Blue Springs man breaks record as 2,477,701st fan to enter Kauffman Stadium this season

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was a record breaking night at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday.

The team has officially seen its highest number of fans this season, beating a record set previously in 1989.

The magic number was 3,074 on Wednesday night, and the team had no doubt it would welcome a record setting fan into this particular game.

Meanwhile, a Blue Springs man still can't believe he played such a big part.

One by one fans funneled into Kauffman Stadium, including Piper Cole who brought her four boys. On the record breaking fan attendance night, she recalled years when there were only a handful of fans in the stands.

"My very first Royal's game was in 1990 and I'm going to say if there were 100 people here, I would be shocked," said Cole.

Just a year prior, in 1989, the stadium set the previous record at 2,477,700 fans that season.

Coming off a stellar 2014 post-season, not many are shocked the fan attendance record has been broken this season.

"This is funny because this time last year we we're trying to figure out how to play successfully in big crowds, now they crave it," said Royal's manager Ned Yost.

Tony Tucker of Blue Springs was the 3,074th fan to enter the gates Wednesday night.

"Yeah I heard they were trying to break the record, that they were going to break the record but I didn’t know it was going to be me that actually broke it," said Tucker.

He walked away with a specialized Royals jersey signed by all the players, a certificate and upgraded seats for him and his family at Wednesday night's game.

This record breaking night is a big cause for celebration, for a team fueled by its fans.