Kansas City T-Bones - CommunityAmerica Ballpark
This is an archive page for the Kansas City T-Bones, which have been rebranded as the Kansas City Monarchs in honor of the Kansas City, Missouri Negro League team. This is part of a partnership with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The stadium will now be named the Field of Legends. A new page devoted to the Monarch will be added once the season begins.
The Kansas City T-Bones lasted 16th seasons, ending in 2019, and played at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at the Legends in Kansas City, Kansas. Originally the T-Bbones were in the Northern League, but it folded in 2010. The T-Bones were the 2008 Northern League Champions.
The KC T-Bones then joined the Central Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. The AAIPB started in 2006 and consisted of 13 teams in 2019. The T-Bones were the 2018 American Association Champions!
There were a lot of nice things to say about going to a baseball game at this modest ballpark. Parking was free and most parking was less than 100 yards from the stadium entrance.
The T-Bones stadium was much smaller and had fewer food options than a major league baseball stadium, but it was still a fun location. There was green space beyond the outfield, where people could sit on blankets and let their children play around them. Beyond that, you could see people playing basketball. There were contests and activities every time the teams switched between batting and the field.
The best seats in the house were padded and were only $16. It was possible to get seats behind the home dugout with only two weeks lead time. The T-Bones still let you put your feet up and and set food on the dugout. Other tickets start at only $6.50.
Beverages at T-Bones games were cheaper than at the major league parks. Drinks cost about 1/2 what they did at Kansas City Royals baseball games. Food prices were more comparable, though the ballpark food was more for snacks than for a meal. Some of the more interesting options can be found at the Tiki Shack, beyond 3rd base.
Until 2011, CommunityAmerica Ballpark was also the home of Major League Soccer's Kansas City Wizards. But in 2011 the Wizards changed their name to Sporting Kansas City and moved a couple of blocks away into the brand new stadium.
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