For over a half-century the Royals have called Kansas City their home. As an expansion franchise they first began playing at Municipal Stadium in 1969 before moving into their current home, Kauffman Stadium, in 1973. Today, Kauffman Stadium is one of the oldest stadiums in Major League Baseball. It’s a beloved ballpark loved by Royals fans and has been renovated multiple times over the years. Located in the Truman Sports Complex along with Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL), it’s surrounded by parking lots and is about 10 minutes away from downtown Kansas City. Nearly every ballpark built since the opening of Camden Yards in 1992 has been built within an urban core. The Royals believe a new ballpark will drive additional revenues for the team and region and the cost of a new ballpark would be offset by the increased maintenance cost of Kauffman Stadium and future renovations. In 2022 the Royals announced plans to build a new stadium and a year-round ballpark district in either the East Village in downtown Kansas City or in North Kansas City. Both sites would not only include a new ballpark, but new retail, commercial and entertainment developments. Combined construction costs for both the ballpark and district would likely exceed $2 billion and require public-private partnership to finance the entire project. The new ballpark will likely have a seating capacity of approximately 35,000. The Royals plan to announce the location for their new ballpark in September 2023 with an estimated completion date of the project by Opening Day 2028.