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Ticket & Attendance Watch
Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 25 June 2008 23:03

Los Angeles DodgersThe Los Angeles Dodgers announced Wednesday that they have surpassed the three-million mark in ticket sales for the 2008 season, marking the 13th consecutive season in which they have reached that total and a Major League record 23rd time overall.

During the 2007 season, the Dodgers attracted a record 3,857,036 fans, the highest total in the National League and the second-best mark in the Major Leagues. The attendance total was the fifth-highest in National League history behind only the Colorado Rockies (1993, 1996, and 1997) and the Atlanta Braves (1993).

In 37 home dates thus far in 2008, the Dodgers have drawn 1,667,629 fans, an average 45,071 fans per game. Not included in this total is the team’s exhibition contest against the Red Sox on March 29 which drew a Guinness World Record 115,300 fans to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in a game that benefited ThinkCure, the team’s official charity. Guinness has also certified the Dodgers as having the “Highest Cumulative Attendance for a Baseball Franchise.” According to the Dodgers, "Since 1901, when Major League Baseball began tracking official attendance, the Dodgers have played before more fans than any other franchise in the sport’s history with a cumulative attendance in excess of 177 million."

The Dodgers are in the midst of renovations to Dodger Stadium, which first opened in 1962.  The organization states that the improvements are designed to protect Dodger Stadium’s place as the home of Los Angeles baseball for the next 50 years.

Source: Los Angeles Dodgers press release 

 
 
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