Tonight the Houston Astros reached the 30 million mark in all-time attendance at Minute Maid Park, which first opened in 2000.
Prior to tonightâs 7:05 p.m. game vs. the New York Mets, the all-time attendance mark was at 29,981,380. In the 10-plus seasons of the ballpark, (2000-2010), the Astros have averaged close to 2.77 million in attendance per season.
The Astros will celebrate this attendance milestone as part of the ballclubâs annual Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, October 3 during the 1:05 p.m. game vs. the Chicago Cubs, which will include several prizes for fans in attendance.
The Astros set a new Minute Maid Park single-game attendance record in 2010 with a crowd of 43,836 on Opening Day (April 5 vs. SF). The 30-million milestone includes just regular season attendance, and does not include the 14 postseason games that the Astros have hosted at Minute Maid Park, which have drawn an addtional 589,100 fans to the venue.
MINUTE MAID PARK ATTENDANCE RECORDS
- Largest Crowd, Single Game - 43,836, 4/5/10 vs. SF (Opening Day)
- Attendance, Season - 3,087,872, 2004
- Attendance, Single Month - 641,054, May, 2004 (17 dates)
- Home Series - 172,835, July 28-31, 2005 vs. NYM (4 games)
Source: Houston Astros
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