The Phillies much-talked about sellout streak officially came to an end Monday night at the ballpark.
Attendance for the series opener against Atlanta was recorded at 41,665 which ended a string of 257 consecutive regular-season games. The impressive streak began back on July 7, 2009 against Cincinnati. The average attendance during that stretch was 45,082 per game, with the Phillies posting a 154-103 record. It ranks as the longest recorded in the National League, and third-longest in MLB history.
“The number of sellouts could not have been possible without the tremendous loyalty of our fans who continue to lead all of Major League Baseball in average attendance this year,” said Phillies president David Montgomery.