Head Coach: Matt Quatraro
Team Mascot: Sluggerrr
Year Opened: 1973
City / State: Kansas City / Missouri
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
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.