Royals Overview

Fast facts

League: MLB

Head Coach: Matt Quatraro

Team Mascot: Sluggerrr

Year Opened: 1973

Capacity: 37903

City / State: Kansas City / Missouri

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Show-Me Series

Rival Team: St. Louis Cardinals

The rivalry between the Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Cardinals is nicknamed the Show-Me Series due to both teams residing in the state of Missouri. The two teams have been playing annually since Interleague Play was introduced in 1997. However, the biggest matchup between the two took place when the two played in the 1985 World Series, which went to seven games.There are always lots of fans of both teams at these games, so don’t miss it when the Cardinals come to town.

Royals vs Twins

Rival Team: Minnesota Twins

Kansas City is only a bit over six hours away from the Twin Cities, so many Twins fans will make the trip to Kauffman Stadium. Additionally, there isn’t a ton of animosity between the two fan bases, so you’ll get enjoy a friendly albeit competitive atmosphere when attending a Royals-Twins game.

Royals vs White Sox

Rival Team: Chicago White Sox

While the Royals and White Sox haven’t been good at the same time recently, there is still plenty of bad blood between these two AL Central rivals. The two teams have gotten in several physical altercations over the years with the most recent taking the form of a benches-clearing brawl in 2015. Royals-White Sox games are always intense regardless of the standings, so keep an eye on the schedule for when the Sox and Royals meet.

Royals Tailgate Guide


Kauffman Stadium may not be located in the heart of downtown like many other ballparks around the Major Leagues, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find a thriving tailgating scene here in Kansas City. There is plenty of space to tailgate outside Kauffman, which along with Arrowhead Stadium makes up the Truman Sports Complex. All you’ll see is miles and miles of tailgating space when you arrive at The K meaning you’ll have no trouble finding somewhere to set up your tailgate.

In addition to there being lots of space to tailgate, you’ll also find some of the best barbecue anywhere when tailgating before a Royals game. Barbecue is a huge part of the city’s culture, so make sure to try some during your trip to Kansas City.

Finally, Royals fans are quite friendly regardless of what team you support and love to show off their tailgates. Don’t be shy and you’ll make friends quickly at a Royals tailgate.


Negro League Baseball Museum

Located a couple of miles from Kauffman Stadium, the Negro League Baseball Museum is a must-see for any baseball fan. The museum contains all kinds of Negro League memorabilia including uniforms, pictures, player contracts, and much more.

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Truman Sports Complex

The Truman Sports Complex is home to both Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium meaning you’ll find lots of room to tailgates in the lots surrounding the stadium. It also offers you a great opportunity to see where both the Royals and Chiefs play.

Where to tailgate

Royals Stadium Guide

In Game

It’s only fitting that the ballpark in the City of Fountains has an outfield lined with a 322-foot-long water feature that makes the home of the Kansas City Royals one of the most beautiful stadiums in all of Major League Baseball. Kauffman Stadium is breathtaking and makes the bucket list of just about any baseball fan. You won’t find a more beautiful park in the Major Leagues then Kauffman Stadium making a trip to Kansas City a must for all baseball lovers.

Not only is The K one of the prettiest stadiums in baseball, but it also has a lot to offer both baseball fans and nonbaseball fans alike. Even those of you who aren’t big baseball fans will have a good time taking in a game at Kauffman Stadium where you’ll find lots of other things to keep you entertained including the Outfield Experience and Water Spectacular.

Finally, Royals fans are very friendly, and you’ll have a good time taking in a game alongside diehard fans who suffered through decades of disappointment prior to the Royals recent resurgence.

Things to check out

Hall of Fame

Inside Gate A in the left field is the Royals Hall of Fame, which is home to many great artifacts from the Kansas City Royals history. Items here include the 1985 and 2015 World Series trophies and the 2014 American League Championship trophy. Stop by while you’re at Kauffman Stadium to see all of the incredible memorabilia on display.

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Outfield Experience

If you’re going to the stadium with your family, the Outfield Experience is a must. Although it’s geared towards families, there is something for everyone with many things to do such as mini golf and the batting challenge. For the adults, there’s bars/restaurants such as the Budweiser Patio (a fan favorite) and the Pepsi Party Porch.

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Water Spectacular

The City of Fountains lives up to its name inside Kauffman Stadium with a massive 322-foot-long fountain structure that dances and sprays water up to twelve stories high. Take a video of the Water Spectacular as you won’t want to miss this one of a kind stadium feature.

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Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat

Right behind home plate, more specifically section 127, row C, seat 9, is the Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat. Buck O’Neil started as a first baseman for the Kansas City Monarchs and eventually became the first African-American coach in the Majors. Every game, a member of the community is selected to sit in the seat that Buck O’Neil himself used to occupy, so stop by and check it out before the game.


On the outfield concourse behind the fountains are four statues that immortalize Royals greats, including former Royals owner Ewing Kauffman and his wife, George Brett, Dick Howser, and Frank White Jr.

Crown Vision Scoreboard

The 84' x 104' Crown Vision HD scoreboard is one of the most unique scoreboards in the MLB. The scoreboard is one one of the signature aspects of Kauffman Stadium and a can’t miss for any taking in a game at The K.

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Royals Team Store

Behind home plate fans can find any Royals gear that they’re looking for! The store offers game-used products, novelties, collectibles, and KC Royals Merchandise. No matter what your looking for you’ll find it here as the Royals Team Store features an endless amount of Royals gear.

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This energetic group of Royals fans is in charge of creating a great game day atmosphere and experience for everyone at Kauffman Stadium. They toss t-shirts into the stands and are constantly interacting and entertaining Royals fans of all ages, so keep an eye out for them at the game for your chance to win a t-shirt.

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Fun Run

Following Sunday games, fans are offered the opportunity to run the bases. Line up at the first base gate D, so you don’t miss out on the fun.

Fight Songs

  1. Friends in Low Places

    This Garth Brooks hit has been played in the sixth inning at Kauffman Stadium since 2008

    Blame it all on my roots
    I showed up in boots
    And ruined your black tie affair
    The last one to know
    The last one to show
    I was the last one
    You thought you’d see there
    And I saw the surprise
    And the fear in his eyes
    When I took his glass of champagne
    And I toasted you
    Said, honey, we may be through
    But you’ll never hear me complain

    ‘Cause I’ve got friends in low places
    Where the whiskey drowns
    And the beer chases my blues away
    And I’ll be okay
    I’m not big on social graces
    Think I’ll slip on down to the oasis
    Oh, I’ve got friends in low places

    Well, I guess I was wrong
    I just don’t belong
    But then, I’ve been there before
    Everything’s all right
    I’ll just say goodnight
    And I’ll show myself to the door
    Hey, I didn’t mean
    To cause a big scene
    Just give me an hour and then
    Well, I’ll be as high
    As that ivory tower
    That you’re livin’ in

    ‘Cause I’ve got friends in low places
    Where the whiskey drowns
    And the beer chases my blues away
    And I’ll be okay
    I’m not big on social graces
    Think I’ll slip on down to the oasis
    Oh, I’ve got friends in low places

    [3rd Verse:]
    I guess I was wrong
    I just don’t belong
    But then, I’ve been there before
    And everything is alright
    I’ll just say goodnight
    And I’ll show myself to the door
    I didn’t mean to cause a big scene
    Just wait ’til I finish this glass
    Then sweet little lady
    I’ll head back to the bar
    And you can kiss my ass

  2. Kansas City Hey Hey Hey

    Written by The Beatles, this song is played after Royals victories

    Ah, Kansas City
    Gonna get my baby back home
    Yeah, yeah
    I’m gonna Kansas city
    Gonna get my baby back home
    Yeah, yeah
    Well, it’s a long, long, time
    Since my baby’s been goneAh, Kansas City
    Gonna to get my baby on time
    Yeah, yeah
    I’m gonna Kansas City
    Gonna get my baby on time
    Yeah, yeah
    It’s just a one, two, three, four
    Five, six, seven, eight, nine, wahHey, hey, hey, hey
    Hey, baby, woo no clown
    I say you’re no clown
    Now, now, now, now
    Tell me baby
    What’s been wrong with youHey, hey, hey, hey
    Hey, now baby, woo no clown
    I say you’re no clown
    Now, now, now, now
    Tell me baby
    What’s been wrong with youWell, I’ll say bye
    Bye, bye, baby bye, bye
    Oh, so long
    Bye, bye, baby I’m gone
    Yeah, I said
    Bye, bye, baby, bye, bye
    Bye, bye, bye, byeWell, I’ll say bye
    Bye, bye, baby bye, bye

Royals Bars & Restaurants

  1. The Peanut

    The Bird Bar and Grill beer

    The Peanut serves the Kansas City community with the most delicious array of bar and grill food in the Metro area.

    418 W 9th St, Kansas City, MO 64105, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  2. Boulevard Brewing

    Boulevard Beer

    These fine ales and lagers are available 365 days a year, meaning your go-to beer can always be found in your fridge or your local watering hole.

    2501 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  3. The Blueline

    Blue Line beer

    Classic bar fare, karaoke, memorabilia on the walls & sports on TV at this hockey-themed hangout.

    529 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  4. Chappell’s Restaurant & Sports Museum


    Sports bar in Kansas City that features the best memorabilia from your favorite Kansas City teams

    323 Armour Rd, North Kansas City, MO 64116, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  5. The Granfalloon Bar and Grill

    The Gran Falloon

    This bi-level bar & eatery boasts sports-tuned TVs, upscale pub fare & an open, casual dining room.

    608 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  6. PBR Big Sky


    Rollicking cowboy bar doling out brews in an easygoing setting with live music & a mechanical bull.

    111 E 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. McFadden’s Sports Saloon

    McFaddens KC

    They’ve got every major sports package and over 30 HD TV’s so there is not a bad seat in the house!

    1330 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA


    Bar website

    european - sportsbar - $$

  8. Rivals Sports Bar

    Bennys Boom Boom Room beer

    A must-try when you're at the Kauffman Stadium

    1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  9. HiBoy Drive-In

    Hi Boy Drive in burger

    Their burgers have been a hometown favorite since 1957 and their onion rings have been voted the best in Kansas City.

    3424 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Independence, MO 64055, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  10. Dixon’s Chili Parlor

    Dixons Chili

    Celebrating over 90 years, Dixon's Famous Chili is the longest family-owned restaurant in Kansas City.

    9105 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055, USA

    816 861-7308

    Bar website

    american - $

  11. Back Porch Bar-B-Q

    J Henrys Restaurant Steak

    We cook our BBQ everyday, low and slow like it should be. We make it all homemade. Sure, we’ve been tempted to cut corners, but we just can’t do that.

    1620 SE Blue Pkwy, Lee\'s Summit, MO 64063, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  12. Jack Stack Steakhouse

    Jack Stack Steakhouse

    Putting remarkable barbeque on the map.

    101 W 22nd St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - steakhouse - $$

  13. Gates Bar B-Q

    Gates Bar B Q

    Gates BBQ, a Kansas City staple since 1946 has served its award-winning Barbecue sauces and rubs to millions of patrons!

    4621 The Paseo, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  14. Johnnie’s on Seventh

    House of Wings Sportsbar Beer 3rd Base Sports Bar Beer Kilroys Beer

    One of the greatest places to be in Kansas City

    55 S 7th St, Kansas City, KS 66101, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  15. The Quaff Bar and Grill

    Bootys Wings Burgers and Beer

    One of the spots in Kansas City that you'll instantly feel at home and everybody knows your name

    1010 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64105, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  16. Caddy Shack

    Caddy Shack burger fries

    Family-run bar serving up beer, cocktails & Sicilian-style pizzas

    700 E 3rd St, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  17. Blue Line Sports Bar

    Blue Line drinks

    More than just your typical sports bar.

    529 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  18. Johnny’s Tavern

    Johnnys Tavern

    One in a set of local taverns with pub food & TVs for sports.

    1310 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  19. Stroud’s Restaurant and Bar


    Stroud's serves classic American comfort food, including pan-fried chicken.

    5410 NE Oak Ridge Dr, Kansas City, MO 64119, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  20. Anton’s


    Classy American tavern spotlighting dry-aged steaks & numerous draft beers

    1610 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  21. Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que

    Joes KC

    The original Joe's Kansas City BBQ --- world-famous for its ribs, Z-man, and briskets!

    3002 W 47th St, Kansas City, KS 66103, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  22. Smokin’ Guns BBQ & Catering

    One of the best BBQ restaurants that Kansas has to offer

    1218 Swift St, North Kansas City, MO 64116, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$