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August 31, 2009 [LINK / comment]
Kauffman Stadium update (!!!)
At last! By popular demand, I have finally taken care of revisions to the diagrams of Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals. Needless to say, the revisions were more extensive than I had envisioned. In addition, I found several minor errors in the old diagrams that needed to be corrected. Most notably, the upper deck was about 12 feet (five rows) shorter than it should have been. Is it "perfect" now? (Some people actually ask me that.) No, I'm afraid not. I'll probably make some minor adjustments before long, but for the time being it is much more accurate than before.
While passing through Kansas City two weeks ago, I stopped for a while to inspect Kauffman Stadium, where renovations were completed earlier this year. Even though I didn't have time to take a tour like I did in 2002, I got enough visual information to be very useful in refining the diagram(s). Once again, I was dumbstruck by how darned good the photos I took with my new (well, one year old) Nikon digital camera look. Full disclosure: the panoramic profile view that combines photos taken from two separate locations was heavily edited, but the end result looks very natural. Can you detect the inconsistencies?
Kauffman Stadium from the north side, on a sunny morning: August 15, 2009.
Also, I bought a copy of the Kansas City Star while in town, and learned that Arrowhead Stadium next door underwent thorough renovations as well. From what I could tell, they won't be finished in time for football season, but we'll see.
For detailed information on all the renovations that were done prior to this year, see MLB.com
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