The Los Angeles Dodgers squandered a late lead and it amounted to a second consecutive loss against the Washington Nationals on Clayton Kershaw bobblehead night.
Tuesday’s game drew an announced attendance of 53,302, which was the team’s 11th sellout of the season and the largest paid attendance in all of Major league Baseball this year.
That broke the record the Dodgers set in their matchup against the San Francisco Giants last Thursday, which had an announced attendance of 53,165.
The Dodgers lead MLB in total attendance this season, with 2,360,661 fans visiting Dodger Stadium as of July 27 (48,176 per game average). The Atlanta Braves are the only other team that has exceeded the 2,000,000 threshold (2,072,982).
Excluding the pandemic-impacted 2020 campaign when fans were not permitted, the Dodgers have drawn the most home attendance in baseball for eight consecutive seasons.
Earlier this season, the Dodgers helped set a Petco Park attendance record when they traveled south to face the San Diego Pares. The series finale between the two teams drew an announced attendance of 44,930, which was the largest crowd of the weekend at Petco Park.
The 133,856 total attendance represented the highest in Petco Park history for a three-game series. It bested the 133,456 announced attendance from May 3-5, 2019, which also was for a three-game series the Dodgers were part of.
Stan Kasten credits Dodgers fans for attendance numbers
Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten has previously credited the fanbase for consistently showing up in large numbers and believes their support has been vital to building the best team possible.
Kasten noted the strong support from Dodgers fans gives them a notable advantage both on the field with roster construction, and off of it as well.
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