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Renovation photos: Royals Hall of Fame

The Royals Hall of Fame opens on July 17.  Royals photographer Chris Vleisides passed on a few photos as the construction enters the final stages.  Here’s a sneak peek:

The photo below is a protective case that holds a giant number 5.  Construction workers were busy taking this covering off of the case.  We didn’t stick around to see the final product, which is a plexiglass number 5 for George Brett.  It will house 3,154 baseballs, one for every hit in Brett’s career.

 

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Next you see a panel about Municipal Stadium.  Royals Hall of Fame director Curt Nelson and his team spent many hours researching Kansas City baseball history for the text and graphics that fill these panels.

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Fans of all ages will soon be enjoying the Royals Hall of Fame.  Be sure to stop by on or after July 17, or see the Hall of Fame article in Issue 4 of Royals Gameday Magazine, which goes on sale July 17.

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Renovation Pictures – Retired Numbers


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5, 10, 20, 42. Brett, Howser, White, Robinson. Those are Kansas City’s retired numbers and the names that Royals fans associate with them. The numbers are getting a new home at Kauffman Stadium…they will be displayed on the front of the new Royals Hall of Fame in left field. Here’s a look at the numbers being installed in their new location:

  

 


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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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Renovation Photos: Signs of Spring

ATH took a tour of Kauffman Stadium on Thursday. You can tell that the project is moving along as new signs have been placed around the ballpark.

In left field, a very sharp sign is in place above the Royals Hall of Fame. Also, you can see that seats have been placed behind the visiting bullpen.

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 Fans in the Dugout Box sections (sections 116 to 125 on the third base side and sections 130 to 139 on the first base side) will have a new entrance, the Dugout Concourse. This picture is on the first base side. A spiral ramp was located in this area before the renovation. If you have Dugout Box tickets this year, make sure you take this new walkway to your seats!

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If you take the stairs down to the Dugout Concourse, you’ll see that these areas will have premium concession stands (below right).Stadium 2.06.09 032.jpg

The old K had 1 restroom fixture for every 88 fans. Now the ratio is 1 for every 63 fans! The restrooms are clearly marked with large lettering.Stadium 1.22.09 010.jpg

We’ll have another post with outfield seating and the new and improved Little K, so check back!

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