Jun 27, 2011, 6:52 PM EST
Last weekend’s interleague series drew a total of 1,626,347 fans over three days, MLB.com reports. It marked the first time since July 2008 that the league has enjoyed consecutive weekends of greater than 1.625 million attendance.
Through 168 interleague games this year, the average attendance has been 34,118, a full 20 percent higher than the 28,372 average during intraleague play.
With the Red Sox in town, the Pirates set new PNC Park-highs for attendance on both Saturday (39,483) and Sunday (39,511), as well as a new high for a three-game series (118, 324).
The Phillies also had their highest-attended three-game series, with 137,333 checking out the games against the A’s.
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