09/30/2012 4:40 PM EST
Twins season ends with fourth highest all-time attendance record
Twins draw 2,776,354 fans in Target Field’s third season
As the Minnesota Twins season draws to a close, the club today announced that they have drawn 2,776,354 fans during the 2012 season, the fourth most in club history.
Through the 81-game regular season in 2012, the Twins saw an average paid attendance of 34,276, placing the team 12th in the league in terms of overall attendance. In the AL Central Division, only the Detroit Tigers had greater overall attendance. Through three seasons at Target Field, the Twins have attracted a total of 9,168,101 fans (an average of 37,729 per game).
“The Twins are tremendously grateful to our loyal fans for making the Target Field experience one of the top experiences in professional sports,” said Dave St. Peter, Twins President. “While our performance on the field was not what we strive for, our fans have helped make 2012 a memorable year.”
The Twins top ten annual attendance records include:
- 2010 – 3,223,640 fans
- 2011 – 3,168,107 fans
- 1988 – 3,030,672 fans
- 2012 – 2,776,354 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
The Twins have now drawn more than 2 million fans for the 14th time in franchise history.
2013 season tickets now on sale
New season tickets for the 2013 season are now on sale. Fans interested in buying season tickets can visit www.twinsbaseball.com or call 612-375-7454.
About Target Field
Target Field, selected as the location for the 2014 All-Star Game, is one of America's most urban ballparks, located in the historic Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis. In 2011, the Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily named Target Field the Sports Facility of the Year. In 2010, ESPN The Magazine ranked Target Field as the best stadium experience in all professional sports in North America. Designed by POPULOUS with Mortenson Construction serving as construction manager, the 39,500 seat ballpark was completed in 2010. For more information on Target Field, visit www.twinsbaseball.com/targetfield.
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