Guide to Royals Games at Kauffman Stadium

Catching a Royals Game at Kauffman Stadium is a classic Kansas City experience, and a great option for a family outing. Whether you’re taking a budding baseball star, busy toddler and a baby having their first baseball game experience, the Royals have amenities and services to help make your outing a great one.

Check out this guide for all you need to know, including Mom Tips just for you!

family with Royals mascot at Kauffman Stadium

There is a lot to think about before taking on a Royals outing for the whole family. Here is everything you need to know about a fun, safe visit to Kauffman Stadium!

Tickets for Kids

Children 32 inches in height and under do not require a ticket to enter Kauffman Stadium for Kansas City Royals games. However, they must sit on the lap of an accompanying adult.

What You Can Bring In

Strollers
Fold-up strollers must be stored under your seat or may be checked into any Guest Services office. Guests are encouraged to leave non-folding strollers in the car.

Bags
To provide for a safe environment at Kauffman Stadium and expedite entry into the stadium the Royals have outlined the only bags approved for entry into the stadium:

  • (1) Clear bag no larger than 12” x 12” x 6” with all items inside easily visible.
  • One-gallon clear zip-seal bag (Ziploc® bag or similar).
  • Small clutch bags that do not exceed 9″ x 5″, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.
  • An exception may be made for medical reason or manufactured diaper bags that accompany infants and young children after proper inspection.

Food and Drink
Guests are permitted to bring food resembling individual portion in a clear, plastic bag no larger than 1 gallon in size. Guests may bring water bottles into the stadium, provided the water is in a plastic 1-liter or smaller sealed/unopened plastic bottle (one per person). Soft-sided single juice or milk containers or ADA required liquids may be allowed in as well.

Family Amenities

Baby Changing Tables
Baby-changing tables are available in all restrooms of Kauffman Stadium.

Child ID Bracelets
Child ID Bracelets are available in the Guest Service Office located behind home plate on the Plaza and View Level. Child ID Bracelets will be handwritten with the seat location and contact phone number of their party in case the child is separated.

Lost Children and Guests
Children who are separated from their family or friends may be escorted by a stadium staff member to one of the Guest Services offices, located on Plaza Level behind the Konica Minolta Diamond Club Lobby, or on View Level behind home plate at section 420. All children are encouraged to visit Guest Services for a Child ID Bracelet when they first arrive.

Nursing Room
The mothers’ nursing room is located on Plaza Level behind home plate next to First Aid.

Sensory Roomssensory room at Kauffman Stadium

Royals Charities Sensory Rooms presented by JE Dunn are located inside each dugout concourse along the first and third base side closest to the elevator. Each Royals themed room is enclosed, furnished, and features several sensory friendly features like puzzles, fidget items, bean bags, textured walls, activity panels, and wall art. Kulturecity-trained attendants will be stationed in the rooms and always ready to assist. Each room can accommodate a few families at a time. Please contact Royals Guest Services ahead of the game if you are interested in using the sensory rooms.

First Aid

The main First Aid office is located on Plaza Level behind the Konica Minolta Diamond Club Lobby near home plate. There is a satellite First Aid office located on View Level behind home plate at section 420. Guests needing immediate assistance should seek out their nearest Royals event staff associate.

First Royals game

Visit either of the Guest Services offices to receive an official certificate to celebrate! The main Guest Services office is located on Plaza Level behind the Konica Minolta Diamond Club Lobby, and the satellite office is located on View Level behind home plate at section 420. You can also download your First Game Certificate here.

drinks at the Royals games at Kauffman Stadium

There’s so much more to ballpark food than peanuts and cracker jacks. Take a crack at these grand-slam menu items for some of our favorite eats at Kauffman Stadium. 

Kid Friendly Favorites

Tender Love & Chicken
Located in left field by Section 206 (near the Little K) is where you’ll find gourmet chicken tenders and fries, served with a variety of dipping sauces. This combo meal is perfect for families to share! 

Belfonte Ice Cream Shop
Located behind Crown Vision (near the Little K). This is the perfect treat for kids after playing in the Outfield Experience. 

Sluggers Lunch Box
The littles will love to take home their Souvenir Slugger lunch box filed with their choice of hot dog or chicken nuggets, animal crackers and a juice or small soda for just $9.49. You can find these in the concession are near the The Little K.

Healthy Options

Price Chopper MarketplacePrice Chopper marketplace
One of our favorite places to skip the lines! You can pop in for grab and go drinks, including water, soda and pour your own draughts. The marketplace, located in section 203, has a variety of healthier options such as turkey burgers, made to order wraps and salads and gluten free choices as well.

Adult Beverages

Quirk Bar
Stop by the Quirk Bar in section 252, featuring a variety of Boulevard’s spiked seltzers, including some on tap for a refreshing game beverage!  

New Food Options 

Wings and Flings
Located in Section 252, features smoked chicken wings. 

The Melt
Now in a new location in Section 230, The Melt showcases gourmet grilled cheese including a Brisket Grilled Cheese, Italian Grilled Cheese and a 4-Cheese Grilled Cheese. 

Chickie & Pete
Located at Section 216, offers boneless buffalo wings, cheesesteaks and yummy crab fries. 

To tempt your tastebuds before your next outing to the K, check out a full list of restaurants and menu items. 

girl running in front of Kauffman Stadium

Come join the fun every Sunday for Family FunDay Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

Family FunDay Sunday Highlights

  • Live interactive pre-game entertainment on the Outfield Experience Stage
  • Free face painting during pre-game near the Outfield Experience Stage
  • All Day Play Pass: just $10 for unlimited activities in the Outfield Experience
  • Fun Run (kids 14 and under run the bases for FREE after the game, conditions permitting)

Activities include:

  • Carousel
  • Sluggerrr’s Mini Golf
  • Sluggerrr’s Base Run
  • Sluggerrr’s Batting Challenge
  • Sluggerrr’s Pitching Mound
  • Price Chopper Little K

Purchase Play Passes at the token booth in the Outfield Experience near the carousel.

Kids Meal Box

Get a souvenir Slugger lunch box with your kid’s choice of a hot dog or chicken nuggets, animal crackers, and a juice or small soda. You can find these at the Training Table Concession right by the Little K.

Mom Tip: These are easy to carry back to your seats or check out the picnic tables in the Little K and Outfield Experience areas.

Photos with Sluggerrr

Take your picture with Sluggerrr in the fourth inning of any home game. Just head to the Little K area of the stadium.

Mom Tip: If you want to meet Sluggerrr, get in line mid-third inning. Be sure to look out for an appearance by the K crew for tattoos and stickers!

Sluggerrr’s New Crew

The Royals are excited to announce their very first club for newborns, Sluggerrr’s New Crew! Membership includes exclusive Royals items for your bundle of joy – all for just $30! All items are unisex and can be enjoyed for your tiny Royals fan’s first year of life!

boy eating hot dog

Taking the kids to a Royals game can add up, so we’ve got the scoop on all the ways you can save at The K all season long!

Download the MLB Ballpark App

When you download the MLB Ballpark app and pre-purchase parking, you save $10. General parking is $20, reserved parking is $30.

Family FunDay Sunday

Get the Family 4-Pack for just 50! This includes four tickets in the View Reserved and two Play Passes for unlimited activities in the Outfield Experience. Every Sunday home game will feature various free interactive kids’ entertainment in the Outfield Experience.

Dollar Dog Night

Get $1 hot dogs every Tuesday home game, all season long.

Jackson County Days

Live in Jackson County? You can save 50% off Royals tickets in the Outfield Plaza and View Level seating areas on the following days:  6/7, 6/8, 6/29, 7/12, 7/13, 7/24, 8/7, 8/10, 8/11, 9/7, 9/11, 9/20, 9/22.

Military and First Responder Discounts

All military personnel/first responders and their families may purchase up to six discounted tickets for all regular season games excluding Opening Day in the Outfield Plaza and View Level seating areas. Verify with GovX to take part in this special promotion.

Student Night

Students can purchase View Reserved or Outfield Plaza (sections 250- 252) tickets for just $10 on Wednesday home games! Fans must be prepared to show a valid high school or college ID. Youth 14 years of age and under will be accompanied with an adult.

Price Chop Mondays

Get $10 View Reserved tickets (subject to availability) for Monday home games, courtesy of Price Chopper.

Royals Text Club Offers

Text Royals to 42682 to sign up for Royals texts and gain access to special ticket opportunities throughout the season! Message and data rates may apply.
Text STOP to opt out at any time to 42682.

ladies night at Kauffman Stadium

Looking for a new experience at The K? Visit on one of the special theme nights or check out some of the social spaces for a unique and fun way to cheer on the boys in blue with a group of friends, a special date night or a girls night out!

2022 Theme Nights at Kauffman Stadium

Big Slick Celebrity Softball Game | Friday, June 24 vs. Oakland Athletics

Take a baseball game to the next level by adding in a good cause with Kansas City celebrities like Paul Rudd, Eric Stonestreet, Jason Sudeikis and Rob Riggle. Proceeds from Big Slick benefit Children’s Mercy Hospital. Gates open at 4:30, softball game at 5:00 and stick around to see the Royals take on the Oakland Athletics. Buy tickets.

K-State Night at the K | Saturday, July 23 vs. Tampa Bay Rays 

Calling all Wildcat fans, purchase a theme night ticket for a special co-branded K-State/Royals jersey. K-State Night jerseys will ONLY be distributed at Gate A. Please arrive prior to the 2nd inning to receive a jersey. Gate A will open at 4:30 p.m., and only individuals that present a K-State Night ticket purchased through this link will receive a jersey. Join the sea of purple to cheer on the boys in blue! Buy tickets.

Girls Night Out | Saturday, Sept. 10 vs. Detroit Tigers 

Grab your girlfriends and head to The K for Girls Night Out. With each theme night ticket purchase, you’ll receive a limited Kendra Scott Emilie multi-strand necklace in cobalt blue illusion stone perfect for styling your Royals wardrobe. 

The unique Kendra Scott necklace will ONLY be distributed at Gate A. Please arrive prior to the 2nd inning to pick up the item. Gate A will open at 3:30 p.m., and only individuals that present a Girls Night Out theme ticket purchased through this link will receive this limited Kendra Scott Emilie multi-strand necklace. Buy tickets.

Bark at the Park | September 6 and 21 

Bring your furry friends to The K for Bark at the Park, our series of nights at The K with fan’s best friend. New this year, we’re partnering with local favorite, Bar K, to take over the Hall of Fame Pavilion by Gate A with their unique energy for a paw-some TAILgate. Come early, swing through exhibitor row, and hang out with all the four-legged friends. Buy tickets.

Check out more theme nights for the 2022 season. 

Special Experiences at The K All Season

Pepsi Party Porch

This is a prime spot above the right field wall with panoramic views of the stadium and a semi-private area with bar chairs and drink rails. 

Rivals Restaurant

Rivals Sports Bar offers a spacious, open-air immersive sports bar environment with a large HD projection screen and twelve 60-inch televisions. The kitchen offers a refined sports bar menu featuring items such as a grilled ribeye steak sandwich, signature “Stack’d & Stuff’d” burgers and parmesan garlic street fries. Rivals offers craft beers, canned cocktails and seltzers, plus signature milkshakes and frozen signature cocktails like the Frozen Royal Rita.

Diamond Club 

For an MVP experience, check out the Diamond Club. Located behind home plate, it is decked out with floor to ceiling windows, baseball decor and air conditioning for those hot and humid late summer games. 

Craft and Draft 

Want to avoid the summer heat? Head to Boulevard Brewery’s Craft and Draft for an open air climate controlled environment while watching all of the action on the field. Located on the Loge Level of The K along the third base line near section 301, Boulevard Brewing Craft & Draft features a selection of over 20 beers on tap and another 50 bottled beers. Craft and Draft is home to a quick fire artisan pizzeria as well as offering an elevated a la carte menu with a fresh approach to pub fare.

girls playing softball

The Royals experience doesn’t end at Kauffman Stadium. The Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy is a nonprofit organization with the mission to empower Kansas’s City’s youth through baseball, softball, academic and social opportunities to be the leaders of tomorrow.

The Academy features four outdoor fields, a pressbox for educational programming and a 38,000 square foot indoor facility. It sits just one block from the site of a dramatic change in baseball when, in 1920, the Negro National League was founded in the Paseo YMCA building. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum also sits one block south of the Academy.

The Academy is committed to providing a positive environment for youth, educating players on what it means to be Major League citizens while surrounding them with coaches and mentors who teach the skills of baseball and softball while serving as good role models. Through athletic-focused training, education, and character development programs, the Academy builds a strong foundation for youth based on work ethic, leadership, responsibility, accountability and moral principles. 

Youth Baseball and Softball Programs

Glove Works
Glove Works is designed for the Intermediate to Advanced player ages 9-18 desiring to get additional small group work. Players will focus their skills on infield play, outfield play, catching, or pitching.

Youth Elite Training (YET) Program
The Youth Elite Training Program is an opportunity for the Intermediate to Advanced player ages 9-18 to continue developing their overall skills for the game of baseball. Players will gain instruction in hitting, fielding, throwing, and base running.

Baseball 100 Series
The Baseball 100 Series is a progressive development program series for the beginning players ages 5 to 8. Players will have fun-filled sessions designed to introduce the fundamentals essential to the game of baseball and softball.

Fastpitch Softball Programming
Fastpitch Softball Programming offers comprehensive opportunities to grow and develop in many facets of softball, such as:

  • Offensive work – focusing on hitting, slapping, bunting and baserunning
  • Defensive work – focusing on throwing, catching, fielding, game situations.
  • Fastpitch pitching – focusing on developing pitchers by building them from the ground up.
  • Fastpitch catching – focusing on footwork, soft hands, throwing, framing, and blocking.

Programs are built for Beginner to Advanced levels offered to athletes ages 7-18.

Clinics

Fastpitch Softball clinics and camps are offered in the winter and summer months. These camps and clinics vary in content and instruction. Additional camps, such as the “C” You In The Major League Camps, provide athletes training through offensive and defensive drills, skills, and games during a week-long summer camp.

Recruiting clinics and camps are offered as a way for advanced athletes to gain the opportunity to perform in front of college coaches/recruiters. Weekend camps are also held to bring in professionals within the sport to instruct the participants, providing them with some of the best instruction within the game.

Summer Camps

Looking for something to keep your kids busy this summer, Urban Youth Academy has summer camp programs. Learn more about available camps.

Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!

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