KANSAS CITY, Mo.--Today, more than 11 million people will have their eyes on major league baseball and Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, renovated with Alcoa Kawneer architectural aluminum products, as it hosts the 83rd Annual All-Star Baseball Game. As the sixth oldest stadium in Major League Baseball, Kauffman Stadium, formerly known as Royals Stadium and home to the Kansas City Royals, undertook a $220 million renovation that incorporated several products from Alcoa's Kawneer business.
Kawneer curtain wall, entrances and sliding doors can be seen throughout the stadium in locations such as the Diamond Club, press boxes and broadcasting booth as well as the suite area and Royals Hall of Fame Club and Sports Bar.
"Kawneer is dedicated to delivering innovative products and solutions that help achieve the design and performance goals for a range of commercial applications, including stadiums like Kauffman Stadium,” said Kimberly Ferro, Vice President, Marketing and Product Development for Kawneer North America. "Products like our 990HT Sliding Door are ideal for this sort of building application as it is a combination swing door integrated with a multiple panel sliding door that allows fans to open up most of the suite to the stadium itself. We are pleased to play a role in this exciting event for Major League Baseball, and hope the fans are pleased with what they see beyond the game."
In addition, the large expanses of glass curtain wall provided by Kawneer on the building’s exterior façade give the structure a look that is unique among similar-sized sports stadiums.
To see the stadium and get a look at the Kawneer products featured throughout, tune into the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at 7:30 ET on Fox.
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 10 consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.
With more than 100 years of innovation and experience, Kawneer North America is headquartered in Norcross, GA, and is the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for the commercial construction industry. Kawneer is part of Alcoa’s global Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business unit. Alcoa BCS manufactures and markets architectural systems and products in North America, Europe and Asia. Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina, and has been active in all major aspects of the industry for the past 120 years. For more information on Kawneer or its products, please visit www.kawneer.com