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I get that they like the crown thing (so do I), but the lack of a true rectangular HD score board just seems to be a glaring oversight if they're already spending so much on a renovation.

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I get that they like the crown thing (so do I), but the lack of a true rectangular HD score board just seems to be a glaring oversight if they're already spending so much on a renovation.

No, it's quite neat. They have the bottomo portion as the score and the top as video, it all works well.

It's WAY more impressive to see in person.

I went to the open house yesterday, but the 30 degree temps combined with sleet/rain and taking along three kids didn't allow for a long expierence there. I didn't get too many pics, but I'll try to post some later.

It's an improvement for sure and I loved the old stadium.

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I get that they like the crown thing (so do I), but the lack of a true rectangular HD score board just seems to be a glaring oversight if they're already spending so much on a renovation.

No, it's quite neat. They have the bottomo portion as the score and the top as video, it all works well.

It's WAY more impressive to see in person.

I went to the open house yesterday, but the 30 degree temps combined with sleet/rain and taking along three kids didn't allow for a long expierence there. I didn't get too many pics, but I'll try to post some later.

It's an improvement for sure and I loved the old stadium.

I get that, and I'm not knocking it, but I'd think that rectangular boards are a lot better for replays and video tributes, etc. From your photo, it looks like it has a great picture, but I just think that video isn't designed for a squareish screen.

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Yeah I see what you are saying.

Overall, I'd say they did everything right.

They widend the concorses, added restrooms, dressed up the place, added kids stuff, added a Hall of Fame building (the World Series trophy and Royals Hall of Fame stuff used to be a small little spot in the stadium), and added a sports bar.

The much more modern looking.

The Diamond Club behind home plate was the :censored:.

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Well it looks like they did it right with the rehab. But I don't know call me a fool but I remember when you went to a baseball game to ...I don't know.... watch a baseball game! As a parent taking his kids to the game, I would much rather have them watch the game or try as opposed to wanting to go the amusement park in the outfield and bug me every inning. I know they have to do this to keep up with the Joneses, but it drives me crazy. But like Fenway, Dodger, and Camden Yards, Kauffman is one for the ages.

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Well it looks like they did it right with the rehab. But I don't know call me a fool but I remember when you went to a baseball game to ...I don't know.... watch a baseball game! As a parent taking his kids to the game, I would much rather have them watch the game or try as opposed to wanting to go the amusement park in the outfield and bug me every inning. I know they have to do this to keep up with the Joneses, but it drives me crazy. But like Fenway, Dodger, and Camden Yards, Kauffman is one for the ages.

I'm with you on that one, but it is the trend. They have the space and it's the not detracting.

Like it or not, some folks go for the atomsphere not the game.

What's happening at the Truman Sports Complex is pretty cool, both classic one-of-a-kind stadiums are getting a modern face-lift.

Arrowhead Stadium is getting it's retro-fit right now. Should be interesting to see the outcome of that one also.

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Well it looks like they did it right with the rehab. But I don't know call me a fool but I remember when you went to a baseball game to ...I don't know.... watch a baseball game! As a parent taking his kids to the game, I would much rather have them watch the game or try as opposed to wanting to go the amusement park in the outfield and bug me every inning. I know they have to do this to keep up with the Joneses, but it drives me crazy. But like Fenway, Dodger, and Camden Yards, Kauffman is one for the ages.

I agree with you on the "going to a baseball game to watch a baseball game" part. That being said, there is an almost an expectation that the new stadiums will have something like that.

What is needed is some sort of middle ground. If there is going to be a huge play area for the kids, locate it so the adults can still watch the game when they take their kids to the play area. At Camden Yards, the moon bounce and playground didn't exist when the stadium opened and wound up tucked under the stadium in the rightfield corner, so you can only follow the game on TV. I've always thought that they should be moved to the picnic grove behind the bullpens.

It looks like the Kauffman Stadium play area is also out of sight from the field (at least from what I can tell). If so, it's a shame they didn't do a better job since they could have put it anywhere during the renovation.

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Well it looks like they did it right with the rehab. But I don't know call me a fool but I remember when you went to a baseball game to ...I don't know.... watch a baseball game! As a parent taking his kids to the game, I would much rather have them watch the game or try as opposed to wanting to go the amusement park in the outfield and bug me every inning. I know they have to do this to keep up with the Joneses, but it drives me crazy. But like Fenway, Dodger, and Camden Yards, Kauffman is one for the ages.

I remember calling Kauffman the World's largest minor league baseball stadium when they first displayed the planned changes.

Such gimmicks are more frequent in the minors than the majors. It's about the "event" not the game.

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I remember calling Kauffman the World's largest minor league baseball stadium when they first displayed the planned changes.

There's a joke in there somewhere about the Royals playing minor league baseball.

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Well it looks like they did it right with the rehab. But I don't know call me a fool but I remember when you went to a baseball game to ...I don't know.... watch a baseball game! As a parent taking his kids to the game, I would much rather have them watch the game or try as opposed to wanting to go the amusement park in the outfield and bug me every inning. I know they have to do this to keep up with the Joneses, but it drives me crazy. But like Fenway, Dodger, and Camden Yards, Kauffman is one for the ages.

I agree with you on the "going to a baseball game to watch a baseball game" part. That being said, there is an almost an expectation that the new stadiums will have something like that.

What is needed is some sort of middle ground. If there is going to be a huge play area for the kids, locate it so the adults can still watch the game when they take their kids to the play area. At Camden Yards, the moon bounce and playground didn't exist when the stadium opened and wound up tucked under the stadium in the rightfield corner, so you can only follow the game on TV. I've always thought that they should be moved to the picnic grove behind the bullpens.

It looks like the Kauffman Stadium play area is also out of sight from the field (at least from what I can tell). If so, it's a shame they didn't do a better job since they could have put it anywhere during the renovation.

Take your gang to see the York Rev's if ya haven't already. The play area is just beyond left field. And they have a bench that runs the entire lenght of the fence plus they have the grassy area in center. It is great because the kids can play, you can watch the game and they can find ya easy or you can hear them.

Yea OPCY has a crappy set up. My kids don't even know it is there. I try to avoid it. However that picnic area beyond the bull pens would make a better location. BUT I am not an advocate of the play ground at the MLB park. I do see the need in the minors because it is more of a community event and they need every thing to promote ticket sales. Plus who cares if you are dropping $8 to have your kind play and ignore the game. But on the MLB level you are dropping $15 or more plus the $30 for dogs and cola's and all the other crap.

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