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Kauffman Stadium renovations are underway (Kansas City Royals)
More renovation facts:
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Work began with a groundbreaking ceremony on October 3, 2007, and will continue through the Major League All-Star Break in June of 2009. The majority of the construction will be completed by Opening Day of the 2009 season. Below is a brief synopsis and timeline.

A New View - Opening Day 2008
Fans will enjoy a state-of-the-art Crown videoboard and auxiliary LED videoboard in the leftfield outfield wall. A larger version of the Kauffman Stadium's signature Crown will feature the largest replay system in Major League Baseball on one of the largest videoboards in the country-All in High-Definition! The new outfield wall LED board will display out of town scores and highlights creating a whole new expanded game entertainment experience.
Other Renovations completed by April 2008
  • Expansion of seating in both the Crown Club and Dugout Suites.
  • Renovation of the existing Crown Club lounge
  • One circular ramp on each side will be removed
  • Two Stair Towers will be constructed at each end of the stadium
  • The current facilities behind home plate (including Royals Front Offices) will be evacuated with completion of a new building set for February of 2009
2008 In-Season Projects
  • Work in Dugout Concourse will begin -- one side shut down for first half of season, the other side for the second half
  • New Plaza Level Concessions and Restroom construction begins
  • Exterior work continues to widen concourses on all levels
  • Outfield Plaza work continues - From foul pole to foul pole, the entire area behind the outfield wall will be shut down for the beginning phases of the 360 degree connection.
2008 Off-Season Projects
The final transformation from old to new will take place during the 2008 off-season. Upon completion, Kauffman Stadium will finally become a true 360 degree experience.
  • View Level Food Court construction
  • View Level restrooms and concession upgrades
  • All New Stadium Graphics and Signage
  • Site work with exterior lighting and landscape
  • Press Box and Broadcast Booths constructed
  • New Triple Crown Suites (10 behind homeplate) and Signature Suites (14 total)
  • Four Group Party Suites
  • Loge Level concourse and concession renovation
  • Stadium Club Renovation
  • Creation of Diamond Club
  • Hall Of Fame and party facility in left-field
  • Public Restaurant in Rightfield
  • Little K and Interactive area in left-field
  • Taste of KC picnic Area in right-field
  • New Team Pro Shop behind homeplate

Opening Day 2009 -- GRAND RE-OPENING
The modern classic beauty of Kauffman Stadium returns in full force ready to welcome millions of Royals fans for years to come.