Kansas City Royals News & Information
The Kansas City Royals have been playing their games in Kauffman Stadium since April 1973, a majority of the team's history in the MLB. Kauffman Stadium seats 38,030 ticket holders in a layout that ensures good sight lines no matter where a fan sits down. Kansas City ticket holders will note that Kauffman Stadium is pitcher friendly with 410 feet from centerfield to home. The left field and right field lines are 330 feet from home plate.
The price of a Kansas City Royals' ticket is an investment in a good time for baseball fans and families. The team gets Royals' fans pumped up throughout the game with the K Crew, a group of peppy Royals' fans who hand out prizes in the stands. The team's mascot, Sluggerrr, plays with kids and takes photos with fans in the stands to keep Royals' fans happy. Fans can also learn more about their favorite players by picking up issues of Royals Gameday at souvenir stands. Royals Gameday offers full-color pictures of Royals' players, game day rosters, and a scorecard to track the team's progress.
If a Royals' ticket holder wants to get out of the sun during a game, he can get a bite to eat at one of several eateries at Kauffman Stadium. The Rivals Restaurant and Party Deck in right field gives Royals' fans a place to enjoy a burger while watching the game from a different perspective. Season ticket holders can gain access to the Diamond Club and the Stadium Club, two exclusive clubs that offer fine dining and great views of Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City Royals' fans are treated to other fantastic attractions when they buy tickets to Kauffman Stadium. The park was the first to introduce a water fountain as part of its design, what the Royals refer to as a "322-foot wide water spectacular" running to the left field wall. Kauffman Stadium has acted as a template for newer stadiums in recent years that have used waterfalls, pools, and other aquatic attractions to keep fans entertained.
Royals' ticket holders can also check out the Royals Hall of Fame located behind section 107 of Kauffman Stadium. The Royals Hall of Fame has been honoring the team's managers, players, and executives since its opening in 1986. The Royals Hall of Fame honors great players like George Brett, Hal McRae, and Dan Quisenberry, along with team officials like owner Ewing Kauffman and manager Whitey Herzog. Royals' fanatics can also see the 1985 World Series trophy and the abundance of American League Championship trophies earned in the team's past.
Once fans are done with the Royals Hall of Fame, they can check out the Little K located outside the left field gate. The Little K is a scaled-down version of Kauffman Stadium that is used for charity events, softball games, and Little League games throughout the season. Fans can check out Little League games prior to Royals' games, getting more value for their Royals' ticket purchases.
The Kansas City Royals get started each season at its spring training facility in the Cactus League. The team shares Surprise Stadium facilities with the Texas Rangers each spring. The team made the move to Arizona in 2003 after spending its entire history warming up in Florida. Once the Royals' 25-man roster is settled for the beginning of the regular season, the team sends its younger players down to the farm system for some seasoning. The team has an AAA affiliate in the Pacific Coast League called the Omaha Royals. The Kansas City Royals can also draw from its AA affiliate, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, if the Omaha Royals lack depth at a certain position.