One reason Stan Kasten, Magic Johnson and the rest of the Guggenheim group bought the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.15 billion in 2012 was to give the team’s outstanding, loyal fans a winning product on the field.
While the team has not yet won a World Series since the sale, they have won two consecutive division titles and are the favorite to win it again in 2015.
To show their appreciation, the fans are once again proving their loyalty to ownership through ticket sales. On Thursday, the Dodgers announced that the club has exceeded three million in ticket sales for the 2015 season, reaching the milestone at the earliest date in franchise history.
Season ticket sales were capped at 35,000 and have reached their limit, but mini plans, which include Opening Day tickets, are still available for purchase. Single-game tickets remain on sale, but fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to avoid being shut out of popular rivalry games and promotional dates.
In 2014, the Dodgers led the Majors in home attendance for the 26th time since moving to Los Angeles in 1958. Their home attendance of 3,782,337 was the second-highest single-season mark in Dodger Stadium history (3,857,036 in 2007). The Dodgers have reached the three-million attendance mark on 28 occasions, including 18 times in the last 19 years.
With Time Warner Cable not being able to reach a deal with other cable companies, fans will need to head out to the ballpark to see the Dodgers play, which means ticket sales could be through the roof in 2015 if the Dodgers are winning a lot of games.
Dodgers 2015 Spring Training – Zack Greinke