Royals announce exciting new changes for 2016

Rivals and Royals Hall of Fame get fantastic new updates

The World Champion Kansas City Royals are excited to announce great renovations and additions to Kauffman Stadium for the 2016 season. Rivals Sports Bar, the Royals Hall of Fame and Frank White Lounge all will have a new look for the season. In addition, walk-through metal detectors have been added to stadium entrances.

Rivals Sports Bar 

During the offseason, the fan-favorite Rivals Sports Bar has been remodeled, giving it more streamlined character. Open-air and spacious, more people will now be able to enjoy Rivals during the game than ever before. The bar, which has been relocated and now offers an indoor/outdoor model, will allow fans inside of Rivals and those on the concourse the opportunity to enjoy the extensive selection of beverages. A new large HD projection screen and twelve 60-inch televisions have been added. 

The kitchen will offer 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. The bar will highlight eight different brands of draft beer and 30 different varieties of packaged beers. Rivals will also offer signature milkshakes and frozen signature cocktails featuring a variety of 360 flavored vodkas.

Royals Hall of Fame

The Royals Hall of Fame will feature many great exhibits from the 2015 Championship season including the World Series Champions trophy. The building received an external facelift, featuring photos from last year. The front glass is now wrapped with an aerial shot of the World Series celebration at Union Station. The photo, which was taken by Roy Inman, is on sale as print versions in the Majestic Team Store and as limited-edition framed pieces in the Royals Authentics store. The north side of the hall of fame that faces the concourse features photos of great moments from the World Series. The Royals Hall of Fame store will sell discounted postseason and World Series gear.  

Frank White Lounge

The Frank White Lounge has recently been turned into two suites now available for game rental and can be used together or separately. Previously windowed rooms with outside access, the rooms now have open-air capabilities with windows that slide to the side to give an open-air and more natural feel. The suites, located on the first base side of Loge Level and near Barrel Bar, fit 35 people in one room and 40 in the other.

Gate Entrances

As a part of Major League Baseball's recommendations for security standards at ballparks, full-body metal detectors have been added to all entrances to Kauffman Stadium. The change is expected to speed up entry for fans. Each person who enters The K will walk through a metal detector and will be asked to remove only keys, phones and wallets from pockets unless otherwise requested. All other security measures remain the same and can be found at www.royals.com.

For more information, contact the Royals Publicity Department at (816) 921-8000.