Posted April 10, 2013

Red Sox sellout streak at Fenway ends at 794 regular season games

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The sellout streak at Fenway Park ended at 794 regular season games. (J Rogash/Getty Images)

The sellout streak at Fenway Park ended at 794 regular season games. (J Rogash/Getty Images)

The Boston Red Sox ended an 86-year streak of not winning a World Series championship when they finally got over the hump in 2004 and brought the trophy back to Beantown.

The Red Sox will be looking to start another streak after tonight’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. The Red Sox failed to sell out Fenway Park for the first time in 794 regular-season games, and 820 games including the postseason.

The streak began on May 15, 2003 and ended with a sellout in Monday’s 2013 home opener, which was a 3-1 victory over the Orioles.


7 comments
erniecohen1
erniecohen1

The whole "streak" was nonsense and an embarrassment. They considered a seat "sold" if it was sold to a wholesaler, even if it was never bought by an individual. Any team could have an arbitrarily long streak by just "selling" all of their tickets to themselves. They could also use this trick to boast of having the lowest ticket prices in the league.

JeffBarr
JeffBarr

The Sox haven't sold out ANY postseason games the last few years. And if they had a normal sized stadium, instead of one that holds 3/4 of what a real stadium does, they might not have ANY streak. The Yankees have had a higher average attendance every year since 1998.

theultimate117
theultimate117

 @JeffBarr Thank you for pointing those things out! I had no idea that the Sox had not made the playoffs recently OR that their stadium was smaller than Yankee stadium! You really should be the one writing these articles.

HEYUILLGETU1
HEYUILLGETU1

 @theultimate117 ill point out u cant read!!!... he never said they havent made to the playoffs in recent yrs!HE SAID "The Sox haven't sold out ANY postseason games the last few years."so ill also point out u tried to be a smartass and failed numbnuts