The Royals Hall of Fame, presented by Commerce Bank, is an education and entertainment venue blending the timelessness of a museum with the sheer fun of the ballpark for a one-of-a-kind outing at Kauffman Stadium. The 7,000+ square foot facility opened on July 17, 2009 and features dynamic exhibits that include artifacts, photos, documents and multi-media experiences tracing the history of professional baseball in Kansas City from the 1884 Kansas City Unions to the current day Kansas City Royals.
- Where: Inside Gate A on the Plaza Level concourse (leftfield corner of the ballpark).
- When: For all home games, the Royals Hall of Fame opens to the public when gates open to Kauffman Stadium and closes at the top of the 8th inning.
- The Royals Hall of Fame is free of charge to all fans during every Royals home game.
- Non-Game Visit: On non-game days, the Royals Hall of Fame operates with the Kauffman Stadium Tour Department Schedule.
- Fans can book a visit online.
Fans can learn about the Royals founding and the special story of the innovative Royals Baseball Academy; the important role of player development and the minor leagues; hear more about great moments in Royals history; take a look back at the amazing careers of two of the greatest players to ever play- George Brett and Frank White; and relive the Royals championship seasons including Kansas City's first American League Championship in 1980, the amazing 1985 journey to a World Series title, the back-to-back American League Pennant winning seasons of 2014 and 2015 - and the unforgettable postseason run that made the 2015 Kansas City Royals into World Series Champions. Among the artifacts often on display:
- 2015 World Series Trophy
- 2015 World Series Final Out Baseball
- 2015 American League Championship Trophy
- 2014 American League Championship Trophy
- 1985 World Series Trophy
- 1985 American League Championship Trophy
- 1980 American League Championship Trophy
- 1976 American League West Championship Trophy
- 1977 American League West Championship Trophy
- 1978 American League West Championship Trophy
- 1984 American League West Championship Trophy
- 1980 American League MVP Award - Brett
- 1985 American League Cy Young Award - Saberhagen
- Frank White's Eight Gold Gloves
- George Brett's 3,000th Hit Baseball & Bat
- Baseballs From Steve Busby's Two No-Hitters
- Salvador Perez' 2014 AL Wild Card Game Jersey
- Alex Gordon's 2015 World Series Game One Jersey
- 2015 World Series Last Out Baseball
Hall of Fame Highlights
‘Hail to the Game’ Baseball and the Presidency – The Royals Hall of Fame is honored to be working with our friends in Cooperstown on a feature exhibit exploring the connection between baseball and the presidency. From 19th century political cartoons to current day mascots races at Nationals Park, America’s Pastime and the presidency have a long and rich history together. Artifacts scheduled to be on display include Grover Cleveland Alexander’s baseball jersey, William Howard Taft’s lapel pin and first pitch baseball from 1910 – the first ever thrown by a sitting president on opening day. Gloves worn by Dwight D. Eisenhower and Jimmy Carter; a 1937 All Star Game Program featuring President Franklin Roosevelt – the first president to attend a mid-summer classic; and a baseball bat signed by Base Ruth and given to President Warren G. Harding.
Royals Hall of Fame Plaques - Learn about the accomplishments and contributions of all twenty-six (26) members of the Royals Hall of Fame. The organizations' highest honor was first awarded in 1986 to Royals pitcher Steve Busby and outfielder Amos Otis, with the most recent inductee being five-time All-Star first baseman Mike Sweeney.
Dugout Theatre Film - Take a seat in an authentic replica of the Royals dugout and enjoy the film 'One Royal Way' - a twenty-minute tribute to the making of the 2015 World Champion Kansas City Royals. This brand new full HD film, displayed on the 36-foot long screen of the Royals Hall of Fame Theater, features an inside perspective on the commitment and work of the entire organization - 'One Royal Way' - that delivered championship baseball back to Kansas City.
Design Your Own Ballpark by Populous - This one-of-a-kind technological interactive exhibit allows guests to design their own ballpark. Fans can make key design decisions as their "ideal" ballpark changes and develops on the screen in front of them.