You don’t think there was some pent-up demand for outdoor baseball in Minnesota? The Twins set a season attendance record at Target Field yesterday, despite playing at a very small venue by MLB standards.
“We are thrilled to have achieved this record during our Inaugural Season at Target Field,” said Dave St. Peter, Twins President. “Thanks to the great fans throughout Twins Territory, we have again made history in our first year at Minnesota’s new ballpark.”
After yesterday’s game, the Twins single-season attendance record stands at 3,063,327. With four games left in the regular season schedule, the Twins are expected to surpass 3.2 million fans in attendance.
Prior to 2010, the Twins previous top five 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
All of those records were set at the Metrodome. Despite the fondness felt by many toward the old Metropolitan Stadium, the Twins were a good draw there at a time when a million fans a year was a great total.
As of yesterday, the Twins have sold out 75 games at Target Field (74 consecutively), another franchise record.
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