The Kansas City Royals may be the home team when they play at Kauffman Stadium, but that doesn’t mean they’re always the visiting team. In fact, due to a quirk in the schedule, the Royals are currently the visiting team more often than not.
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The Curse of the Royal
As the 2019 World Series approaches, the question on everyone’s mind is: why is Kansas City the visiting team? Some say it’s because of the so-called “Royal Curse.” Let’s take a closer look at this so-called curse and see if there’s any truth to it.
The Royal’s history
The Kansas City Royals are a professional baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. The team was founded as an expansion franchise in 1969, and has participated in four World Series, winning in 1985 and 2015, and losing in 1980 and 2014.
The name “Royals” comes from the American Royal, a livestock show and rodeo held annually since 1899 in Kansas City. The team’s board of directors selected “Royals” following a public contest in which 5,000 people suggested 2,000 different names.
The Royal’s fans
The Kansas City Royals have the longest running streak of sellouts in Major League Baseball. They haven’t had a home game with an empty seat since April 10, 2004.
That’s amazing, considering the team hasn’t had a winning season since 2003 and hasn’t been to the playoffs since 1985.
But there’s another side to this coin. Because the Royals are so popular at home, they’re often forced to play “away” games in their own stadium.
It’s called the “curse of the Royal.” And it’s caused by a lot of things, including:
-The fact that Kauffman Stadium is one of the smallest stadiums in baseball. With a capacity of just over 37,000, it can’t accommodate all the fans who want to see the team play.
-The fact that most of the other teams in Major League Baseball are located in larger cities with bigger stadiums. That means there are more fans who want to see those teams play than there are for the Royals.
-The fact that Kansas City is located in the heart of America, which makes it easy for fans of other teams to travel there for games.
So what does all this mean for the Royals? It means they often have to play “away” games in their own stadium. And it’s something that every Kansas City fan knows all too well.
The Curse of the Kauffman
In 1968, Ewing Kauffman, businessman and pharmaceutical mogul, brought Major League Baseball to Kansas City when he founded the Kansas City Royals. Kauffman Stadium, built for $40 million, was named in his honor. The Royals won their first division title in 1976 and went on to win the World Series in 1985. However, since Kauffman’s death in 1993, the Royals have been cursed. They have not won a division title and have only made the playoffs three times.
The Kauffman’s history
The Kauffman’s history is a long and storied one, dating back to the late 1800s. The team has been through a lot, both on and off the field, and they have the loyal support of their fans to show for it. Unfortunately, they also have a bit of a curse.
The Curse of the Kauffman is said to date back to when the team was first founded. It is said that the founding owner, Ewing Kauffman, made a deal with the devil in order to ensure that his team would be successful. The curse is said to be responsible for everything from the team’s struggles on the field to bad luck in general.
Whether or not you believe in curses, there is no denying that the Kauffman’s have had their share of bad luck over the years. Here’s hoping that they can finally break the curse and bring home a championship!
The Kauffman’s fans
The Kauffman’s fans:
The Kauffman’s fans are a group of fans who believe that the Kansas City Royals are cursed. The curse is said to have begun in 1969, when Ewing Kauffman, the team’s owner, decided to move the team from Kansas City, Missouri to Oakland, California.
The fans believe that the curse began when Mr. Kauffman died in 1993, and that it has been responsible for the team’s poor performance since then. They also believe that the curse is responsible for the team’s failure to win a World Series since 1985.
The Kauffman’s fans are a passionate group of fans who love their team and are hopeful that the curse will be lifted soon so that their team can return to its former glory.
The Curse of the Arrowhead
Thehexagonal, steel-and-concrete behemoth that is Arrowhead Stadium is one of the most intimidating venues in the NFL. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, Arrowhead Stadium is home to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs have a long-standing tradition of being a tough team to beat at home. In fact, they have only lost nine home games in the last six years.
The Arrowhead’s history
The Arrowhead hosts the oldest rivalries in the NFL. The Chiefs-Raiders rivalry is the 6th oldest in NFL history, while the Chiefs-Broncos rivalry is the 13th oldest. The Chiefs-Chargers rivalry is the 17th oldest. All three rivalries predate the AFL-NFL merger, which occurred in 1970.
The Chiefs began playing their home games at Arrowhead Stadium in 1972, which is when the stadium earned its name. The stadium was originally supposed to be named after Lamar Hunt, the Chiefs founder, but he insisted that it be named after the Arrowhead symbol of Kansas City’s Native American history.
The Arrowhead is known for being one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL, due to its unique design. The stadium was designed so that the noise would be amplified and directed towards the field, making it difficult for opposing teams to communicate.
The Arrowhead’s fans
In 1993, the Kansas City Chiefs moved from Municipal Stadium to Arrowhead Stadium. The new stadium had many features that were state of the art at the time, such as luxury boxes and club seats. One feature that was not new, but was unique to Arrowhead, was the location of the field. The field is located on the site of an old Indian burial ground. This has led some people to believe that the Arrowhead is cursed.
There is no question that Arrowhead is one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL. The fans are so loud that they have been known to cause earthquakes. The noise level at Arrowhead has even been measured at 135 decibels, which is loud enough to cause permanent hearing damage.
Despite being one of the most vocal home-field advantages in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs have not had much success since moving to Arrowhead Stadium. In fact, they have only made it to the playoffs eight times and have only won two playoff games. Some people believe that this is because of the Arrowhead curse.