It appears that the Milwaukee Brewers have a shot at reaching the team's all-time attendance record, if early indications portend the future.
The Business Journal says that the Brewers are selling tickets at a 20 percent higher clip than last year and could reach the three million ticket mark.
“We’re up 20 percent in ticket sales to date, which is a great marker,” Brewers COO Rick Schlesinger told WTMJ news partner Milwaukee Business Journal during a Waukesha County Business Alliance event.
“Any time you’re in business and you’re doing 20 percent better than the year before, that’s a good sign.”
Despite playing in MLB's smallest market, the Brewers finished 10th in attendance in 2017. Now, with an unexpected bid for the playoffs last year and new players like Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich helping bring a greater buzz in the franchise, Milwaukee could potentially use a playoff run to fuel a record attendance year.
The 2011 season, one with an appearance in the National League Championship Series, set the mark with 3,071,373 fans (37,918 per game).