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.
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 on display are:
'75 Years of Greatness' Exhibit - For 2016, the Royals Hall of Fame is honored to continue work with our friends in Cooperstown on a feature exhibit celebrating the first 75 Years of the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. The exhibit includes items from each of the first five inductees - Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Humboldt, Kan., native Walter Johnson. Other artifacts on display represent Hall of Fame inductees from every decade including items from Joe Cronin, Ted Williams, Casey Stengel, Willie Mays, Carl Yastrzemski, George Brett, Cal Ripken Jr. and Andre Dawson.
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.