Someone was living the dream on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals.
They were playing Mario Kart on the big screen of the MLB stadium, an 84 ft wide and 105 ft tall high-definition LED display.
we sent our helicopter out to get aerials of Arrowhead Stadium and on its way there it noticed a game of Mario Kart had broken out on the Crown Vision board at Kauffman Stadium?? 😂 pic.twitter.com/rOy0icieVi— Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) January 8, 2019
The action was spotted by a KCTV helicopter, which was sent up above the neighbouring Arrowhead Stadium to get aerials for Saturday’s playoff game involving the Kansas City Chiefs.
“We sent our helicopter out to get aerials of Arrowhead Stadium,” tweeted KCTV’s Tom Martin, who shared the video captured from the helicopter.
“On its way there, it noticed a game of Mario Kart had broken out on the Crown Vision board at Kauffman Stadium??”
The internet blew up over the video, as many admitted that doing something similar would be a dream come true.
Yeah. I tried to get my Wife to buy in on the 100ft LCD big screen but she started going off about mortgage this, food that, i'm crazy this- then she mentioned retirement and I was like EXACTLY, that's how we buy it. She doesn't get it. The person playing mario kart does.— Joseph Sturgill (@JosephSturgill7) January 9, 2019
Finally, the Kansas City Royals and the team’s charitable foundation revealed what was really going on.
“This is a part of a Royals Associates fundraiser with us to kick off the year,” tweeted Royals Charities. “You may even see a video game party on Crown Vision as an auction item in 2019.”
There may be a few more bids for that prize this time around, because you certainly can’t buy the kind of advertisement it got by going viral on Tuesday.