The Kansas City Royals were the 2015 World Series champions against the New York Mets, who they beat four games to one. It’d been exactly twenty years since their last championship (1985). There’s more to a season than just the World Series, though that is certainly the highlight. Over the course of the 2015 regular season, the Kansas City Royals got 724 runs (7th place for that statistic in the MLB). They stole 104 bases (5th place in MLB).
The Kansas City Royals is one of the younger teams of the MLB leagues, but that doesn’t make it any less great or fun to follow. Founded in 1969, the Royals’ main rivals are the St. Louis Cardinals, dating back to when the Royals won the 1985 World Series championship. Since 1997, the Cardinals have won in 50 games against the Royals, and the Royals have won in 36 games against the Cardinals. The rivalry between the two teams remains strong.
The Kansas City Royals’ home stadium is Kauffman Stadium, formally known as Royals Stadium for twenty years until 1993. Neighbor to the home stadium of the Kansas City Chiefs—Arrowhead Stadium, Kauffman Stadium is located within Dubiner Circle, and surrounded by various accommodations and the CoCo Key Water Resort – Kansas City and Super Splash USA. Kauffman Stadium opened on April 10, 1973, and cost seventy million dollars—were it built today, it would have cost upwards of $370M.
The 2016 MLB season is sure to be an exciting one for fans of the Kansas City Royals. Coming off of their World Series championship in 2015, the Royals are expected to make some milestones in 2016, including Alcides Escobar (#2) and Kendrys Morales (#25) playing their thousandth game. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to be there in person as the Royals try to repeat their success of the 2015 season—get your tickets from buyTickets.com.