Originally Posted by HomeFish
Royals fans are nastier than you'd expect.
Sucks that I guess you had a bad time. I've been to several games in KC and have always been impressed with the people there. The fans were good to me, and the ushers at the stadium were very nice.
As to the question at hand, I'd stay downtown or Country Club plaza if I were you. Just more stuff to do in the vicinity. Sounds like you'll have a rental car, so it's an easy drive. Stadium is nowhere near the airport. IIRC the airport is northwest and the stadium is southeast or at least east of downtown. I don't recall parking being terribly expensive. $10 maybe? But that was a couple years ago.
No intel on kids activities. No kids, so didn't pay any mind to that.