Kansas City Royals
Commonly referred to by locals as “The K”, Kauffma Stadium is an open-air ballpark located in Kansas City, Missouri and serves as home to Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals.
Kauffman stadium is one of two stadiums that make up the Truman Sports Complex downtown, the other stadium being Arrowhead Stadium which is the home of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs.
The stadium was named after the Kansas City Royals’ original founding owner, Ewing Kauffman who past away on August 1, 1993.
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It’s the only American league ballpark in Major League Baseball to hold the name of a person instead of a typical naming rights sponsor or park title.
One Royal Way
Kansas City, Missouri 64129-6969
• Capacity: 40,933
• Opened: April 10, 1973
• Kauffman Stadium took almost 5 years to complete as construction began on July 11, 1968 and didn’t open until April 10, 1973.
• Prior to the start of the 1968 MLB season, the Kansas City Athletics as they were known at the time, moved away to Oakland, and the city of Kansas was eventually awarded a new team by 1971 under new owner Ewing Kauffman.
• On May 15, 1973, the stadium was just over a month old at the time as Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan pitched his first of his seven career no-hitters in the new stadium.
• The stadium has played host to two MLB All-Star Games, both in 1973 and in 2012.
Current and Past Teams
Kansas City Royals (MLB) (1973–present)