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Kauffman Stadium

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

HNTB

Dimensions:
Left
Left-Ctr
Center
Right-Ctr
Right
Backstop


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

Kauffman Stadium is a baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, that is a part of the Truman Sports Complex that also includes Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs.


Kauffman Stadium is home to the following sports teams:

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 after Royals owner Ewing Kauffman, shortly after he was elected to the Royals Hall of Fame. A month later, Kauffman passed away at the age of 76.


External link

  • Kauffman Stadium History (http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/kc/ballpark/kc_ballpark_history.jsp)

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