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Phillies celebrate 100th consecutive sellout

Aug 19, 2010, 9:28 PM EDT

As Todd Zolecki of MLB.com points out, the Phillies celebrated the 100th consecutive sellout of Citizens Bank Park on Thursday night before their game against the Giants. The stadium has a capacity of 43,651...

As Todd Zolecki of MLB.com points out, the Phillies celebrated the 100th consecutive sellout of Citizens Bank Park on Thursday night before their game against the Giants.

The stadium has a capacity of 43,651 and 42,900 non-standing room tickets must be sold for a game to be considered a sellout.  Since July 9, 2009, that has not been a problem, which is truly quite a feat.

“We’ve averaged over 3.1 million in the seven years at Citizens Bank
Park,” Phillies vice president of sales and ticket operations John Weber told MLB.com. “It’s always been about the ballpark, our homegrown
winning team and the fans. Those three components make our job so much
easier.”

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel acknowledged the great fan support before Thursday’s game.

“I’d just like to say you’re the best fans I’ve ever seen in baseball,”
he said. “And your energy and the fact you pull for us every night is
going to help us get to the World Series again.”

The Phillies currently boast a 68-51 record and sit only two games back of the Braves in the National League East.  They lead the hunt for the NL Wild Card.

  1. Ditto65 - Aug 19, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    2 games back of the Braves, not the Phillies (Feel free to delete this post once corrected).

  2. Dwight Evans Mustache - Aug 20, 2010 at 5:06 AM

    It’s weird that I’ve been getting emails lately about a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” ticket offer for some of the Astros games next week. If they’ve been selling out so well why would they need to run a promotion like that? Maybe it was starting to look like the streak would be in jeopardy next week?

  3. djeg07 - Aug 20, 2010 at 8:10 AM

    so what is the capacity of the stadium,
    The stadium has a capacity of 43,651 and 42,900 non-standing room tickets must be sold for a game to be considered a sellout.
    so the stadium only has 751 seats? as they have 42900 standing room only, or is the stadium 43651, and they are counting the sidewalk parking lot, parking garage as the 42900???

  4. The Dangerous Mabry - Aug 20, 2010 at 9:55 AM

    So what have we learned? Win games, and you sell tickets. It simply doesn’t work the other way around. The bandwagon fan is the key to selling out a park.

  5. Utley's hair - Aug 20, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    There are 43,651 seats at the Bank. I have no idea why sellouts can be declared if 751 fewer tickets than capacity are sold, but whatever.

    And there have been more than a few comparisons to Vet sellouts (40-something over a three-decade lifespan), which is ludicrous. The Vet had 62,000 seats for Phightins games. That’s 19,000 more seats in a mausoleum to watch quite a few teams that played like they deserved to dwell in one.

  6. Old Gator - Aug 20, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    I don’t see what’s such a big deal about 100 sellouts in a row. The average congressman or senator exceeds that number handily three days into every congressional session.

  7. Utley's hair - Aug 20, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    You and Scrooge don’t have to worry about such trivial things, Gator.

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