Originally known as Royals Stadium, this ballpark is recognized throughout baseball as one the game's most beautiful. The stadium will be the site of the 2012 All-Star Game. It played host to the 1973 All-Star Game, playoff games in 1976, '77, '78, '80, '81, '84, and '85, and seven World Series tilts in 1980 and 1985. The stadium was renamed in honor of team owner Ewing M. Kauffman in July 1993; he passed away a month later. A grass playing field replaced the artificial surface at Kauffman Stadium prior to the 1995 season. A $250 million dollar renovation, completed in 2009, brought wider concourses, more concessions and restrooms, new seating areas, a Royals Hall of Fame building, and the spectacular 84' by 104' Crown Vision HD scoreboard.
Soak up the scene:
Pick up some Kansas City barbeque and join tailgaters outside "The K" while awaiting the start of the game. This park is located next door to Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Chiefs, so there are plenty of parking spots. Hit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in downtown at some point during your visit. For more on the Kauffman Stadium experience, including a game-day itinerary, visit Wise Guides.
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Children under 32 inches tall do not require a ticket to enter the stadium, but must share a seat with an accompanying adult.
Stadium turnstiles open one hour prior to the game on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 90 minutes prior to the game on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. On Wednesday (Student Night), Gate E opens 90 minutes prior to the game, while all other gates open one hour prior to the game.
One Royal Way
Kansas City, MO 64129
Coming from the east or west: Travel into Kansas City on Interstate 70, take Exit 9-Blue Ridge Cutoff/Sports Complex. Coming from the north or south: Motor into Kansas City on Interstate 435, take Exit 63C-Sports Complex exit.
Parking spaces are available for 19,000 cars and 400 buses. The complex exceeds in the number of disabled parking spaces required by the ADA. Parking is $10 for cars and motorcycles, $11 for oversize vehicles and $15 for buses and empty tractor-trailers. An oversized vehicle is any vehicle that takes up more than one parking space. In case of a rainout, parking is refundable and season ticket holders receive a new parking pass.
Bus service to the stadium complex has been discontinued.