We encourage our guests to ARRIVE EARLY.
Parking at The K was updated as part of the $250 million renovation of Kauffman Stadium. Because of this, you won't be able to drive your vehicle from the West Parking Lot to the East Parking Lot (or vice-versa) once you've entered the stadium complex. Please take a look at the parking map below and decide on which side of The K you want to park before you leave for the ballpark. Be sure to reference the correct interstate and parking gate to enter in order to park on the side of the The K that you prefer. Frequently Asked Questions About Parking »
For additional information, check out the Parking FAQs, e-mail email@example.com or call 816-504-4040 option 3.
What has changed?
The redesigned access and parking system was implemented in 2008 and was just one of the first visible steps in the overall Kauffman Stadium improvement project. The parking procedures will remain in place in 2009 and beyond. The Royals designed this system in order to provide a safer, more efficient experience for our fans. The plan will safely accommodate more fans by using all points-of-entry and reducing pedestrian-vehicle congestion points. These updates are consistent with the parking and access plans utilized at most major sports and entertainment venues, including Arrowhead Stadium.
What, specifically, is the number one thing fans can do to ensure a smooth experience when parking at Kauffman Stadium?
The overall message is simple: please take a couple of minutes before your trip to Kauffman Stadium and plan your route by consulting royals.com/parking. By doing so, you'll ensure a pleasant experience when arriving at the Stadium.
Who should I contact if I have questions about parking?
For additional information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-504-4040 option 3.
Will it take longer to enter the Stadium now that the parking plan has changed?
No. In fact, the redesigned plan was created to streamline traffic flow throughout the complex, especially for games that will draw large crowds, by utilizing all points-of-entry and eliminating pedestrian-vehicle congestion. Of course, the key to make parking at Kauffman Stadium quick and easy is to take a few minutes to plan your route prior to departing for the ballpark.
How much does it cost to park at Kauffman Stadium?
Parking is $10 for cars and motorcycles, $15 for oversized vehicles and $20 for buses and empty tractor-trailers. An oversized vehicle is any vehicle that takes up more than one parking space. *Day of parking is cash only.
What time do the tollgates open on gamedays?
The tollgates are staffed with parking personnel beginning several hours prior to the scheduled first pitch. The specific time depends on the anticipated attendance. Please note that the Royals Box Office opens at 9:00 a.m. on gamedays and is accessible through Gates 2, 5 and 6 for fans purchasing tickets and then exiting the Truman Sports Complex. You can also buy your tickets on royals.com up to game time, and print your tickets at home, get them delivered to your mobile phone, or have them waiting for you at Will Call.
How will you determine in which specific lot I park?
Upon entering, parking personnel will direct you to the appropriate lot (Premium Lot, Reserved Lot or General Lot) closest to the Stadium and dependent on Season Ticket reserved spaces.
I noticed Gate 1 is now closed to the general public. Why the change and what is the best gate for entering from Blue Ridge Cutoff?
Gate 1 posed multiple access issues: 1) With only one toll-gate, this entrance regularly became backed-logged with guests trying to access the Stadium parking lot. 2) Gate 1 required cars to travel on Red Coat Drive, which is a main pedestrian walk-way. For fans accessing the Stadium from Blue Ridge Cutoff, simply travel a short distance past Gate 1 and enter at Gate 2, Gate 3 or Gate 4.
I usually sit on the third-base side but prefer to enter the Stadium from Blue Ridge Cutoff. Can I still do this?
Absolutely. While the new plan is designed to eliminate cross-traffic between the east and west parking lots, we understand that fans may choose to park on the side of the Stadium that is most convenient for them to access. In this example, fans may enter the parking lot from Blue Ridge Cutoff, park on the east side of the Stadium, and make their way to the third-base (west) side of the seating bowl.
Will I be parking farther from the Stadium than I have in the past?
No. The new parking plan will utilize the same lots as in past years, but the lots will now be categorized differently - Premium Lot Reserved for Premium Seating Season Ticket Holders, Reserved Lot for Non-Premium Season Ticket Holders and general parking for guests who purchase parking on a game-by-game basis. All lot types will be available on each side of the stadium.
How does this new parking plan affect how I'll exit the Stadium?
All tollgates and roads used to access Kauffman Stadium will also be open to accommodate traffic exiting the Truman Sports Complex, and guests will be directed out of the complex via access roads that are nearest to their parking lot. Simply put, you will be asked to exit the same way that you entered.
I would like to purchase tickets at Kauffman Stadium early in the day before the crowd arrives for the game. What procedures do I need to follow?
During the season, the Royals will have advance ticket booths located at the main box office at Gate C. Please see the chart below for Kauffman Stadium Box Office Hours. As in parking for the game, please refer to royals.com/parking for the best route to access the stadium from your point-of-origin.
|Day||Game Day||Non-Game Day|
|Monday through Friday||9:00 a.m. - 7th inning||9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||10:00 a.m. - 7th inning||10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||10:00 a.m. - 7th inning||Closed|
I have reserved parking and, in the past, I was issued passes for a specific lot. This year I have passes for the Reserved Lot, which is on both sides of the Stadium. Do I have to park in one specific lot?
You may park in any lot designated as Reserved Lot Parking. This is designed to give guests more flexibility since you can decide on which side of the stadium you would like to park.
Am I required to park in the Reserved Lot closest to the Stadium? I would prefer to park in a Reserved Lot closer to an exit gate so it's easier to leave the Stadium.
Assuming spaces are available, you may park in any lot corresponding to your parking level (Premium, Reserved or general).
With Premium Lot parking, am I required to use the dedicated Premium Lot entrance on Royals Way (just north of Gate 6)?
No, you may access Premium Lot parking from any gate. However, for those Premium Lot customers accessing the Complex from the west side of Kauffman, we do encourage you to use the Premium Lot entrance on Royals Way - it's designed to provide the quickest access.
How is the drop-off process for disabled customers handled?
The Royals encourage vehicles dropping off a guest to enter the complex through either Gates 3 or 4 and to let the traffic directors know they wish to drop-off a guest. The car will be directed to Gate D and can drop off at the curb.
Has the number of disabled parking spaces changed since the new plan was implemented?
The Royals remain committed to the needs of our fans, especially those who may need a little extra help getting around the ballpark, and exceed the number of disabled parking spaces required by the ADA. In addition, there is an increased number of shuttles available to help transport guests to the Stadium gates, and Royals staff present at all gates to assist fans.
I have an oversized vehicle - Where will I be directed to park?
Oversized vehicles (taking up more than one space in the lot) will be directed to park in Lot L (first base/east side) or Lot N (third base/west wide).
We are traveling to the Stadium by bus. Where should we enter and is there a drop off point near the Stadium entrances for buses?
Buses can enter via thePremium Entrance/Bus Exit next to Gate 6 off of Stadium Drive and drop off at Gate B. Please exit out of the Bus Exit/PremiumEntrance or park in Lot N.