Todayâ€™s Spring Training game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers was attended by 8,278 fans, the largest crowd in the 17-year history of City of Palms Park. The previous record of 8,249 was established on March 5, 2007 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a span of 38 games. Today also marked Bostonâ€™s 85th consecutive Grapefruit League (non-college or exhibition) sellout at City of Palms Park dating back to March 16, 2003.
â€śThis is a remarkable achievement for Red Sox fans in Southwest Florida and for all those who travel hundreds of miles to attend Spring Training in Lee County,â€ť said Red Sox Chief Operating Officer Mike Dee. â€śThis kind of fan commitment is truly humbling and we never forget that it is the dedicated members of Red Sox Nation who have created the magic associated with our franchise around the world.â€ť
Source: Boston Red Sox
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