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davereds24
07-29-2010, 04:30 PM
Anyone know when this was? Yankees, Red Sox, Giants/Bonds, Tribe, Cubs? I can't remember an ordinary NL series selling out since GABP was new.

sabometrics
07-29-2010, 05:21 PM
I don't know if they were sellouts but when the Cards came to town in early August '06 there were three straight games that were real close.

jhc2010
07-29-2010, 07:02 PM
Here are all of the series where the Reds have drawn 100,000+ fans at GABP.


That St. Louis series in 2006 was not completely sold out. Those numbers are ridiculous though for a weeknight series.

St. Louis @ Cincinnati - 2006
Monday, August 7 - 34,262
Tuesday, August 8 - 40,094
Wednesday, August 9 - 41,649
Thursday, August 10 - 39,591


The only series that was completely sold out at GABP was the Yankees series back in 2003.

New York Yankees @ Cincinnati - 2003
Tuesday, June 3 - 41,827
Wednesday, June 4 - 42,082
Thursday, June 5 - 42,282
Total for Series - 126,191


The Boston series in '08 was the closest of the past few years.

Boston @ Cincinnati - 2008
Friday, June 13 - 38,855
Saturday, June 14 - 40,947
Sunday, June 15 - 39,958
Total for Series: 119,760



All of these are weekend 3-game series unless otherwise noted.

(I did not include 100,000+ 4 game series unless the per game average would have put them on this list as a 3 game series)

2010 May 28-30 - vs. Houston - 103,769
2010 July 16-18 - vs. Colorado - 103,647

2009 June 5-7 - vs. Chicago Cubs - 105,917
2009 June 19-21 - vs. Chicago White Sox - 103,415
2009 July 3-5 - vs. St. Louis - 102,737

2008 - May 16-18 - vs. Cleveland - 110,068
2008 - May 30-June 1 - vs. Atlanta - 111,542
2008 - June 13-15 vs. Boston - 119,760
2008 - Sept. 5-7 - vs. Chicago Cubs - 109,957

2007 - April 20-22 - vs. Philadelphia - 102,032
2007 - June 8-10 - vs. Cleveland - 107,473
2007 - July 27-29 - vs. Chicago Cubs - 112,061
2007 - Sept. 28-30 - vs. Chicago Cubs - 103,749

2006 - June 9-11 - vs. Chicago Cubs - 101,264
2006 - June 16-18 - vs. Chicago White Sox - 103,693
2006 - June 30-July 2 - vs. Cleveland - 112,471
2006 - August 7-10 - vs. St. Louis - 155,596 (4 game series - Mon-Thurs)

2005 - NO SERIES 100,000+

2004 - May 7-9 - vs. San Francisco - 104,070
2004 - June 4-6 - vs. Montreal - 105,060
2004 - June 15-17 - vs. Texas - 115,998 (Mon-Wed)
2004 - June 25-27 - vs. Pittsburgh - 118,597
2004 - June 29-July 1 - vs. New York Mets - 101,567
2004 - July 2-4 - vs. Cleveland - 105,239
2004 - July 15-18 - vs. St. Louis - 138,879 (4 game series - Thurs-Sun)
2004 - July 30-August 1 - vs. Houston - 103,108
2004 - Sept. 16-19 - vs. Chicago Cubs - 137,731 (4 game series - Thurs-Sun)

2003 - May 23-25 - vs. Florida - 106,954
2003 - June 3-5 - vs. New York Yankees - 126,191 (Tues-Thurs)
2003 - June 16-19 - vs. Chicago Cubs - 138,413 (4 game series - Mon-Thurs)
2003 - July 4-6 - vs. New York Mets - 107,185
2003 - July 17-20 - vs. Houston - 136,945 (4 game series - (Thurs-Sun)
2003 - August 1-3 - vs. San Francisco - 111,813

sabometrics
07-29-2010, 07:39 PM
Wow, great stuff jhc.

NeilHamburger
07-29-2010, 07:51 PM
That Texas series in 2004 sold out because Griffey was going for 500. I remember going to those games, hoping to catch the ball so I could sell it!!!!

davereds24
07-29-2010, 08:28 PM
Thanks jhc, awesome info. I figured there would be at least 1 series since that Yankee one that was sold out.

Barring a collapse the next 4 home series should hit 100k easily.

Reds
07-29-2010, 10:03 PM
I attended the Yankees series at GABP, most were Reds fans out cheering against the Yankees. It wasn't as if 20,000 of the fans were Yankees fans, surprisingly.

WestSideBomber
07-30-2010, 01:00 AM
Thanks jhc, awesome info. I figured there would be at least 1 series since that Yankee one that was sold out.

Barring a collapse the next 4 home series should hit 100k easily.

Absolutely. It's a great time to be a Reds fan!

WestSideBomber
07-30-2010, 01:08 AM
Interesting read from cincinnati.com

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20100729/SPT04/7300353/Reds-success-ticket-sales

"It wasn't until the end of May that fans really began coming out: A series with Houston drew more than 30,000 per game. Prior to that, the Reds were averaging only 21,500. Since then they're averaging more than 28,000."

"A few weeks ago, the Reds began promoting a "Buy a 2011 season ticket, get all of our August and September games for free" as a way to build the base.

"That's incredibly aggressive marketing," said Maury Brown, president of the Business of Sports Network, which tracks such things. "That's a win-win for the fans."

The only other major league club that's doing it is the Padres, who announced their program back in June and already have had 100 people sign up. The Reds, much later in getting on board, have already sold 50."

davereds24
07-30-2010, 01:11 AM
I wonder how many of those 50 are scalpers? I would be a majority are, not that the Reds care.

bounty37h
07-30-2010, 04:25 PM
I would be pee'd off if I had already bought season tix for this year and now they give away 2 free months to the ones coming and jumping on board now!!

Vottomatic
07-30-2010, 05:42 PM
What is the seating/standing capacity crowd of GABP? I seriously don't know and was wondering.

jhc2010
07-30-2010, 05:49 PM
Its officially listed at 42,271.

Reds
07-30-2010, 05:53 PM
42,000 + is a packed yard. Add another 1,000 SRO and you might get 43,000 for a big game.

the 42,282 (10 more than the official capacity) for the Yankees game in 2003 is probably as full as she's ever been.

WestSideBomber
07-30-2010, 06:04 PM
What is the seating/standing capacity crowd of GABP? I seriously don't know and was wondering.

42,271 is the regular capacity. The largest crowd ever is 42,794 on Opening Day 2005. I couldn't find anything about the number of SRO tickets that are made available.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CIN/2005-schedule-scores.shtml