This is a list of venues used for professional
baseball in Kansas City, Missouri. The information is a compilation of the information contained in the references listed.
Athletic Park Occupant:
Kansas City Cowboys/Unions – UA (1884 part) Location: Southwest Boulevard; Summit Street
Association Park (I) aka League Park aka The Hole Occupant:
Kansas City Cowboys/Blues – NL (1886), Western League (1887), AA (1888) Location: Lydia Avenua and Tracy Avenue (west); Independence Avenue (south); Highland Avenue (east)
Currently: The Paseo's approach ramp for Interstates 29 and 35
Exposition Park Occupants:
Kansas City Blues – AA (1889)
Kansas City Blues – AA (1902–1919) Location: 15th Street (now Truman Avenue) (to the north); Prospect Avenue (west); 20th Street (to the south) – a short distance north of Association Park II
Currently: Commercial / industrial
Gordon and Koppel Field Occupant:
Kansas City Packers – FL (1914–1915) Location:
The Paseo (east, left field?); 47th Street (north, third base?) (approximates Emanual Cleaver II Boulevard); Tracy Avenue (west, first base?); Brush Creek (south, right field?) Currently: Kiely Park and commercial businesses
Association Park (II)
Occupant: Kansas City Blues – AA (1920-23)
Kansas City Monarchs – Negro Leagues (1920–1922) Location: railroad tracks and 19th Street (north, home plate); Olive Street (west, first base); 21st Street (south, center field); Prospect Avenue (east, third base) – a couple of blocks northeast of the site of Muehlebach Field
Currently: public park
Municipal Stadium prev. Blues Stadium, Ruppert Stadium orig. Muehlebach Field Occupants:
Kansas City Blues – AA (1923–1954)
Kansas City Monarchs – Negro Leagues (1923-50)
Kansas City Athletics – AL (1955–1967)
Kansas City Royals – AL (1969–1972) Location: Brooklyn Avenue (right field); 22nd Street (first base); Euclid Avenue (third base); 21st Street (left field)
Currently: Community garden, public park
Kauffman Stadium originally Royals Stadium Occupant: Kansas City Royals – AL (1973–present)
Location: One Royal Way – Royal Way, Chiefs Way,
Arrowhead Stadium (southwest, home plate); Red Coat Drive, Blue Ridge Cutoff (southeast, first base); Spectacular Drive, Interstate-70 (northeast, center field); Lancer Lane, Stadium Drive, Interstate-435 (northwest, third base) – part of Truman Sports Complex
CommunityAmerica Ballpark Occupant:
Kansas City T-Bones Northern League (2003-2009) / American Association (2010-present) Location: 1800 Village West Pkwy (northeast, center field), Kansas City, KANSAS; State Avenue (south, first base); Sunflower Lane (east, right field); service road and Stadium Drive (northwest, left field); parking lots, hotel and North 110th Street (west, third base)
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Professional Baseball Franchises, Facts on File, 1993.
Benson, Michael (1989). Ballparks of North America: A Comprehensive Historical Reference to Baseball Grounds, Yards, and Stadiums, 1845 to Present. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. ISBN 0-89950-367-5.
Lowry, Philip J. (1992). Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All 271 Major League and Negro League Ballparks Past and Present. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-56777-6.
The Federal League of 1914–1915, by Marc Okkonen, SABR, 1989.