Sr. Director-Groundskeeping & Landscaping
Trevor Vance is in his 37th season with the Kansas City Royals, and his 27th as the Royals’ Sr. Director-Groundskeeping and Landscaping. He oversees the supervision and overall operation of the natural grass field at Kauffman Stadium. Vance also works with the Dominican Academy, Urban Youth Academy and minor league groundskeepers to support and promote safe playing surfaces throughout the organization.
Vance joined the Major League groundscrew as a part-time member in 1985 and became a full-time staff member in 1988. He was named Assistant Groundskeeper in 1993, before assuming his current post prior to the 1995 season.
He has worked with several youth organizations throughout Kansas City to help promote safe playing surfaces for all youth sports.
A native of Raytown, Mo., and a 1985 graduate of Raytown High School, Vance was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in September of 2015. He also attended Central Missouri State University.
Vance resides in Lee’s Summit, Mo., with his wife, Laura and four children: Kelsie, Hayden, Tanner and Morgan. Trevor has a passion for youth baseball, serving as an assistant coach during his free time.