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Kauffman Stadium

Kauffman Stadium Photo, Kansas City, Missouri

On the eastern side of the city and located adjacent to Interstate 70, you'll find the Truman Sports Complex, site of Kauffman Stadium (home of the Kansas City Royals) and Arrowhead Stadium (home of the Kansas City Chiefs). During the summer months, the Royals play their home games in this recently renovated and very unique baseball stadium. Shaped somewhat like a seashell with an open view of passing interstate traffic, Kauffman is best known for it's flowing waterfalls in beyond the outfield wall. Sporting a 10-story tall crown shaped scoreboard in center field and an oversized replay board in left field, Kauffman is one of the more attractive ballparks in the major leagues. Although the Royals haven't won a pennant in several years and haven't captured a World Series since 1985, Royals fans continue to support their team. You likely won't find 60,000 people at these games and as a result, you can take the family to the ballgame for an affordable amount of money. The most expensive seats, located in the club level, will set you back $19 and the view seats (upper deck) are only a few bucks. In this reasonably small older ballpark there are truly no bad seats in the stadium. If you opt for the club level seats you'll find that your seats are under the uppderdeck overhang so you won't suffer from a sunburn and you'll also be treated with a padded seat.

If you're in the market for a Royals souvenir, shops are located around the ballpark, but the largest and most easily accesible is located directly inside the main gates of the ballpark. Parking is abundant and will cost you $6 and this is one of few stadiums I have visited where traffic leaving the stadium isn't a massive burden. If you live in Kansas City, or passing through, or making a special trip here to watch baseball, you'll certainly be rewarded with a memorable experience in a very nice ballpark.

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