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Kauffman Stadium

From BR Bullpen

Photo of Kauffman Stadium taken in 2007

Home of the Kansas City Royals, 1973 to present

(also known as Royals Stadium, 1973 to 1993)

BUILT: 1973

CAPACITY: 40,613 (1973); 40,625 (1985)

FIRST GAME: April 10, 1973, vs. Texas Rangers (Royals 12, Rangers 1)

SURFACE: AstroTurf-8 (1973-1994); Grass (1995-present)

Royals Stadium was renamed Kauffman Stadium shortly before the death of Kansas City Royals owner Ewing Kauffman in 1993.

Kauffman Stadium has large lighted fountains in the outfield. Groundskeeper George Toma is known as one of the best groundskeepers in baseball and is called the Turf Doctor.

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