Royals’ fans leave behind some interesting things when visiting Kauffman Stadium

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If you've been to a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium, you may have noticed someone leaving an umbrella or a baseball glove in the stands, or perhaps even a credit card.

And with the Royals beating season attendance records, they're seeing a lot more of this.

"We pulled in the driveway Friday night when we got home, and my daughter is like, ‘you don`t have my purse?’" recalled Michelle Schultz, who attended the Royals game Friday night.

It happens to the best of us. You're having a good time somewhere, then you get home and realize you've left something behind.

"I guess you just get into the excitement and forget," added Schultz. "I think the Royals have really good fans, so I was hoping my fellow fans would turn it in."

Schultz showed up to the stadium on Monday and got the purse back with everything inside.

"With the increased attendance, it`s been pretty interesting to see the increase in lost and found," said Anthony Mozzicato, the Director of Guest Experience for the Royals.

He says they get a lot of phone calls after games.

"We had a 60 day policy, so within 60 days if your item is not claimed, we donate it to a charity depending on what type of item it is," said Mozzicato.

But because of such high attendance, they only hold items for 45 days now.

"Our capacity of storage through lost and found has been maximized, so we had to say ‘okay it`s time to clear it out, because we have nowhere else to put all this stuff’" said Mozzicato.

Besides fans, ushers and cleaning crew will turn items in at the end of each game.

People often forget their credit cards, backpacks, gloves, cell phones, and then there's the not so common items.

"We've had a woman`s bra turned into us once," said Mozzicato. "We've had a state championship wrestling belt turned into us as well; that`s still in our possession. We've held onto that one."

The items that remain past 45 days are given to City Union Mission or it's thrown out if it can't be donated.

Royals’ staff says cash is also turned in often, which is donated to Royals Charities, and so far more than $1,000 has helped the cause internally.

Cell phones not picked up after 45 days are also given to a company that refurbishes them for military veterans in need.

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