KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals rally started at 11 a.m. on Thursday but people started lining up at the gates around 9:30 a.m. That means some kids had to skip school.
However, instead of skipping school, some teachers brought the classroom on the road. Thursday morning, Kauffman stadium was a classroom. The lesson?
"History about the Royals Stadium," said eight-year-old Cody Gessling.
This was a field trip planned months ago for students of Hardeman R-10. They drove one and a half hours to get to the stadium.
"60 kids, two buses, two good bus drivers," said Debbie Allison, a grandmother who came along for the ride. "We had about ten cars follow up with parents and grandparents."
It was supposed to be a day spent touring Kauffman Stadium, but the little scholars were in for a big surprise.
"It's really cool and awesome that we get to watch the rally," said Gessling.
Despite the fun, teachers were able to sneak in a little Royals trivia.
"From 1980 something that was the last time they won the world series," Gessling said.
Though history didn't repeat itself, there wasn't a disappointed face in the crowd.
"They're winners and they'll always be winners. We are so proud of them and they are still number one," said Allison.