Kauffman Stadium Water Spectacular
Owner: Jackson County Sports Complex Authority
Dates: 1973, renovated 2009
AKA I-70 Water Spectacular, Kauffman Stadium Fountains
The water spectacular at Kauffman Stadium, home of the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals, are perhaps the most famous of Kansas City's fountains. These fountains have been viewed by the millions of people who have attended a Kansas City Royals game at the stadium since it opened in 1973 and the millions of people over the years who have watched a Royals game on television. The fountains are, by far, the stadium's most well-known feature and have been thrilling fans for over 40 years.
The fountains are 322 feet wide and are the largest privately funded fountains in the world. They feature many water jets and water spouts and numerous cascades and waterfalls. The fountains operate before and after games and between innings, while the waterfalls operate continuously. When night falls, the fountains are lit up by different colored lights. When the stadium was renovated in 2008-9, the fountains and cascades were extended past center field to the current 322 feet width and the new "Outfield Experience" allows fans to get close to the famous fountains and see them from angles that were not possible before stadium renovations.