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Royals To Debut Craft Beer Bar At Kauffman Stadium This Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 01 / 15

The Royals will debut a new craft beer bar at Kauffman Stadium this season. “Craft and Draft” replaces the old .390 Club in the left-field corner on the ballpark’s loge level. Between 80-100 season tickets will be sold for the space, including for tiered seating at the front of the...

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