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Want a ‘Royals Ave’ sign? The city is taking orders for a limited time

Michael Butler, a former Carl Junction, Missouri, resident now livingi in from New York, handed over his $30 and was the last person to buy a Royals Ave. street sign at City Hall Wednesday morning, much to the dismay of the people lined up behind him
Michael Butler, a former Carl Junction, Missouri, resident now livingi in from New York, handed over his $30 and was the last person to buy a Royals Ave. street sign at City Hall Wednesday morning, much to the dismay of the people lined up behind him The Star

Kansas City’s replica “Royals AVE” street sign was so popular this week that the city is taking orders.

More than 300 signs sold out fast outside City Hall downtown on Wednesday, and some people were turned away.

“The response to the signs has been outstanding,” Kansas City spokesman Chris Hernandez said. “Clearly, everyone in the city wants to live on ‘Royals Ave,’ or at least hang the sign on a wall at home.”

To order, send an email with your name, contact information and quantity requested to communications@kcmo.org by 3 p.m. Friday. Put “royals sign” in the subject line.

You will be contacted in a few days with information about picking up the signs.

The signs are $30 each, cash only. Part of the proceeds benefit Major League Baseball’s youth program RBI, Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities, which partners with the Parks & Recreation Department.

The signs are 6-by18-inches, a little smaller but made of the same metal as city street signs. They say “Royals AVE” in white on a blue background.

Hernandez says the idea for the signs arose during the playoff games against the Orioles when, in a unanimous vote, the City Council temporarily renamed Baltimore Avenue as Royals Avenue.

To reach Edward M. Eveld, call 816-234-4442 or send email to eeveld@kcstar.com. On Twitter @eeveld.

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