If the blogs and tweets are any indicator, the 2011 home season for the Giants is going to be a blockbuster at the gate. Fans are already clamoring for duckets and are chopping at the bit to be at the park for some of the key matchups of the season against the Dodgers, Phillies, Padres, and Braves. So the question remains, will the Giants set a new single-season record for attendance in 2011?
If you examine the attendance records for the first 11 years of the ballpark it may be tough for the 2011 team to eclipse the inaugural 2000 season when the club had over 3,318,800 fans come through the turnstiles. Basically, the club needs a sellout for each home game, and that includes games versus doormats like the Pirates, Diamondbacks, Astros, et al.
So what do you think, can a World Series title entice over 3.3 million fans to attend games at AT&T Park in 2011?
Ranked attendance records
- 2000: 3,318,800 (avg: 40,973)
- 2001: 3,311,958 (avg: 40,888)
- 2003: 3,264,898 (avg: 40,307) DIVISIONAL SERIES APPEARANCE
- 2004: 3,256,854 (avg: 39,718)
- 2002: 3,253,203 (avg: 40,163) WORLD SERIES APPEARANCE
- 2007: 3,223,215 (avg: 39,793)
- 2005: 3,181,023 (avg: 39,272)
- 2006: 3,130,023 (avg: 38,646)
- 2010: 3,037,443 (avg: 37,499) WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON
- 2008: 2,863,837 (avg: 35,356)
- 2009: 2,862,100 (avg: 35,335)
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Pac Bell Park - Opening Day 2000