The Royals Hall of Fame is an education and entertainment venue blending the timelessness of a museum with the sheer fun of the ballpark for a one-of-a-kind outing at Kauffman Stadium. The 7,000+ square foot facility opened on July 17, 2009 and features dynamic exhibits include artifacts, photos, documents and multimedia experiences tracing the history of professional baseball in Kansas City from the 1884 Kansas City Unions to the current day Kansas City Royals.
Fans can learn about: the Royals founding and the special story of the innovative Royals Baseball Academy; the important role of player development and the minor leagues; hear more about great moments in Royals history from 1969 through today; take a look back at the amazing careers of two of the greatest players to ever play- George Brett and Frank White; and relive the Royals championship seasons including their amazing 1985 journey to Kansas City's first World Series Championship. Partial list of artifacts on display:
'75 Years of Greatness' Exhibit - For 2014, the Royals Hall of Fame is honored to work with our friends in Cooperstown on a feature exhibit celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. The exhibit includes items from each of the first five inductees - Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Humboldt, Kansas native Walter Johnson. Other artifacts on display represent Hall of Fame inductees from every decade including items from Joe Cronin, Ted Williams, Casey Stengel, Willie Mays, Carl Yastrzemski, George Brett, Cal Ripken Jr, and Andre Dawson.
Dugout Theatre Film - Take a seat in an authentic replica of the Royals dugout and enjoy a tribute to Kansas City baseball history. The 36-foot long movie screen showcases the story guided in spirit by Kansas City baseball's all-time ambassador Buck O'Neil.
Design Your Own Ballpark by Populous - This one-of-a-kind technological interactive exhibit allows guests to design their own ballpark. Fans can make key design decisions as their "ideal" ballpark changes and develops on the screen in front of them.