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Tigers-Indians Series Sets New Comerica Park Attendance Record

A battle between first and second place teams in a weekend series during late August usually equals big crowds. The Tigers-Indians series this past weekend was no different.

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Tigers radio play-by-play man Dan Dickerson gave us the good news: the weekend matchup between the two teams was the largest for a three-game series in Comerica Park history:

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43,388 today at ballpark - over 130-thousand for the three games, new record for a 3 game series at Comerica Park...and it was LOUD....

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The first game at Comerica on Friday (a 4-1 Tigers win) drew 44,222 and Saturday's 10-1 thumping by Detroit saw 44,629 fans. The total for the series: 132,239.

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The Tigers moved 10 games over .500 (68-58) for the first time all season with the sweep. Their division lead now sits at 4 1/2 games over Cleveland and five games ahead of Chicago.

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Comerica Park's official capacity is 41,255, meaning the park was at standing room only for all three games. The largest crowd of the series -- Saturday's 44,629 gathering -- put the park at 108 percent of its capacity.

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Attendance at Comerica started off modestly this year but has steadily increased as the Tigers have asserted themselves as the Central front-runners. Sunday's game pushed the Tigers over 2 million total fans on the season, and their average attendance per game is now over 31,000.

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