The Phillies are down to a precious 6 home games left after tonight's game on Monday. They’ve had an incredible 67 home sellouts including tonight’s sold out Citizens Bank Park. It’s a dream come true to the ballclub, and fueled by the World Series win from last year. Last year for the 2008 season, the Phillies just missed drawing the magical 3.5 million fans, they finished with 3,422,583 that went through the turnstiles and paid to see baseball in Philadelphia for the Phillies. In fact, the Phillies have never drawn 3.5 million fans in one year ever in the history of Phillies baseball. Even when the cavernous Veteran’s Stadium was open from 1971-2003. The year after the Phillies won it all in 1980, the attendance actually went down from 2,651,650 in 1980 to 1,638,752 in 1981 because of the strike shortened season that year. The attendance figure rebounded in 1982 with 2,376,394 paying to see baseball that year at Veteran’s Stadium.
|Citizens Bank Attendance totals||Record |
So this season will put the total of fans through the turnstiles at CBP at 3.5 million fans takes the total of fans just watching the Phillies there to 18.6 million total watching baseball. That’s an incredible amount of fans in just 6 full seasons at the new ballpark after the regular season winds down this coming Sunday.
The magic number may be 3 tonight for the Phillies to clinch the National League East, but the real 'magical' number is 3.5 - the millions of fans that have watched them play this year by the time this homestand is over. Does the area have Phillies fever? You bet they do!
Clinch dates of Phillies teams:
|2008||10-29-2008||Win World Series|
|2008||10-15-2008||Win NL Pennant|
|2008||9-27-2008||Win NL East Title|
|2007||9-30-2007||Win NL East Title|