Kauffman Stadium

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Kauffman Stadium
Kauffman Stadium at Sunset
Kauffman Stadium at Sunset
Location Kansas City
Opened April 10, 1973
Capacity 40,625
Current ownership Jackson County
Architect:

HNTB

Dimensions

1973-1994
Left
Left-Ctr
Center
Right-Ctr
Right

1995-2003
Left
Left-Ctr
Center
Right-Ctr
Right

2004 to date
Left
Left-Ctr
Center
Right-Ctr
Right
Backstop




330 ft.
385 ft.
410 ft.
385 ft.
330 ft.


330 ft.
375 ft.
400 ft.
375 ft.
330 ft.


330 ft.
385 ft.
410 ft.
385 ft.
330 ft.
60 ft.

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. It is a part of the Truman Sports Complex (together with Arrowhead Stadium).

History

In 1968, Ewing Kauffman purchased the Kansas City Royals expansion team and on April 10, 1973 the Royals inaugurated Royals Stadium with a win over the Texas Rangers.

On May 15, 1973, barely a month into the stadium's existence, saw the first exciting game at the new stadium. Nolan Ryan, pitching for the California Angels threw his first of seven no-hitters, blanking the Royals, 3-0.

On July 24, 1973, Royals Stadium hosted its first Major League Baseball All-Star Game. And in 1985, Royals Stadium saw the Kansas City Royals defeat the St. Louis Cardinals for a World Series victory.

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.

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