Royals Announce Milestone in Renovation Plans
Kauffman Stadium is about ready to undergo a significant renovation, made possible by a bond issue passed by Jackson County, Mo., taxpayers a year ago. Friday morning, the Royals and the county made an important announcement to keep plans moving ahead – on time and on budget.
Royals Senior Vice President of Business Operations Kevin Uhlich announced a joint venture between Walton Construction and Hunt Construction to serve as construction managers for the project. Uhlich and company and county officials answered questions from reporters in our interview room at Kauffman Stadium. They then signed papers making the agreement legal.
Over the next two to three years, Kauffman Stadium – already one of the best places to watch a baseball game in the Major Leagues – will be transformed into a state-of-the-art facility with many new amenities and enhanced features our fans have grown to love, including a bigger and better Crown Scoreboard and those beautiful fountains.
Some projects have already begun, but look for major construction around “The K” after this season. Here’s hoping we have to postpone a few days in October… for a post-season run.