KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The Kansas City Royals unveiled plans
today for their stadium renovation.
The plan includes a taller version of the distinctive crowned
scoreboard that has towered behind center field since Kauffman
Stadium opened in 1973.
It also includes more restroom facilities and concession stands
than any other major-league ballpark.
The rebuilt stadium also will have wider concourses, a food
court, a restaurant and a hall of fame, and a giant barbecue pit
behind right field.
The 250 (m) million dollar project is being paid for mainly by a
sales tax approved by voters in Jackson County.
The renovation begins in October and is scheduled to be finished
by opening day 2010.
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