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  Kauffman Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League.
On July 2, 1993, Royals Stadium was renamed Kauffman Stadium in honor of Ewing Kauffman, who passed away the following month at the age of 76.
The stadiums are projected to be renovated by the year 2010.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kauffman_Stadium   (418 words)

  
 Arrowhead Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arrowhead Stadium is a stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs and Major League Soccer's Kansas City Wizards.
A $102 million voter-approved sports complex bond issue in 1967 stated that a plan originally for a single, multi-purpose, domed stadium (it would have been the world's first rolling stadium roof), but this was later discarded (due to conflicting design elements, seating capacity concerns, prohibitive costs, and project delays).
On August 12, 1972, Arrowhead Stadium became the home of the Chiefs after Municipal Stadium was abandoned in 1971.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arrowhead_Stadium   (647 words)

  
 BallparkTour.com - Kauffman Stadium
The original budget of the 2 stadiums was $43 million, however the actual cost ballooned to over $70 million.
The facility was officially re-named in honor of Ewing M. Kauffman in a ceremony at the stadium on July 2, 1993.
Kauffman Stadium's unique features include a 12-story high scoreboard and a 322-foot wide water spectacular.
www.ballparktour.com /Kauffman.html   (876 words)

  
 Kauffman Stadium
It is clear that when the stadium was erected 29 years ago, the designers had a vision for the future.
True, Kauffman Stadium does not have all of the frills of the new stadiums such as Miller Park in Milwaukee, but it offers an airy, outdoor, peaceful feeling that seems to be lost in the new parks.
The stadium is a great place to watch a game no matter what the quality of play is. Every baseball should put Kauffman Stadium on his of her 'must visit' list.
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 Kauffman Stadium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A 30 foot by 40 foot color video display board was added in 1990, and in 1995, the fences were moved in 10 feet from bullpen to bullpen and lowered from 12 feet to 9 feet.
There is more than enough parking on the lot of Kauffman Stadium, one of the biggest factors in the most recent sets of renovations.
Every seat is a good one in Kauffman Stadium, due to the good sight lines and comfort of the seats themselves.
www.probaseballvenues.com /kauffman_stadium.htm   (210 words)

  
 Kansas City Royals : Ballpark : Kansas City Royals Ballpark
The re-naming of the stadium was appropriate in that it was the strength and integrity of Ewing M. Kauffman's ownership that provided the cornerstone for the Royals success.
Kauffman purchased the club as an expansion franchise in 1968 with the primary and continuous motivation of providing winning Major League Baseball for Kansas Citians.
Kauffman, who founded Marion Laboratories in his mother's basement and built it into a diversified health care company with sales reaching nearly one billion dollars, possessed a sense of daring and an innate ability to motivate those around him.
kansascity.royals.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/kc/ballpark/index.jsp   (1325 words)

  
 Clem's Baseball ~ Kauffman Stadium
The overall layout of the field is reminiscent of Dodger Stadium, as the main grandstand forms a rounded acute angle, and the outfield fence makes a sharp curve between the foul poles and the bullpens.
One architectural feature that sets this stadium apart from all others is the shape of the second deck, which is very large in the area close to the infield but tapers to a point just beyond each foul pole.
Kauffman Stadium's unique tapered upper deck, an elegant match of form and function that keeps most fans close to the infield.
www.andrewclem.com /Baseball/KauffmanStadium.html   (1085 words)

  
 Ballparks of Baseball-Kauffman Stadium-Kansas City Royals
The stadium was very colorful with 40,793 seats, all facing second base and arranged in three tiers with maroon, gold, and orange seats.
In 1993 Royals Stadium was renamed Kauffman Stadium in honor of Ewing Kauffman.
Kauffman Stadium was renovated at the end of the 1998 season.
www.ballparksofbaseball.com /al/KauffmanStadium.htm   (605 words)

  
 Ballpark Digest -- Ballpark Visits -- Kauffman Stadium / Kansas City Royals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Today, almost all the mixed-use stadiums are either gone (Three Rivers Stadium, Riverfront Stadium), on their way out (Busch Stadium, RFK Stadium) or converted to a baseball-only facility (Angel Stadium).
Yes, there's lot of exposed concrete at Kauffman Stadium, but the gentle curvature of the grandstand and the modest dimensions (the ballpark has only full two decks and a mezzanine level and looks from the freeway almost too small to be an MLB ballpark) keeps things on a human scale.
Kauffman Stadium's location is frequently cited by detractors arguing for a new downtown ballpark.
www.ballparkwatch.com /visits/kauffman.htm   (1910 words)

  
 Kansas City Royals - Stadium
This stadium has had three no-hitters (including the first of Nolan Ryan's career, on May 15, 1973) and has played host to the 1973 All-Star Game, 1976, '77, '78, '80, '81, '84, and '85 playoff games and seven World Series tilts in 1980 and 1985.
Kauffman is part of a sports complex that includes Arrowhead Stadium, where the NFL franchise Kansas City Chiefs play.
Before the fences were moved in and lowered in 1995, Kauffman Stadium had a reputation for being a tough park for hitters.
www.baseball-statistics.com /Ballparks/KC   (742 words)

  
 Kauffman Stadium - Kansas City Royals
The waterfall and fountains comprise 322-feet and were erected when the stadium was built to reinforce Kansas City’s reputation as “The City of Fountains.” Aesthetically pleasing, the “water spectacular” has defined the Royals’ ballpark for three decades and the view from the upper deck can’t be matched when sitting in the lower bowl.
Located inside of Kauffman Stadium is the Royals Hall of Fame exhibit, which is housed slightly to the third base side behind home plate.
Although Kauffman Stadium is 7 miles away, the famous restaurant is still the perfect place for a pre-game meal.
www.baseballpilgrimages.com /american/kansascity.html   (2029 words)

  
 ESPN.com: Kansas City Royals Stadium
Originally known as Royals Stadium, this ballpark is recognized throughout baseball as one the game's most beautiful.
This stadium has played host to the 1973 All-Star Game, playoff games in 1976, '77, '78, '80, '81, '84, and '85, and seven World Series tilts in 1980 and 1985.
The stadium was renamed in honor of team owner Ewing M. Kauffman in July, 1993.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/teams/stadium?team=kan   (139 words)

  
 Kansas City Royals Ballpark Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Banners may be displayed in-stadium as long as the banner/sign does not block the view of others, interfere with the game, contain advertising of any form, present a safety hazard, or contain political or obscene material.
Kauffman Stadium concession and novelty service is provided by Volume Services America, which can be reached at (816) 921-4700.
Smoking in Kauffman Stadium is allowed in designated areas located throughout the stadium, in addition to the circular ramps.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/kc/ticketing/kc_ticketing_ballpark_guide.jsp   (3598 words)

  
 Kauffman Stadium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Universally regarded as the best of the symmetrical ballparks, with the water spectacular, and crowned scoreboard as key design elements, Kauffman Stadium bridged the gap between the multi purpose cookie cutters of the 60-'s and 70's, and the domes that followed.
It was renamed in 1993 for Ewing Kauffman, the late, beloved, owner of the team.
The one mistake in the design of the ballpark was corrected with the removal of the artificial turf in favor of natural grass for the 1995 season.
www.ebaseballparks.com /kauffman.html   (220 words)

  
 Kansas City Royals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Kansas City Royals were purchased as an expansion franchise by pharmaceutical magnate Ewing Kauffman in 1968 and played their first season the following year.
The stadium, which featured deep outfield walls and artificial turf, gave future stars such as George Brett and Frank White their first break as many of Kansas City's veteran players had difficulty playing on turf.
The 1993 death of Ewing Kauffman left the franchise without permanent ownership until Wal-Mart executive David Glass purchased the team for $96 million in 2000.
www.encyclopedia-1.com /k/ka/kansas_city_royals.html   (461 words)

  
 The Examiner -- Sports/KCRoyals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On July 2, 1993 the stadium was officially re-named Ewing M. Kauffman.
Kauffman Stadium features 12-story high scoreboard and 322 foot-wide water fountains.
Ewing Kauffman purchased the club as an expansion franchise in 1968 with the primary and continuos motivation of providing winning Major League Baseball for Kansas City residents.
www.examiner.net /royals/stories/stadium.html   (143 words)

  
 Kauffman Stadium
Royals Stadium was built exclusively for baseball in 1973 as part of Kansas City's suburban Harry S. Truman sports complex, standing adjacent to Arrowhead Stadium, home of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs.
Although the stadium was less daunting to batters after 1995, when grass was installed and the fences lowered and brought in 10 feet (except for narrow zones in the corners), it remained something of a pitcher's park and is still a triples-hitter's paradise.
Royals Stadium was renamed Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium in July 1993 to honor the team owner, who died less than a month later.
www.fortunecity.com /athena/thatcher/2042/Kauffman.htm   (300 words)

  
 Kaufmann Stadium - Kansas City, Missouri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For a stadium that was built in the early 1970's, Kaufmann Stadium has really held up to the test of time quite well.
While there is nothing remarkable about Kaufmann Stadium, it is still a fine place to take in a game.
It is situated in a parking lot next to Arrowhead Stadium and at the intersection of two major interstates.
www.ballparkreviews.com /kc/kc.htm   (210 words)

  
 Kansas City Royals - Kauffman Stadium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was originally named Royals Stadium, but it was renamed to Kauffman Stadium after Ewing Kauffman, the late owner of the team, in 1993.
The most prominent part of Kauffman Stadium is beyond the outfield fence.
There are fountains and a 12 story scoreboard in the shape of a royal crest.
pubpages.unh.edu /~jstegner/royals.html   (69 words)

  
 Kauffman Stadium Information from Ticket Solutions
Known as one of baseball's most beautiful ballparks, Kauffman Stadium was one of the first baseball-only stadiums built in the past two decades.
Kauffman Stadium's most prominent feature is a 322 foot-wide water spectacular behind the outfield wall; it's the largest privately funded fountain in the world.
The stadium also features a 12 story-high scoreboard built in the shape of the Royals' crest and a state-of-the-art Sony JumboTron color video-display board.
www.tickets4u.com /info-kauffman.asp   (230 words)

  
 Major League Baseball : News : Major League Baseball News
Kauffman Stadium, which opened in 1973, would get a variety of fan-friendly improvements from the passage of Question 1 on the April 4 ballot.
"Kauffman Stadium's construction played a key role in the transformation of modern-day ballparks," said Selig in a statement.
Although a "rolling roof" between Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums has been proposed as a second measure to the tax vote, it is not essential to the All-Star selection.
philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060322&content_id=1359278&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb   (1006 words)

  
 Relocation Essentials - Virtual City Tours
Description: Opened in 1973, Kauffman Stadium features a 322-foot water spectacular - shaped in the form of the number one - that is the largest privately funded fountain in the world.
Originally named Royals Stadium, the stadium was renamed in honor of owner Ewing Kauffman in a ceremony at the stadium on July 2, 1993.
Note the statue of Ewing and Muriel Kauffman on the northwest corner of the stadium by Gate A. Demographics
www.relocationessentials.com /tools/virtours/ree/yourcities/yourcities_mo_kansas_city_details_11.html   (95 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Kansas City Royals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kauffman Stadium opened in 1973 and has remained one of Major League Baseball's most beautiful ballparks over the past three decades.
It is perhaps the forerunner of today's new wave of stadiums that mix modern-day convenience with the ambiance of an earlier time.
The facility was originally named Royals Stadium, but officially renamed in honor of owner Ewing Kauffman in a ceremony at the stadium on July 2, 1993.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/royals/stadium.htm   (224 words)

  
 Kansas City Royals : Ballpark : Ballpark A to Z Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Guests will be allowed to exit and re-enter the stadium through Pass Gate B in the event an emergency is encountered while attending any event at the stadium.
Guests may bring food and water into the stadium, provided the water is in a plastic bottle or cup and the food is packaged in soft-sided containers that do not exceed the maximum size of 16x16x8 inches.
Groups of all sizes are welcome at Kauffman Stadium with groups of 25 or more being recognized on the Kauffman Stadium scoreboard.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/kc/ballpark/kc_ballpark_guide.jsp   (2672 words)

  
 CNNSI.com - NFL Football - Fans at Kauffman Stadium enthusiastic, but don't break record - Monday October 02, 2000 ...
The total attendance for the two stadiums was 82,893, but it still fell well short of the record.
Melody James of Kansas City, Kan., and her sister-in-law Susanna James of Kansas City, Mo., watched the game at Kauffman Stadium, while Melody's two brothers and Susanna's husband were inside Arrowhead.
The Kauffman Stadium crowd did the wave before the kickoff and jeered when the Seahawks' defense was announced, saving their loudest boos for ex-Chief Reggie Tongue.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /football/nfl/news/2000/10/02/chiefs_crowd_ap   (641 words)

  
 Yankee Stadium
No matter which stadium it is that you’re traveling to, each stadium has something about it that makes it unique and different.
Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City has a waterfall beyond the left center field wall and Comerica Park in Detroit has a ferris wheel on the premises.
Yankee Stadium has Monument Park to honor the past greats in the organization and Bank One Ballpark in Arizona has a pool past the right field wall.
www.probaseballvenues.com   (353 words)

  
 Paul O'Neill's Official Website
There were enough cops directing traffic and enough entrance lanes to the stadium.
Kauffman Stadium was built in 1973 and is a beautiful place to watch baseball.
The fountains and the shrubbery in the outfield are so much more appealing than more seats stuffed into centerfield, say like, Riverfront Stadium built in 1970, a temple to profit, seats everywhere, but few beautiful views in a slow game.
www.pauloneill21.com /news/kauffman.html   (666 words)

  
 Kauffman Stadium - Kansas City, MO, 64129 - Citysearch
And so three decades later, Kauffman Stadium (formerly known as Royals Stadium) endures, one of the few survivors of its vintage.
The gaudy outfield fountains and Jetsons-like architecture certainly don't evoke baseball tradition, but the stadium sightlines are as good as any in the big leagues, and over the years, the park's somewhat garish highlights have developed a sentimentality all their own.
Just as the aroma of the city's famous barbecue fills the stadium, so too does a sense of connection to the lifeblood of the community.
www.citysearch.com /profile/11280093   (364 words)

  
 Sox On The Road: Kansas City - Kauffman Stadium
Skipping the longer line, the stadium parking was a breeze and perhaps the only official ballpark lot not yet a rip-off.
Two years later, the Royals replaced the original artificial turf with real grass, and during the decade all of the seats were painted blue, replacing their original orange color.
As for Kauffman Stadium, it remains a gem cut from the same cloth as Dodger Stadium, but there has been some talk concerning a new downtown ballpark.
www.redsoxconnection.com /stories/kansascity.html   (2856 words)

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