The Los Angeles Dodgers concluded their perfect homestand with an 8-5 win over the Minnesota Twins in front of announced attendance of 53,432 for Freddie Freeman bobblehead night at Dodger Stadium.
That was the Dodgers’ 13th sellout of the season and also set a new record for the largest crowd to attend any MLB game in 2022 thus far. It originally was a crowd of 53,165 that was on hand to watch the Dodgers host the San Francisco Giants on July 21.
The figure was larger than the announced attendance for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium, which was 52,518.
Five days later, the Dodgers set a new MLB attendance record for this season with a crowd of 53,302 for Clayton Kershaw bobblehead night.
Overall this season, the Dodgers are averaging an MLB-best 48,347 in attendance through 55 home games. Next on the list is the St. Louis Cardinals with a 39,554 average.
Excluding the pandemic-impacted 2020 season when fans were not permitted in most scenarios, the Dodgers have led baseball in home attendance for eight consecutive years.
Team president and CEO Stan Kasten has praised fans for their continued support and highlighted it as being a key factor in Dodger Stadium upgrades and roster construction.
Strong Dodgers attendance extends to road games
Earlier this season, the Dodgers helped set a Petco Park attendance record when they faced the San Diego Pares in April. The series finale drew a 44,930 announced attendance, which was the largest crowd of the weekend at Petco Park.
The 133,856 total attendance also represented the highest in Petco Park history for a three-game series. It topped the 133,456 announced attendance from May 3-5, 2019, which also was for a three-game series the Dodgers were part of.
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