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Possibility of Royals sell-out game increasing for Sunday

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Royals fever is spreading like wildfire.

As of Friday night, more than 30,000 tickets had been sold for the Royals Sunday night nationally televised game against the Cleveland Indians.

"All of a sudden, we're in the Playoff hunt for the first time in a long, long time, so it's all played together to kind of make it an exciting late summer," said Royals Vice President of Community Affairs, Toby Cook.

The possibility of playing ball in October is becoming a reality for lifetime Royals fan Jacob McDonald.

"Well, since I was a little boy the Royals have never ever ever ever been very good," he said.

McDonald's family has been waiting for a season like this year to show him what Kansas City baseball is all about.

"I remember the '85 series. I was seven-years old. It was an exciting time, and it hasn't been exciting since, but it is now," said McDonald's uncle, Kasey King.

The Royals are expecting about 90,000 fans to attend the weekend series against the Indians, including the possibility of a sell-out Sunday night.

If they do sell out The K, it will only be the team's third of of the season.

"Looking at it about ten times, 'cause we wanted to go to the game. If it was going to rain, we wasn't gonna go today, we was going to go Sunday," Royals fan Jimmy Snowden told KCTV5 News.

 Justin Jarboe and his girlfriend, Ashly Devera, have been to several games this summer, and decided to get in line to buy tickets for the Indians series.

"Rain's going away, sun's coming out. Let's support the home team," Jarboe said.

After a summer of many more ups than downs, the Royals are hoping for big numbers at the turn styles in what is a crucial home series against the Tribe.

"We haven't been this good since I've been born,"  Devera said.

"It makes my heart pound quite a bit, but I'm here for thick and thin, so I think we're going to be alright," Jarboe added.

With the Royals leading the American League Central Division by a slim game and a half, the stakes are high. Snowden said there's never been a better time to be a fan of the Boys in Blue.

"We've been wanting to go all year. We're coming out and bringing everybody. All of us are coming out. Go Royals!," said Snowden.

"When you get into capacity crowd talk for the weekends at this time of year, you know that people are really paying attention," Cook said.

There are fewer than 8,000 seats left for Sunday's game. A capacity crowd is a scene Royals fan are ready to witness.

"A sell out crowd? It's like going to that high school party for the first time and not knowing where to belong," King said.

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