With an announced attendance of 44,990 at Sunday afternoon’s game, which was the finale of the a seven-game homestand, the Los Angeles Dodgers became the first team in the Majors to reach 1 million in attendance this season.
The Dodgers have rewarded the fans for their loyalty as they’re 17-5 at Dodger Stadium so far, have hit 31 home runs and scored a league-high 116 runs. They recently had a streak of 10 consecutive home series wins, which dated back to last season, snapped as they only managed to split a four-game set with the Colorado Rockies.
Series home wins this season have come against the Rockies, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins. The 10-game series streak fell one short of the franchise record, which was set in Brooklyn.
A strong showing from the fan base can be traced back to before Opening Day when the Dodgers announced they sold 3 million tickets for the 2015 season for the 28th time in franchise history. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1958, the Dodgers have led the Majors in attendance 26 times, including 2014. Additionally, attendance record was also set at Camelback Ranch this year, as the team averaged 9,800 fans per game.
In July of 2014 the Dodgers became the first franchise to reach two million in attendance, and at their current rate they figure to again become the first team to reach that milestone this season.