Kauffman Stadium, often called “The K”, is a baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri. It is home to the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB) and is part of the Truman Sports Complex together with the adjacent Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). The seating capacity of Kauffman Stadium is 37,903.

Kauffman Stadium is named for Ewing Kauffman, the founder and first owner of the Kansas City Royals. It opened in 1973 and is the sixth-oldest stadium in Major League Baseball. The stadium has a seating capacity of 37,903 and features 74 concession stands and 67 restroom facilities, so time spent away from seats is limited. The stadium also has the 2nd-most playable field square footage in the Majors, narrowly trailing Colorado’s Coors Field. One of Kauffman Stadium’s unique features is a 322-foot-wide water spectacular known as the “Waterfall” in right field, which is the largest privately funded fountain in the world.

Kansas City Royals Kauffman Stadium

How to Get to Kansas City

The nearest airport to Kauffman Stadium is Kansas City International Airport (MCI) which is 26 miles from the stadium. There are currently no direct flight options from London to Kansas City International Airport (MCI) but there are several options available with a layover.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from Kansas City, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

Unfortunately, there are few options for public transportation around Kauffman Stadium. There are buses available, the nearest bus stops are “On Blue Ridge Cut Off at 38th Terr Nb” and “On Blue Ridge Cutoff at 40th Terr Nb” but the bus stops are not particularly close to the ballpark. You could also make use of apps such as Moovit to get directions to the stadium using the limited public transportation options.

You do have the option of using Rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft which are readily available in the vicinity with a designated drop-off and pick-up area in Lot A.

Staying in Kansas City

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites.

Downtown Kansas City offers tourists a variety of attractions and activities. One such area is the Power & Light District, an eight-block entertainment hub with more than 50 bars, restaurants, and shops.

Union Station Theater District in Kansas City offers a variety of attractions for tourists including the National WWI Museum and Memorial, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Boulevard Brewing Company, and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Kansas City Royals Tickets

The Kansas City Royals sell their tickets via mlb.tickets and the MLB Ballpark App.

SeatGeek has replaced StubHub as the official ticket resale partner for MLB.

Baseball fans can still use other resale ticket marketplaces to buy and sell tickets to MLB games. MLB will verify those tickets so buyers know they’re getting a legitimate ticket.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platforms fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the Ballpark App to your phone as it contains a lot of Gameday information for the Ballpark you are visiting and a place to check in and record all the baseball games you have been to.

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