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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
As the losses mounted in recent years for the Kansas City Chiefs, many area businesses saw their sales plummet.
But the new regime has brought optimism and an opening season win over Jacksonville. With a sea of red expected at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday, business owners are seeing extra green.
Kansas Sampler chief executive officer Aaron Liebert said his stores saw declines of 30 to 50 percent last November and December.
The Chiefs won just two games and secured the number one draft pick.
"If people aren't excited about the team, if they aren't winning, if people aren't watching games at a bar it's a lot less exciting to wear red around town," he said. "I think they like (coach) Andy Reid's style, his demeanor. I think fans recognize it's not a rebuilding year. We have real talent."
Already, he said sales are up 34 percent already in August.
Excitement over new quarterback Alex Smith has created the most demand for his jerseys.
"The NFL is a quarterback league. (Fans) love a good quarterback whether it's Alex Smith, Tony Romo or RG3," Liebert said.
Jerseys for offensive lineman Eric Fisher, who the Chiefs used that number one draft pick on, also have been popular.
The Royals quest for a wild card spot has fueled sales of their gear by 300 percent in August.
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