The Kansas City Royals announced there will now be walk-through metal detectors at Kauffman Stadium as well as renovations.
Metal detectors at all entrances
A news release from the Royals said full-body metal detectors have been added to all entrances to The K as part of MLB’s recommendations for security standards at ballparks.
Each person who enters Kauffman Stadium will walk through a metal detector and will be asked to remove only keys, phones and wallets from pockets unless otherwise requested.
The Royals said the change is expected to speed up entry. The news release said all other security measures remain the same.
Rivals Sports Bar
The Royals said the Rivals Sports Bar was remodeled during the offseason. The bar has been relocated and now offers an indoor/outdoor model. The news release says a large HD projection screen and 12 60-inch televisions have been added.
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According to the Royals, Rivals Sports Bar will offer:
- Grilled ribeye steak sandwich
- Signature “Stack’d & Stuff’d” burgers
- Parmesan garlic cheese fries
- Eight different brands of draft beer
- 30 varieties of packaged beers
- Signature milkshakes
- Frozen signature cocktails
Royals Hall of Fame
The Royals Hall of Fame will feature exhibits from the 2015 Championship season, including the World Series Champions trophy. According to the Royals, it will feature photos from last year and the World Series.
The front glass is wrapped with a shot of the World Series celebration at Union Station, taken by Roy Inman. The Royals said the photo is on sale as print versions in the Majestic Team Store and as limited-edition framed pieces in the Royals Authentics store.
The Royals Hall of Fame store will also sell discounted postseason and World Series gear.
Frank White Lounge
The lounge has been turned into two suites available for game rental, and they can be used together or separately. The news release states the rooms now have open-air capabilities. 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.