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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!
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!
Construction 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!
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.
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:
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).
Wherever 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).
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!
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.!
The Outfield Experience at Kauffman Stadium will have new and expanded areas for the kids.
ATH 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.
The 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.
We were able to walk along the main concourse today. Some of your food options include:
Fry Works and
Another 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!
In 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.)
We move to right field, where work continues in front of the fountains.