Mom’s Guide to Monarchs Games at Legends Field

There’s nothing that says summer in Kansas City like a warm evening at the ballpark. Our crew loves cheering on the Kansas City Monarchs at Legends Field for a kid friendly, affordable option for baseball.

About the Kansas City Monarchs

The Monarchs play in the American Association of Professional Baseball, an MLB Partner League. The league’s 12 teams are not directly affiliated with MLB organizations, which means winning games for their fans is their top priority.

The name Kansas City Monarchs honors the legendary Negro League franchise that played from 1920 to 1965. The team featured numerous notable players over the years, including Hall of Famers Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, Hilton Smith, Willard Brown, Ernie Banks, and Buck O’Neil.

Today’s Monarchs carry on the legacy of those that came before them while supporting the mission of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. A portion of all Monarchs proceeds are given back to the museum.

Attending a Game

The Kansas City Monarchs season runs from late May through early September.
Parking is completely free and close to the ballpark. Tailgating is allowed!
No outside food is allowed except during warm weather games when they allow one unopened bottle of water.The Monarchs have instituted a clear bag policy.
Children under 2 are not required to purchase a ticket as long as they sit on a lap.
Mom Tip: Consider the Family 4 Pack ticket offer that includes 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 Cokes for just $59. To order online, choose the game you want to attend and enter the promo code 4PACK to activate the promotion.

Promotions

The Monarchs feature promotions that include fun giveaways, theme nights, post-game fireworks, $2 hot dogs and more. Check the promotions calendar before you book your tickets.
Food and Drink at Monarchs Games
You can get all your favorite ballpark snacks: hot dogs, pretzels, chicken fingers, beer, seltzers, soft drinks and more. New this season is one of our favorites, Betty Rae’s Ice Cream! Visit their stand alone stand next to the children’s playground.
Mom Tip: Check out Monty’s Meal for the kids. For $12, they will get a smaller Nathan’s hot dog, Lays potato chips, 12 oz soda or water – all served in a gift bag with Monarchs stickers.

Kid Friendly Features

Monarchs games are more laidback, which naturally lends itself to being a kid friendly outing. The seats are all closer to the action compared to an MLB game so it’s much easier to stay engaged in the game.

Variety KC Playground

The baseball-themed, accessible playground is a great way to burn off energy in between innings! You’ll find slides, climbing areas, musical instruments and plenty of seating for mom and dad in the right field concourse.

Meet Monty

You’ll be almost guaranteed to snap a selfie or get a high five from Monty the Monarch’s baseball mascot who loves baseball so much he literally has a baseball for a head.

Autographs

Stick around until the end of the game in the outfield as many of the players will sign autographs as they head off the field.

Family Restroom + Nursing Room

A family restroom with a nursing room is available behind Sections 105 and 106 on the Plaza Level Concourse.

Team Outings

Monarchs games are great for end-of-season team celebrations. The Monarchs offer group ticket pricing, suites and private seating options.
The Baseball Buddies program allows teams to run onto the field with the team for a $75 fee, subject to availability. To inquire, call 913-328-5618.
Consider a Monarchs game for your next family outing! We’ll see you at the ballpark.
Sarah McGinnity
Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!

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