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09/24/2006 5:45 PM ET
White Sox set attendance record
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CHICAGO - With 2,957,414 fans attending games at U.S. Cellular Field in 2006, the Chicago White Sox today set a new franchise attendance mark, breaking the previous record of 2.93 million set in 1991. Sunday's attendance was 37,518, the team's 52nd sellout of 2006.

The White Sox averaged 36,511 fans this season, fourth-best in the American League. The franchise-record 52 sellouts shattered the old mark of 18 set in 2005, and the club's sellouts included a string of 22 straight from July 5 through August 18.

"We cannot thank our fans enough for the support and enthusiasm they have brought to the ballpark all season long," said White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. "Everyone associated with the White Sox, from the front office staff to our players in the clubhouse, appreciates this support. Sox fans should be proud of their continued passion for this organization. Your commitment to this team drives us. Thanks, Sox fans."

The old White Sox attendance record of 2.93 million was set in the first year of the new ballpark when seating capacity was just over 44,000 compared to the current 40,615. This season is the eighth time in franchise history that the team has topped 2 million in attendance. The White Sox now have drawn 5.2 million fans over the past two seasons.

"Our challenge is to continue to grow the buzz and excitement associated with White Sox Baseball," said Brooks Boyer, vice president of marketing. "We all understand that responsibility to our fans and to Chicago."

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