The Los Angeles Dodgers announced 47,816 were in attendance for Monday’s Game 163 tiebreaker at Dodger Stadium, bringing their home mark to 3,857,500 on the season. That officially represents the highest attendance for a single season in franchise history.
The previous record stood untouched for 11 years, when Dodger Stadium drew 3,857,036 fans during the 2007 season. Despite the strong support that year, Los Angeles only posted an 82-80 record and finished fourth in the National League West standings.
This time around, the Dodgers find themselves in a much more favorable position. The club just captured its sixth consecutive NL West division title and boast the No. 2 seed in the league’s postseason.
Behind that success was the Dodgers’ ability to take care of business at home this season. Los Angeles was 45-37 at Dodger Stadium and performed even better on the road, going 47-34.
In August, the Dodgers became the first team in MLB history to net 3 million in home attendance for seven consecutive seasons. The club has additionally reached that threshold in each year dating back to 2000, with 2011 being the lone exception.
Dodger Stadium will next play host to Games 1 and 2 of the NL Division Series on Thursday and Friday, when the Dodgers welcome the Atlanta Braves for what should be a competitive matchup all-around.