Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Kauffman Stadium, often called “The K”, is a magnificent baseball park located in Kansas City, Missouri, that is home to the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

It is part of the Truman Sports Complex together with the adjacent Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. The ballpark is named for Ewing Kauffman, the founder and first owner of the Royals.

It opened in 1973 as Royals Stadium and was named for Kauffman on July 2, 1993. The ballpark’s listed seating capacity since 2009 is 37,903.

Kauffman Stadium was built specifically for baseball during an era where building multisport “cookie-cutter” stadiums were commonplace. It is often held up along with Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles as one of the best examples of modernist stadium design.

It is currently the only ballpark in the American League to be named after a person and is also one of ten stadiums in Major League Baseball that does not have a corporate-sponsored name. The stadium is the sixth-oldest stadium in Major League Baseball and has hosted the 1973 and the 2012 MLB All-Star Games, along with Royals home games during the 1980, 1985, 2014, and 2015 World Series. Between 2007 and 2009, Kauffman Stadium underwent a $250 million renovation, which included updates and upgrades in fan amenities, a new Royals hall of fame area, and other updates throughout the facility.

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