Red Sox Fans Beat Tribe Fans
- Updated: September 9, 2008
Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox and their fans for surpassing the all time MLB consecutive home sell out record of 455 games. The Indians sold out Jacobs Field from 1995 to 2001, but last night (9/8/08), the Red Sox sold out their 456th straight game and look to beat that record by at least 12 games (those remaining in the 2008 regular season).
This current streak began on Boston manager Terry Francona’s first home game at Fenway Park, which means that Fenway Park has been sold out for all of Terry’s managerial time in Boston.
As a point of reference, for those of you who think that Fenway Park is still the smallest ballpark in MLB, get this: Oakland’s McAfee Coliseum, built in 1968 seats 37,044; Pittsburgh’s PNC Park, built in 2001 seats 38,217 and Fenway Park, built in 1912 seats 39,928 They are also within a thousand seats from the following two parks U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, built in 1991 seats 40,615 and Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, built in 1973 seats 40,625.