KC Royals set another attendance record “during” their World Series celebration

Royals enjoy epic World Series celebration

The Royals drew around 800,000.

Blog King, Mass Appeal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The final numbers are in and, according to Kansas City Mayor Sly James, an estimated 800,000 fans showed up downtown Tuesday afternoon to salute the World Champion Kansas City Royals during their victory parade — making the event the largest in Missouri history. “This is a day like none of us have seen before, and we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts,” said Royals manager Ned Yost to the crowd. “What [the team] wanted most was to come to this city to win a championship for you guys. We celebrate it with you today.”

The total population in Kansas City is about 470,000 with roughly 2 million living in the area. Initial attendance estimates were around 200,000. Royals fans quadrupled that amount.

“When they said yesterday there would be a quarter of a million people I laughed. I thought there’s going to be so many more than that,” said Shane Rudman who booked a room at The Cashew so he, his family and friends had a close view. Rudman was lucky to get a room because every hotel sold out.

Many fans camped out overnight in tents.

Some even slept in cars.

Traffic was backed-up for miles.

Most area schools were closed“It’s been 30 years since the last championship,” said resident Rachel Bryant who brought her 7-year-old son Jayden to the parade. “Who knows if it will be another 30 years? It might be a one-time experience for him. I hope not. I hope we’re back here next year.”

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  1. I got there at 7:30am to get up against the parade barricade. Certainly one of the coolest experiences of my life and everyone was well behaved for the most part. A few people got mouthy, but that’s to be expected when you have that many people crammed together for several hours. I was really surprised at how well the crowd as a whole acted and everyone was just happy to be there. The weather was perfect too. 73 degrees in November AND a Royals WS parade? Couldn’t ask for more as a KC sports fan.

  2. More recent estimates are saying 850,000 people attended along the entire route.

    It. Was. Crazy.

  3. Don’t know how anyone can hate the Royals, they play hard and don’t give up, and they beat the Mets whom FOX and TBS broadcasters weren’t even shy about rooting for in the air. Everybody won.

  4. almost 1 million fans? thats fuckin insane…… way to go KC!

  5. Did you all hear of the riots and fires in KC after the championship…neither did I! Classy team, classy city, classy players, and classy fans!

  6. lots of hooting but no looting
    nice job k.c.

  7. This crowd was monstrous. Proud of my city:)

  8. Congratulations Royals on being the BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD!

    Let’s repeat in 2016!

  9. i love my team and i love my city: LET’S GO ROYALS!!!!!!! 🙂

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