The model took 1,500 hours to complete. That's the equivalent of watching a little more than three seasons of Royals games.
The model weighs 150 pounds. That equals about 75 professional-size wooden bats.
The model is 36 inches by 52 inches, and was created at a 1/32 scale (1/32 of an inch equals one foot). At that size, it would take more than 684 million models to cover the city limits of Kansas City.
The model includes 471 trees (all of which will be planted on site), 45 cars and 150 bollards.
While there are no people in the model, two monkeys roam the grounds one in the outfield carousel and one on the escalator.
All the flag poles, umbrellas and the seating bowl were hand made. Other parts were made using a CO2 laser cutter and a 3D milling machine.
In what will be the largest scoreboard in North America, the crown scoreboard will be 105 feet tall by 84 feet wide. The model's scoreboard comes in at a whopping 3.2 inches by 2.6 inches. You could fit 77 model scoreboards into a thirty-two-inch plasma TV. In the real scoreboard, you could fit 1,984 thirty-two-inch plasma TVs.
The model was created using plastic, acrylic, polyester foam resin, urethane, acid-etched brass, stainless steel mesh, styrene plastic, brass rods, paper and a gel medium. 1,000 yards of masking tape, 20 ounces of paint and 50 square inches of stainless steel mesh were used in the process.
The chemical used to glue the model parts together (methylene chloride) is the same chemical used to decaffeinate coffee.
The outfield water fountains were created using a gel medium mixed with white paint.
The grass pattern on the field was airbrushed.
The model's outfield plaza features hand-carved statues of Frank White, George Brett, Ewing and Muriel Kauffman and space for future statues.
This is the 52nd presentation model created by HOK Sport's model shop.
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