadium underwent a $250 million renovation, which brought about many much-needed improvements. One of the first features to be added was a new high-definition scoreboard, which came to be known as “Crown Vision”, as well as a control room for this massive screen. At the time, this scoreboard was the largest LED display in the entire world, measuring in at a whopping 84 ft. x 105 ft. The Crown Vision HD scoreboard remains one of the most visually stunning, majestic scoreboards in existence. Following the addition of Crown Vision, an interactive crown was added 40 feet above, allowing guests to virtually explore the stadium in 360 degrees from each of its 37,903 seats.
Other exciting features included in the renovation included fountain view terraces, four new entry ticket gates, new press facilities, enhanced vertical circulation, upgraded concession options and bathrooms, a conference center and hall of fame in left field, a sports bar/restaurant in right field, and a Kids' area.
Getting There and Getting In
Parking & Directions
Kauffman Stadium is located at 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO. Guests who are coming from the east or west are advised to take Exit 9-Blue Ridge Cutoff/Sports Complex. Those arriving from the north or south should drive into Kansas City on Interstate 435, and then take the Exit 63C-Sports Complex exit.
There are 19,000 parking spaces available for standard vehicles. The cost is $10 for cars and motorcycles, and $11 for oversized vehicles. Guests are highly advised to arrive as early as possible to ensure reliable parking and entry. It is always a good idea to do some research beforehand, to make sure that the route and parking are adequately planned.