The Detroit Tigers played their final home game of the 2012 season on Thursday, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-4. The game pushed the Tigers over three million in attendance for the season.
With 33,019 tickets sold today, Tigers have drawn 3,028,033 fans to Comerica Park this season. Thank you Tigers fans! #tigers— Brian Britten (@BBritten_Tigers) September 27, 2012
2012 marks the third time in team history that the Tigers have broken that mark for home attendance. The Tigers are the ninth team to break that mark this year, following the Phillies, Yankees, Giants, Rangers, Dodgers, Red Sox, Angels, and Cardinals.
Now with a 1½-game lead over the White Sox for the AL Central, the Tigers are in position to add some more to that number in the playoffs. Before that, however, they end the season with six straight on the road against the Twins and the Royals.