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Phillies Sellout Streak Ends at 257 Games

Posted by Pat Gallen, Mon, August 06, 2012 09:01 PM | Comments: 7
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The fans have spoken. Phillies fans do not want to shell out good money for an underachieving team and have made their collective voices heard.

After 257 consecutive sellouts, the Phillies streak ended on Monday night against Atlanta. Just 41,665 came out to Citizens Bank Park. It’s a respectable number, but not quite the 43,000-plus needed to extend the streak.

“The number of sellouts could not have been possible without the tremendous loyalty of our fans who continue to lead all of Major League Baseball in average attendance this year,” said Phillies President David Montgomery.

The Phillies’ consecutive sellout streak was the longest ever in the National League and the third-longest in Major League Baseball history.  The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians hold the two highest records in MLB; the Red Sox have a current streak of 772 sellouts while the Indians experienced 455 sellouts from 1995-2001.

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  • Posts: 0 Fred

    Translation: the frauds jumped off the bandwagon

     
  • Posts: 0 Rick

    Yeah well when you only have 35,000 seats, it’s pretty easy to sell-out.
    Even though the streak is over, it’s still twice as many as those POG fans in DC….and they’re in first place!

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    They’ll be back. I’ve been at the Vet when there were 50,000 people in the stands, I’ve been there when there were 15,000 people there. Whether this is a message or just the “frontrunners” showing themselves, the up-and-comers should pay attention and step up. (You hear me, Domonic Brown? Mayberry Jr.?) This is your chance be be the guys that start the next streak of sellouts. Make the most of it and GO GET SOME!!

     
    • Posts: 0 Ozzie

      That just fired me up Geoff, I’m guessing your a coach. And you are correct, Dom Brown and Mayberry need to step up and become the future now.

       
      • Posts: 0 glenn

        phillies fan all my life and always will be, its been a good run and what more can we ask for as a fan these last few years been great, so we had a bad year but we still have a big upside and the brass will spend money… win or lose i’m a phillie fan….

         
  • Posts: 2990 Chuck A.

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    Well…my pocket just got a little heavier with the money I will now save as I head to the park tomorrow night. GOOD Tix on Stubhub can be had for a song.

     
  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    We know that the turnstiles did not crank over 41,000 times tonight. The sell outs are based on the number of tickets sold.

     
 
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