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Royals selling bottles of Kauffman Stadium fountain water

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For under $20 people can take home an iconic part of Kauffman Stadium with them. (Kimo Hood/KCTV) For under $20 people can take home an iconic part of Kauffman Stadium with them. (Kimo Hood/KCTV)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

The Fountains at Kauffman Stadium have quite the reputation.

Many may remember when an intoxicated woman decided to jump in during August of last year. But now the iconic fountains are making national news once again.

Now people can purchase a bottle of the fountain water for $10 at a Royals Authentic store located at the stadium. It was being sold for $19.99 at shop.mlb.com, but now it's down to $14.99.

"I'm sure all the experiences I've ever had cannot go into one bottle," said Royals fan Amy Wilderman.

Wilderman says her many times at Royals games are priceless.

"It's fun to watch the game. It's also fun who you're with," she said.

But people may disagree about paying up to $20 for a small bit of that experience in a bottle of the fountain water.

"Maybe if my kids talked me into it," Wilderman said. "They're pretty cool. My kids are absolutely fascinated by them."

"I think about memories.  I think about childhood heroes - George Brett, Bo Jackson, (Bret) Saberhagen.  I think about the fountains as well," said Justin Villarreal.

Villarreal is an Overland Park, KS, native who came up with the pitch to sell fountain water after the Royals Authentic shop had so much interest in the baseballs hit into the fountains.

"We decided to bottle it, seal it and sell it," he said.

A warning to potential purchasers, though: The water is not meant to drink.

"It is sealed with epoxy. The intention is not to be opened," Villarreal said.

"So what do you do with it? Sprinkle it on ya? Baptize yourself with it?" Royals fan Bill Willis joked.

The intention Villarreal has in mind is that fans can take home an iconic part of Kauffman Stadium with them.

"The fountains have been here for 40 years. It's the most iconic thing out here," he said.

It's one of the cheapest things in the store - cheaper than dirt.

Villarreal said the store has a piece that holds dirt from every single infield in Major League Baseball. It sells for $315 and he believes they sold 30 of them last year.

"I think water kind of falls right in line with it. As opposed to taking home some dirt, why not take some water from the fountains?" he said.

Click here to see the item and possibly purchase a bottle for yourself.

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