KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Fans are excited to get their hands on playoff tickets to see the KC Royals in post-season play for the first time since 1985, and on Thursday morning, with the team half-a-game behind Detroit, fans started early, getting their place in line and getting a wristband with a number; ready to buy when tickets go on sale at 10 a.m.
"When I realized I was second in line, super, super excited. I called my dad because he's been a fan for years and he's super excited," said Scott Koelzer. "He's been calling me non-stop since I told him I was second in line, trying to make sure that we get the tickets that we were wanting."
Royals.com is the preferred method for many to purchase the the wildcard and divisional series playoff games at the K.
"It’s a lot of work for us but I think the most exciting thing is the fans. To see the excitement in the fans, especially in this marketplace. This market has been deprived of a winning team for many, many years and we’re hoping the Royals this year can do it and go deep into the postseason," said Steve Shiffman, Ticket Sales Senior Director.
The Royals haven't printed playoff tickets since last year, but unfortunately, they fell short the last week of the season.
This year, they are confident you will actually get to use these tickets.
Season ticket-holders paid $30 a ticket for the cheaper seats, but prices will be a lot higher for the general public since demand is so high.
If the Royals don't make the playoffs, fans will get a refund.
The Royals are expecting a sellout all weekend long against the Detroit Tigers and they believe attendance this year will be the highest in two decades.