Chicago Cubs set single-season attendance record at Wrigley Field

The
Chicago Cubs set a single-season attendance record by reaching 3,211,098 fans
in their 80th home date this year at Wrigley Field, soaring past the previous
record mark of 3,170,184 set in 2004.

In
addition to establishing a Wrigley Field record, the 3,211,098 is the largest
single-season attendance mark for any franchise or venue in the history of the
city of

Chicago.

With
Sunday’s regular season Wrigley Field finale vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates, the
Cubs surpass 3,250,000 fans at Wrigley Field in 2007, the ballpark’s 94th
season.

“This is
an incredibly proud time for the Chicago Cubs organization and our fans, the
greatest in all of baseball,” said Cubs President John McDonough. “The
Cubs are eternally grateful and thankful for the fans’ remarkable support for
this franchise, and our goal remains to properly reward their support and
unwavering passion.”

The Cubs
on September 10 also set a club record by reaching three millions fans at
Wrigley Field faster than any other season in franchise history, as that
afternoon’s make-up game crowd of 40,358 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals brought
the Cubs and Wrigley Field beyond the three million mark in the club’s 75th
home date of 2007, surpassing the previous record of 77 home dates to three
million fans in 2004 and 2006.

The Cubs
have now surpassed three million fans in home attendance in each of the last
four seasons starting in 2004 when the club reached the mark for the first
time. In 2007, the Cubs are averaging 40,139 per contest.

The Cubs
are one of only five teams in Major League Baseball to reach three million fans
in each of the last four seasons starting in 2004, joining the Dodgers,
Yankees, Angels, Giants and Cardinals.

Here is a
look at the top single-season Wrigley Field attendance numbers:

Rank
Season Home Attendance
Dates Avg.

1.

2007 3,211,098

80
40,139

2.
2004 3,170,184
81 39,138

3.
2006 3,123,215

80

39,040

4.
2005 3,099,992

80 38,750