Royals fans line up all over the metro to get hands on championship gear

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Even before the Royals game was over Thursday night fans were lining up all over the metro to get their championship gear.

Academy Sports employees were also on hold until the end of the game. Rules are that the boxes of pre-printed T-shirts cannot be opened whatsoever until the final score.

"This is awesome," Academy Sports manager Abbey Wilson said. "We are so excited to market to be able to do for all the Royals fans and everyone here at Academy loves to do be part of this it's an exciting time for us for sure."

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Game Time Graphics in Independence was also printing gear that will be distributed to fans.