Lost in all of the hype over Yankee Stadium and Citi Field is the fact that, for all practical purposes, we have a new Kauffman Stadium this year as well:
In the end, it was decided that there was no need for a new baseball stadium in Kansas City. Instead, Kauffman Stadium would be renovated.
Still, the scope of this project defies that term.
“It’s amazing,” said Royals president Dan Glass, who regularly tours the site. “I know a lot of people have seen the outside of the building, the exterior, and it’s as much a drastic change on the inside, the interior, as it is on the exterior.”
Glass paused and smiled as he mentally paged through the $250 million undertaking.
“We used to call it a renovation, but it really is a brand new facility,” he said.
The article itself doesn’t have a ton of details, but there are links to renderings and webcams of the actual renovations.
Kauffman was always a great park — one of my favorites, actually — and now it looks like it’s even better. Let’s hope that the Royals one day have a team worthy of the place.