Thursday, October 28, 2010

Touring Kauffman Stadium - September 23, 2010

As you can see, I am a little behind with our postings. Nothing new about that I guess.
On September 23, Sigrid and I attended a Power Partners reception at the baseball stadium. The Power partners is the retirement club for Kansas City Power & Light employees. I retired from Aquila, but it was bought by KCPL, so I am officially a retiree of theirs now. At least that is where the check comes from. At the meeting, I was elected to the club's Board of Directors which is an honor since I am the first former Aquila person to serve on the Board.
Following lunch at the Hall of Fame center, we got a great tour of the stadium which has just undergone a major upgrade. The scoreboard below is the latest technology and at the time of installation, it was the largest one of its kind.

This is all new.........the Hall of Fame Center and a Stroud's Restaurant. For those who don't know, Stroud's is just about the best pan fried chicken in the world according to many
culinary experts.
Center & Right Field with more new facilities.

A little closer view of the Party Deck.

There used to be more fountains at the stadium, but the new construction eliminated all but these.

One of the many indoor restaurants where you can eat and watch.

The visitors locker room. We couldn't go in the Royals locker room because it is off limits given the personal nature of the items that players keep there during the playing season.

A nice original mural.

Entrance to another exclusive club at the stadium.

Sigrid in the dugout.

The press box.

Who knows.........this might have been the infamous Jason Whitlock's seat.

The view from the press box.

The press room. This is where all the interviews are conducted at the stadium.

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