Capacity: 40,055 Opened: 1973
Who needs Rome when you can visit Kansas City? The Royals might not be gladiators, but Kauffman Stadium is definitely a present-day Coliseum.
What makes this stadium unique?
Kauffman Stadium was known for being avant-garde when it was built in 1973 and after its recent facelift, it remains one of the top ballparks. The stadium’s most prominent feature is the Water Spectacular in right field that lights up and shoots water before and after every game and in between innings. The fountain is the largest privately funded in the world and pays tribute to the city’s nickname “City of Fountains” (Kansas City is only second to Rome). There are now seats and a concourse around them for fans interested in getting a close-up view. They are sold on game day for $10-15 depending on the opponent. The best seat in the house though is the red Buck O’Neil seat which stands out from the blue seats and is located in section 127. The Royals commemorate Buck by picking a nominated fan that embodies his spirit through a contest to sit in the seat each night. The “Outfield Experience” has games and activities for kids and fans of all ages can enjoy The Royals Hall of Fame. Be sure to sing, “Friends in Low Places” in the middle of the 6th inning.
Dining and Nightlife
Nica’s 320320 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
Nica’s 320 is a must for those looking for a tasty twist on mac-n-cheese and brunch on the weekends is not to be missed. The saloon part of the restaurant has a daily happy hour and fun concoctions including Absinthe, so “bring on the green fairies!”
Kansas City BBQ
Kansas City Power & Light District
Kansas City Power & Light District1100 Walnut St Ste 3000
Kansas City, MO
Kauffman Stadium is in located in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by parking lots. The Power & Light District is where to head for a night out on the town with plenty of bar options and great restaurants to try too!
There are no public transportation routes to Kauffman Stadium (shuttle discontinued in 2009), but there is plenty of parking around the stadium for only $10.
|Weekend for Two*|
|Super 8 Independence (2 Nights)||$144|
|Tickets (2 Upper Reserve Tickets)||$12|
|Breakfast Complimentary at hotel
Friday Dinner (Nica’s 320: Mac and Cheese for 2 + 3 toppings, Beignets for desert)
Saturday Lunch (Oklahoma Joe’s: Rib Dinner, Hog Heaven Sandwich, Side of Spicy Slaw, 2 waters)
Saturday Dinner (Stadium Food: 2 Hot Dogs, Pretzel, 4 Beers)
Tailgate Beer (12 Pack)
*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.