Posted: May 17, 2012
Written by: Justin S.
Baseball season is in full gear and the Kansas City Royals have high expectations for this season. Although the team has gotten off to a slow start, they have shown signs (since the end of April) of playing better baseball and (maybe even) fighting their way back into the division race.
As I have mentioned in past blogs, I am a huge Boston Red Sox fan. Over the past five years when the Red Sox are in town to play the Royals, I try to take my family to at least one game. Some years the Red Sox play the Royals in August or September, and other seasons like this year, they come in and play the Royals in early May.
My family and I attended the Tuesday, May 8 game against the Red Sox and it was a close game throughout, until Billy Butler’s eighth inning homerun, which gave the Royals the victory over the Red Sox that night. Please know that my blog is not going to be about how either team played or even the low attendance that was there that night. I want to say how great Kauffman Stadium is for all ages and how it is a family-friendly stadium.
I have an eighteen month old daughter, who I am encouraging to root for the Red Sox just like her grandparents and dad! For anyone who has children, you know how cooperative they can be at that age right? She was restless the entire game and did not want to be around the seating area where we were watching the game. She lasted 8 innings that night and I attribute a lot of that to the great kid’s area that the stadium has located behind the left field area. There is something out in that area for all kids to be a part of and enjoy. They have a small baseball field, a hitting and pitching machine where kids can practice their game. They have a miniature golf course, a playground, a carousel, and even a game room that features the MLB 2k12 Baseball Game on Xbox 360 for the older kids to take part in.
Also in that area, there are great souvenir and food options to choose from not found in other parts of the park. There is also a lot of space where if you have strollers and need to walk around trying to get your little one to calm down or sleep, you can do that and not feel overly crowded by other fans at the game.
I just want to thank Kauffman Stadium and the Kansas City Royals for having such a great area, designated for kids of all ages, that allows the parents a chance to watch the game and cheer on their respective teams.