10/03/2010 4:43 PM ET
Twins regular season ends with all-time franchise attendance record
Twins draw 3,223,640 fans in Target Field's inaugural season
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the Minnesota Twins regular season draws to a close, the club today announced that they have set a new all-time annual attendance record. Following today's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Twins all-time regular season attendance stands at 3,223,640 (average of 39,798 per game).
The previous record was set in the 1988, the year following the Twins first-ever World Series Championship. During the 1988 season, the Twins became the first American League team to attract 3 millions fans by drawing 3,030,672 fans, a benchmark that was surpassed during the 77th home game of the 2010 season.
"This is a proud moment in the history of the Twins franchise," said Dave St. Peter, Twins President. "We are tremendously thankful to the fans throughout Twins Territory, not only in terms of our new attendance record, but in making Target Field the best stadium experience in all of professional sports. There is no question that our fans have created a tremendous home field advantage at Target Field."
Prior to 2010, the Twins previous top ten annual attendance records included:
- 1988 - 3,030,672 fans
- 1992 - 2,482,428 fans
- 2009 - 2,416,237 fans
- 2008 - 2,302,431 fans
- 2007 - 2,296,347 fans
- 1991 - 2,293,842 fans
- 2006 - 2,285,018 fans
- 1989 - 2,277,438 fans
- 1987 - 2,081,976 fans
- 1993 - 2,048,673 fans
The Twins have now drawn more than 3 million fans for the second time in franchise history and more than 2 million fans for the 12th time in franchise history. In addition, the 2010 season includes a streak of 22 consecutive games in which the team drew crowds of 40,000 or more between July 3 and August 31. The previous record of 7 consecutive games with 40,000 or more fans was set in 1988 between August 10 and August 20.
Through the 81-game regular season in 2010, the Twins have an average paid attendance of 39,798, placing the team in the top six in Major League Baseball. Only the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Angels have higher average attendance rates.
During the Inaugural Season at Target Field, the Twins have sold out 79 games at Target Field (78 consecutively), another franchise record.
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