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KC’s Royals Celebration Parade By the Numbers

Tuesday’s parade involved how many pounds of confetti? See the staggering numbers behind one of the largest celebration’s in KC history.

The numbers are in and the Royal Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 3 brought approximately 800,000 fans to Kansas City’s downtown.

“Kansas City is bursting with success, innovation and achievement,” said City Manager Troy Schulte. “We take great pride in all of the work that our employees do each day to make this city great. The support and attendance that our residents showed during the Royal Celebration event was absolutely phenomenal. We hope to continue to share this spirit for our world-winning city throughout the year.”

Photo via the Kansas City Royals’ Facebook page.

Just what goes into a parade of that magnitude? We’re breaking it down by the numbers.

  • 26,012 feet of barricade protected residents along the parade route.
  • 16 confetti cannons showered fans with more than 400 pounds of confetti
  • More than 100 “Home Sweet Home” Limited-edition street banners adorned City streets. (They’re available for purchase with proceeds benetiting the City of Fountains Foundation for $25 here.)
  • Public works, Water Services and Parks & Recreation Departments collectively disposed of more than 14,000 pounds of trash following the parade and rally. 220 trash bins lined the parade route.
  • Kansas City Water Services’ street sweepers cleaned 91 gutter miles and disposed of more than 5 tons of debris.
  • Kansas City Police Department enlisted 400 officers to work the parade, and made only three arrests.
  • Sponsors and supporters contributed $300,000 to the approximate $350,000 total cost of hosting the city-wide celebration. The city expects to pay $50,000 in overtime and cleanup costs.