With a sellout in this afternoon’s game against the Texas Rangers, the fans of the Boston Red Sox have reached 600 consecutive regular season sellout games at Fenway Park extending their record of most consecutive sellouts in baseball history. The previous Major League Baseball record of 455, set by the Cleveland Indians between 1995-2001, was surpassed by Red Sox fans on September 8, 2008. The record streak began on May 15, 2003, in the second year of the new ownership.
“On behalf of John Henry, Tom Werner, and our entire organization, I would like to salute the fans of Red Sox Nation who have extended their own all-time Major League Baseball record to an astonishing 600 straight sellout games,” said Larry Lucchino, President/CEO. “We congratulate them for achieving this extraordinary milestone and for the passion and dedication they have for the game, for their team, and for their ballpark. We will continue to work hard to ensure that we are worthy of their loyal and steadfast support.”
The Red Sox players and coaches recognized the fans of Red Sox Nation for their significant accomplishment by tossing commemorative baseballs into the Fenway Park crowd at the start of Sunday’s game. Ownership, ushers and other staff members also distributed the commemorative baseballs to fans throughout the game.
LONGEST RECORDED REGULAR SEASON SELLOUT STREAKS IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
No. Team Years
600* Boston Red Sox 2003-2010
455 Cleveland Indians 1995-2001
203 Colorado Rockies 1995-1997
LONGEST RECORDED REGULAR SEASON SELLOUT STREAKS IN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS HISTORY
No. Team Years
744 Portland Trailblazers (NBA) 1977-1995
600* Boston Red Sox (MLB) 2003-2010
407 Colorado Avalanche (NHL) 1995-2006
* Active Sellout Streak
Source: Boston Red Sox
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