A part from accessible highways, plenty of wide-open spaces, Kansas City can boast perhaps the nation’s greatest smoked-meat tradition. While some newer parks might offer more lavish amenities or bustling downtown settings or skyline views, not a single place in baseball can compare to Kauffman Stadium for the tailgating.
In the expansive parking lots outside the stadium before Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday, October 28 afternoon, Royals fans in layers and layers of royal blue apparel gathered to eat and drink as they awaited the first pitch.
Behind every open food trunk, hamburgers and hot dogs and countless varieties of sausage sizzled on portable charcoal grills.
Kerry Funk of Lenexa said everybody’s enjoying the food and the occasion.
“People stake out the parking lot five hours in advance so they can set up their whole spread. Everybody that has a legit tailgate has some sort of grill going on, and I think that is pretty synonymous with Kansas City.”