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DrCrawdad
03-20-2005, 12:23 PM
Outside of Cubs-Sox games, how many games did the Sox sell out last year? How many games did they draw in excess of 30K (excluding Cubs-Sox)?

MisterB
03-20-2005, 01:28 PM
Outside of Cubs-Sox games, how many games did the Sox sell out last year? How many games did they draw in excess of 30K (excluding Cubs-Sox)?

Other than Cub games, this is what I see:

Tues. 4/13 vs. KC - 37706 (home opener)
Tues. 4/20 vs. NYY - 32034
Thu. 4/22 vs. NYY - 34030
Sat. 5/15 vs. MIN - 32360
Tues. 6/8 vs. PHI - 33114
Sat. 6/12 vs. ATL - 34719
Sun. 6/13 vs. ATL - 32589
Sat. 7/10 vs. SEA - 37405
Sun. 7/11 vs. SEA - 31305
Fri. 7/23 vs. DET - 32930
Sat. 7/24 vs. DET - 38055
Mon. 7/26 vs. MIN - 38362
Tues. 7/27 vs. MIN - 37528
Wed. 7/28 vs. MIN - 32605
Sat. 8/7 vs. CLE - 32790
Mon. 8/9 vs. CLE - 31116
Fri. 8/20 vs. BOS - 38720
Sat. 8/21 vs. BOS - 37303
Sun. 8/22 vs. BOS - 34355
Sun. 9/5 vs. SEA - 30409

Hard to tell exactly what counts as a 'selllout' due to comp tickets.

chisoxmike
03-20-2005, 03:31 PM
I believe I heard that the team sold out a total of 10 games. So, without the Cubs series it would've been 7 games.

Gosox1917
03-20-2005, 03:35 PM
From what I remember last year, they tend to count games where the attendence was more than 37000 as a sellout, so yes, according to the list, there were 7 sellouts not including the sox/cubs games

ewokpelts
03-20-2005, 03:55 PM
comp tix dont count towards attendance..it has to have face value higher than 0.00

Gene

GiveMeSox
03-20-2005, 07:51 PM
Other than Cub games, this is what I see:

Tues. 4/13 vs. KC - 37706 (home opener)
Tues. 4/20 vs. NYY - 32034
Thu. 4/22 vs. NYY - 34030
Sat. 5/15 vs. MIN - 32360
Tues. 6/8 vs. PHI - 33114
Sat. 6/12 vs. ATL - 34719
Sun. 6/13 vs. ATL - 32589
Sat. 7/10 vs. SEA - 37405
Sun. 7/11 vs. SEA - 31305
Fri. 7/23 vs. DET - 32930
Sat. 7/24 vs. DET - 38055
Mon. 7/26 vs. MIN - 38362
Tues. 7/27 vs. MIN - 37528
Wed. 7/28 vs. MIN - 32605
Sat. 8/7 vs. CLE - 32790
Mon. 8/9 vs. CLE - 31116
Fri. 8/20 vs. BOS - 38720
Sat. 8/21 vs. BOS - 37303
Sun. 8/22 vs. BOS - 34355
Sun. 9/5 vs. SEA - 30409

Hard to tell exactly what counts as a 'selllout' due to comp tickets.

The last figure I saw about capacity said the current number of seats is around 42,000. That includes the skyboxes, stadium club restaurant, and the scout seats. When they sell out expect to see something around 38-40k tickets sold. The other 2-4 k seats are filled with in house non for sale tickets like promotional events, in house use, give a ways, and charities.

DrCrawdad
03-20-2005, 09:02 PM
Other than Cub games, this is what I see:

Tues. 4/13 vs. KC - 37706 (home opener)
Tues. 4/20 vs. NYY - 32034
Thu. 4/22 vs. NYY - 34030
Sat. 5/15 vs. MIN - 32360
Tues. 6/8 vs. PHI - 33114
Sat. 6/12 vs. ATL - 34719
Sun. 6/13 vs. ATL - 32589
Sat. 7/10 vs. SEA - 37405
Sun. 7/11 vs. SEA - 31305
Fri. 7/23 vs. DET - 32930
Sat. 7/24 vs. DET - 38055
Mon. 7/26 vs. MIN - 38362
Tues. 7/27 vs. MIN - 37528
Wed. 7/28 vs. MIN - 32605
Sat. 8/7 vs. CLE - 32790
Mon. 8/9 vs. CLE - 31116
Fri. 8/20 vs. BOS - 38720
Sat. 8/21 vs. BOS - 37303
Sun. 8/22 vs. BOS - 34355
Sun. 9/5 vs. SEA - 30409

Hard to tell exactly what counts as a 'sellout' due to comp tickets.

Thanks for the info. A Cub fan told me that the Sox only sellout when the Cubs play at the Cell. I knew that the Cub fan was wrong because I seemed to remember the Sox selling out opening day, at least.

chez742002
03-21-2005, 12:26 AM
The total stadium capacity according to city regulations is 39,336. This is after all of the renovations. This includes the bullpen bar, the outfield walkway and the new kids area. The White Sox have charity/ promotional giveaways from 2500 to 3000 people/tickets per game, therefore a sellout would be considered anything from 36,000 to 40,000 or more if they give standing room only tickets. I know it is impossible for the city to enforce this rule, but the stadium like any other building has a capacity that is deemed responsible by the city, WhiteSox organization and/or firecode. I know the team is going to be great this year so I hope there will be many more sellouts compared to last year. I will do my part. I am a new season ticket holder myself Sec 131 Row 12 Seats 6-10. My brother is also a new season ticket holder, the row behind me and my dad has been for 28 years and his row is right in front of me. Every game is a family reunion and sometimes it is not so friendly. I go to about 45- 50 games a year so I will see ya all there and a lot!!! Support the team, they deserve it and maybe we can draw 2 million plus. Then Reinsdorf will have absolutely NO EXCUSE NOT TO SPEND and we will go on to win OUR WORLD SERIES that WE SO STRONGLY DESERVE!! and way before Flubs fans get one!!!
I always wondered why Reinsdorf does not just ask White Sox fans to buck up to buy players that the Sox want!! I would give Reinsdorf more money if he asked me to help him buy the South Side a World Series even if building a champion is more fun!!!! Wouldn't everyone else do the same on this site? I know one thing, Cubs fans wouldn't because they would not know who or what the ballplayers names are that the Cubs were trying to get!! Wait a minute!! Maybe they would because they all go to Wrigley and spend their money for crap anyways; they go there to worship the Shrine, even though they have no idea who is playing, what the score is or even what the hell is going on at all in the first place. The funniest thing is that they will not have names on their home jerseys this year, that is going to be a joke. So if you want to go out for a laugh, forget the Comedy Clubs in the area; Go to Wrigley Field(only for the Sox/Cubs series because you do not want to give that sad organization any of your money, get injured from flying concrete or piss in a metal pan and have to smell it all day), watch a game and listen to the idiots try to explain what is going on:

"#8 hit the ball and ran to second", said idiot #1. "He hit it far and hard, right?" said idiot #2."He hit a double", said the Sox fan down the row. "Yeah, a double, thats right, We are number one! Whoo Hoo!" replied idiot #2. "Who is #8?" said idiot #1, then idiot #2 replied, "When is Nomar up?" The Sox fan just laughed, thought how happy he was to be a south side White Sox fan and hoped that these two were never allowed to procreate or meet anyone from another city because it might give us real Chicago sports fans a bad reputation.

Go Sox, to hell with the Flubs and their Fans!!!
:gulp: :dtroll:"Cheers to being born a Sox fan on the South Side, instead of being born a Wrigley Field Beer Garden fan on the North Side of town!!!":whiner: :whiner:

SoxWillWin
03-21-2005, 01:56 AM
I know one thing, Cubs fans wouldn't because they would not know who or what the ballplayers names are that the Cubs were trying to get!! Wait a minute!! Maybe they would because they all go to Wrigley and spend their money for crap anyways; they go there to worship the Shrine, even though they have no idea who is playing, what the score is or even what the hell is going on at all in the first place. The funniest thing is that they will not have names on their home jerseys this year, that is going to be a joke. So if you want to go out for a laugh, forget the Comedy Clubs in the area; Go to Wrigley Field(only for the Sox/Cubs series because you do not want to give that sad organization any of your money, get injured from flying concrete or piss in a metal pan and have to smell it all day), watch a game and listen to the idiots try to explain what is going on:

"#8 hit the ball and ran to second", said idiot #1. "He hit it far and hard, right?" said idiot #2."He hit a double", said the Sox fan down the row. "Yeah, a double, thats right, We are number one! Whoo Hoo!" replied idiot #2. "Who is #8?" said idiot #1, then idiot #2 replied, "When is Nomar up?" The Sox fan just laughed, thought how happy he was to be a south side White Sox fan and hoped that these two were never allowed to procreate or meet anyone from another city because it might give us real Chicago sports fans a bad reputation.

Go Sox, to hell with the Flubs and their Fans!!!
:gulp: :dtroll:"Cheers to being born a Sox fan on the South Side, instead of being born a Wrigley Field Beer Garden fan on the North Side of town!!!":whiner: :whiner:

Well you've managed to turn CUBS SUCK!!!!! into 319 words......congratulations.....and I completely agree!!!!

:gulp:

nasox
03-21-2005, 08:03 AM
Well you've managed to turn CUBS SUCK!!!!! into 319 words......congratulations.....and I completely agree!!!!

:gulp:

WORD

DrCrawdad
03-22-2005, 04:30 PM
Other than Cub games, this is what I see:

Tues. 4/13 vs. KC - 37706 (home opener)
Tues. 4/20 vs. NYY - 32034
Thu. 4/22 vs. NYY - 34030
Sat. 5/15 vs. MIN - 32360
Tues. 6/8 vs. PHI - 33114
Sat. 6/12 vs. ATL - 34719
Sun. 6/13 vs. ATL - 32589
Sat. 7/10 vs. SEA - 37405
Sun. 7/11 vs. SEA - 31305
Fri. 7/23 vs. DET - 32930
Sat. 7/24 vs. DET - 38055
Mon. 7/26 vs. MIN - 38362
Tues. 7/27 vs. MIN - 37528
Wed. 7/28 vs. MIN - 32605
Sat. 8/7 vs. CLE - 32790
Mon. 8/9 vs. CLE - 31116
Fri. 8/20 vs. BOS - 38720
Sat. 8/21 vs. BOS - 37303
Sun. 8/22 vs. BOS - 34355
Sun. 9/5 vs. SEA - 30409

Hard to tell exactly what counts as a 'selllout' due to comp tickets.

Where did you get this info? Was the home opener a sellout?

BridgePortNative
03-22-2005, 05:24 PM
from what I heard from whitesox.com after the season was that there were 14 sellouts altogether. So 11 sellouts excluding the Cubs-Sox games. The amazing thing about 04 was that if they kept their winning ways they would have broken the attendece record which is i think 2.9 mill. If the Sox do great this year they will break that record.

Ol' No. 2
03-22-2005, 05:30 PM
from what I heard from whitesox.com after the season was that there were 14 sellouts altogether. So 11 sellouts excluding the Cubs-Sox games. The amazing thing about 04 was that if they kept their winning ways they would have broken the attendece record which is i think 2.9 mill. If the Sox do great this year they will break that record.From the attendance numbers I saw there was no way they were going to beat 2.9M last year without a huge surge at the end. Through July they were running about 16% over 2003. Carried through to the end of the year that would have put them around 2.3M.

MisterB
03-22-2005, 07:45 PM
Where did you get this info? Was the home opener a sellout?

ESPN White Sox Schedule and Results (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlbhist/teams/schedule?team=chw&season=2004&seasonType=2&half=1)

Almost positive the home opener was a sellout (there could have easily been 2k or so comp tickets given out)

chisoxmike
03-22-2005, 08:03 PM
The home opener was sold out. It didn't look like it becuase some people chose to be in the fan deck, and since it was ASS COLD I bet a lot of people chose the bullpen sports bar to stay warm, and the concorse during the game.

Hitmen77
03-26-2005, 01:17 PM
How is it that the Sox always have a "sellout" at below park capacity (actually, I understand that part - comp. tix) and the Cubs seem to have alot of attendance numbersabove their park capacity. Is it that the Cubs give away no comp. tix?

And why are they allowed to have standing room only at Wrigley Field, but not at USCF? Hasn't anyone every raised "SRO" sellouts at Wrigley as a safety issue?

ewokpelts
03-26-2005, 02:44 PM
How is it that the Sox always have a "sellout" at below park capacity (actually, I understand that part - comp. tix) and the Cubs seem to have alot of attendance numbersabove their park capacity. Is it that the Cubs give away no comp. tix?

And why are they allowed to have standing room only at Wrigley Field, but not at USCF? Hasn't anyone every raised "SRO" sellouts at Wrigley as a safety issue?
uncle jerry dosent allow sros since a lot of people, with expensive lower deck tickets, congregate out in centerfield. Any sro tix would be in that area.
Gene