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Bisco Stu
07-28-2004, 12:24 AM
CBS Sportsline said tonight's sellout tied the 2000 record of 8 sellouts. That's the most we've ever had? I know Jim Rome has mocked us for "never selling out" but 8 seems low. Kinda strange we'll set the record in a year that looks destined now for an October vacation.

OEO Magglio
07-28-2004, 12:29 AM
Kinda strange we'll set the record in a year that looks destined now for an October vacation.I hope that's a joke.
:chickenlittle

FoulkeFan
07-28-2004, 09:21 AM
That must be a mistake. In 1994 you couldn't get a ticket all summer, if I remember correctly. I think we had 2-million plus every season from 1991-1993 as well.

Brian26
07-28-2004, 09:37 AM
Times have changed since the early 90's when you think about it...

There are now 4 guaranteed sell-outs every year (Home opener and Cubs series). Back in the early 90's, there was only 1 guaranteed sell-out.

This year, the upper deck is 7000 seats smaller, thus making a sell-out much easier.

People can buy tickets online now, making it more convenient to buy tickets.

Deadguy
07-28-2004, 09:39 AM
That must be a mistake. In 1994 you couldn't get a ticket all summer, if I remember correctly. I think we had 2-million plus every season from 1991-1993 as well.
It has to be a mistake. In 1991, the Sox drew over 3 million fans, meaning that the average attendance was around 39,000 per game.

Brian26
07-28-2004, 09:41 AM
It has to be a mistake. In 1991, the Sox drew over 3 million fans, meaning that the average attendance was around 39,000 per game.

But the capacity back then was 44 or 45k.

We may have had many more near sellouts then, but the upper deck is 7500 seats smaller this year.

Deadguy
07-28-2004, 09:44 AM
But the capacity back then was 44 or 45k.

We may have had many more near sellouts then, but the upper deck is 7500 seats smaller this year.
True, but I don't see how we could average 39,000+ without having more than 8 sell outs for 81 home dates. There must not have been a game that season where attendance fell below 30,000 at any time.

Grobber33
07-28-2004, 10:50 AM
It has to be a mistake. In 1991, the Sox drew over 3 million fans, meaning that the average attendance was around 39,000 per game.
It IS a mistake. The 1991,92,93 & 94 Sox had more sellouts,but you are wrong about 3 Million. No Chicago team has ever drawn 3 Million,altho the Cubs will this year.

Rush20
07-28-2004, 10:54 AM
Could be a play on words. "US Cellular" Record vs. "New Comiskey Record".

Deadguy
07-28-2004, 10:57 AM
It IS a mistake. The 1991,92,93 & 94 Sox had more sellouts,but you are wrong about 3 Million. No Chicago team has ever drawn 3 Million,altho the Cubs will this year.
You're right. I looked it up. It was 2,934,154 in 1991.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/1991.shtml

Deadguy
07-28-2004, 10:58 AM
Could be a play on words. "US Cellular" Record vs. "New Comiskey Record".
It wasn't "US Cellular" in 2000.

Tekijawa
07-28-2004, 11:08 AM
It IS a mistake. The 1991,92,93 & 94 Sox had more sellouts,but you are wrong about 3 Million. No Chicago team has ever drawn 3 Million,altho the Cubs will this year.
Unless the shut down the thirdbase side of the stadium?