Bob Rice, Kansas City Royals
Vice president of ballpark operations and development
Kansas City Royals
Rice has been with the Royals for 13 years, and together with Kevin Uhlich, the team’s senior vice president of business, led the $250 million renovation of Kauffman Stadium, which was completed in 2009. Before joining Kansas City, Rice spent 16 years with facility manager SMG at the Ice Palace (now Amalie Arena) in Tampa, the old St. Louis Arena and two arenas in England. In the early 2000s, Rice, a former corporal in the U.S. Army, was involved in the development of Coliseo de Puerto Rico, an 18,500-seat arena in San Juan.