Crews burn the midnight oil to get Kauffman ready for World Series

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - World Series preparations were underway at Kauffman Stadium Sunday night. The heads groundskeeper said staff will work into the night to get everything ready for Tuesday's game.

"We were able to work on the center field this morning and we might do some mowing tonight," said Trevor Vance.

Vance said not all of the preparations were finished Sunday because both the Royals and Mets had batting practice. He said the ALCS logo on the grass will be painted over with a World Series one that is 26 feet longer.

"They are designed that the other logo will sit right on top of that one, that's why we put blue over those white letters," Vance said. "The background is going to be blue and we will put the new one right on top of it."

Crews change out ALCS signage-- to say 'World Series'.

Crews change out ALCS signage-- to say 'World Series'.

Vance said because the new logo is more than twice as long as the ALCS one, it will require more drying time. Crews must get fans blowing on the logo tonight so it is dried before tomorrow's batting practice.

World Series signage was also installed Sunday behind the dugout.

Many Chiefs fans left Sunday's game and walked across the parking lot to Kauffman Stadium to pick up some Royals gear from the team store and tent.

"I am rocking my Chiefs shirt and my Royals World Series cap," said Bob Torp, who was shopping. "It's pretty exciting, I have always been a big Royals fan so it's fun to watch and I am really enjoying it."

While Chiefs fans supported their boys in blue, some of the boys in blue themselves, along with Coach Ned Yost, went to the Chiefs game before Sunday's batting practice.

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