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Crown photos, open house reminder

The final sphere of the Kauffman Stadium crown was placed above CrownVision today. Here are a few pictures and a reminder that the open house is on Sunday, April 5, from 11 to 3.

Parking and admittance to the open house is free to all fans, but a ticket is required for entrance into the stadium.  Fans may secure tickets for the event by visiting the Kauffman Stadium Box Office on the day of the event, beginning at 9 a.m. We hope to see you out at the stadium!

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Sheridan's Signature Store

 

 
baseball hat on cone2.jpgTwo weeks from today, Kauffman Stadium will re-open, and it will feature the only frozen custard parlor in a professional sports venue.

Sheridan’s Signature Store in the Outfield Experience will feature the famous “Dirt and Worms” concrete, Royal Turtle sundaes, gourmet hot chocolate, smoothies, fresh-baked cookies and more.  The Sheridan’s Signature Store at Kauffman Stadium will operate on the same hours as the Outfield Experience.

Sheridan’s will be easy to spot — here’s a sneak peek at a six-foot frozen custard cone that will be outside the store!

 

Presenting the Kauffman Stadium carousel!

The carousel is ready to go…here are the pictures! Be sure to come out to the April 5 open house (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) to check it out!

 
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Carousel Preview

 

Carousel 1.JPGConstruction on Kauffman Stadium’s Outfield Experience is entering its final stages. Over the winter, we brought you photos of the carousel figures as they were being carved by hand. Now, the carousel is being installed! The frame of the carousel is in place and the figures will be installed soon.

 

  

Here’s a sneak peak…our final photo is a batting helmet at the new mini golf course – you can see the carousel frame in the background.

We’ll bring you more photos of the mini golf course in the next few days!

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Crown Installation

Crown Three Quarters.jpgHigh above Kauffman Stadium, work on the signature crown continues. This morning, about 3/4 of the base was in place. You can see a worker at the left hand side of this photo.

 

 

 

 

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Fourth Piece.jpgBy late morning, the fourth piece was installed!

Our hard hat tour enabled us to see the progress from several angles, including behind CrownVision, in front of it, and from the rooftop party deck above Rivals in right field. Take a look! We’ll post other new stadium features over the next few days.

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A Crowning Moment

The first piece of the new crown atop Kauffman Stadium’s CrownVision (the world’s largest HD videoboard) went into place today. We were there to capture the moment. Take a look:

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Renovation Pictures

ATH took a tour of Kauffman Stadium yesterday…here are a few of the many new features since our tour one week ago.

Signs have been placed on several of the retail stores. Here is the new walk-in retail store on View Level and a retail store down the right field line (near section 246 on your new section 246 on your new ballpark seating chart).

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Ribbon Boards.jpgWherever you are in the stadium, you will see scores and information as ribbon boards and scoreboards have been added. The ribbon board has been in place for some time. Yesterday, we saw it in action!

A cool new seating area is the Signature Suite Lounges on the Loge Level. If you’ve got a few people in your group and want a suite experience, but not an entire suite to yourself, this shared lounge is the way to go! Here you see the entrance to the Signature Suite Lounge (below).Signature Suite Lounge.jpg

A new basket fence is being placed near the left field Outfield Box seats. This reminds us of the basket at Chicago’s Wrigley Field…it will be a great place to catch a Royals home run!

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Stadium 3.4.09 026.jpgThe Royals Hall of Fame now features a large free-standing sign. A face will be added to this sign, which will light up.

 

 

Sluggerrr’s Base Run and Sluggerrr’s Batting Challenge are now identified with large signs.Sluggerrr's Base Run.jpgSluggerrr's Batting Challenge.jpg

Stadium 3.4.09 043.jpgHere’s a look back at home plate from right center field. This is near where four statues will be located (George Brett, Dick Howser, Mr. and Mrs. Kauffman, and Frank White).

You’ve seen a few new features, and we will continue to bring you more over the next 34 days! Have you secured your tickets for 2009? Guarantee your home opener tickets today with a season ticket package of 21 or more games!  And remember, single-game tickets go on sale this Saturday at 9 a.m.!

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The Outfield Experience

The Outfield Experience at Kauffman Stadium will have new and expanded areas for the kids.

Here are a few shots of the Little K, which looks like it’s ready for the April 10 home opener. It features a FieldTurf surface…so a little bit of rain won’t put a stop to the action.LittleK2.jpgLittle K1.jpg

Outfield Video Board.jpgA video board in right field will enable fans to stay in touch with the action on the field.

Just past the video board is a new miniature golf course. Workers were pouring concrete last week and will soon put the finishing touches on this challenging new layout!

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Renovation Photos: Food for thought

Pepsi Party Porch - View from center.jpgATH took a detailed tour of Kauffman Stadium today. Tremendous progress has been made since our last tour. For example, we walked on the new pathway that allows you to walk near the right field fountains and in front of CrownVision. It’s an awesome experience – we can only imagine what it will be like when the fountains are on and the crowd is buzzing. Here’s a sneak peek of the walkway. We’ll have more on that tomorrow…for now, we want to talk food! The tour made us very hungry! 

Bob Rice, the Royals Vice President for Ballpark Operations and Development, emphasized that the food experience will be taken to a whole new level in 2009. The new K will have one concession stand point of sale for every 193 fans. The previous ratio was 1 for every 438 fans. The goal is simple – more selections and less time spent in line. That means more hot and fresh food for you and more time you can spend enjoying the game from your seat.

Sluggerrr's Training Table.jpgThe highlight of our food blog post is Sluggerrr’s Training Table. Everything is geared toward the kids – from portions to selection to the height of the counter. It’s sure to be a hit with the kids and it’s located in the Outfield Experience near the new Little K in left field and all of the interactive areas.

Barbeque Smokers.jpgThis concession area, also in the Outfield Experience, will house two giant barbeque smokers. Mmmmmmmm!

 

 

 

We were able to walk along the main concourse today. Some of your food options include:

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Food Window.jpgAnother cool feature is this concession area which allows you to look in and see some of the offerings so you know what you want when you get to the counter – for instance – rotisserrie-style chicken. (We are on the inside looking out toward the concourse.)

Now you’ve seen a few of the many food options at the new K. Check back for more posts on today’s tour!

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Renovation Photos: The Outfield Experience

Stadium Seats.jpgIn 2009, Kauffman Stadium will feature several new seating areas, including outfield fountain seats. Several thousand stadium seats have been moved or removed during the renovation process. The seats are different sizes, so every seat had to be categorized into large boxes.

Now, many of those seats are finding new locations in the stadium. (Another possible destination is your home. A limited number of stadium seats are available through Royals Charities at http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/kc/ballpark/stadium_seat_sale.jsp.)

 

Fountain Seats - LF.jpgHere you see new DRI DUCK Fountain Pavilion seating in left field, which surrounds an outdoor bar that sits atop the base of the old JumboTron. Seats are in place and ready for you on April 10!

View From Left.jpgNext we take a look at home plate from the left field fountain seats.

Little K 2.06.09.jpgThe new Little K is directly behind the left field fountain seats. Workers were finishing Field Turf installation last week.


 

 

We move to right field, where work continues in front of the fountains.

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 Finally, we look at right field and Rivals Restaurant. Outfield Box seats will be placed in this area.Right Field 2.06.09.jpg

 

 

 

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