Here’s the thing about Kauffman Stadium: There’s not really a bad seat in the house.
Here are five spots in particular to check out:
▪ Dugout suite: These seats give you essentially the same vantage point as the players get in the dugout. Hence the name. You are close to the action and you never know when a foul ball or a Moustakas will come your way.
▪ Loge infield: You can see all the action here and usually get protection from the rain or the sun, should the weather be a factor.
▪ Dugout box: Sitting here offers a great vantage point for the reaction a Royals player gets after hitting a home run or making a great catch. If it’s a walk-off win, you can watch Joel Goldberg get doused by Gatorade, too.
▪ Outfield box: Want to catch a home run ball? The best place for that is in the outfield boxes in left and right field.
▪ Hy-Vee box and view: These seats are in the upper deck of The K, and if you grab a spot behind home plate (or around there), you can get a great look at things like how far the outfielders run or how a team may put on a shift for a batter.
▪ Bonus spot: Even if you have tickets elsewhere, go to the outfield concourse and gaze back to home plate. It’s a wonderful vantage point in this beautiful stadium, and you can get a closer look at the signature aspect of Kauffman Stadium: its fountains.
A good chance to grab a Royals player is behind their dugout at the end of batting practice. But you’ve got to get to the stadium early.
The entrance that many visiting players use at Kauffman Stadium lies between Gates C and D. The opposing team’s bus generally stops there, and you’ll usually see autograph-seekers in the area before and after games.