Reporting Sandra McNeill
DETROIT (WWJ) – Higher ticket prices? No problem, it seems, for the Tigers. The team wrapped up their regular season at home over the weekend and hit a record-setting attendance of over three million fans.
The executive Vice President of Business Operations Duane McLean says the number of fans through the turnstiles was bigger than any season in history … except for 2008.
“This is a great sports town, and Tigers fans are some of the best in the MLB,” said McLean. “We’re fortunate enough to have three million plus fans come through the turnstiles and join us here at Comerica Park this year. It’s the fourth time in our 113 year history … so the fan support has been tremendous.”
With $150 million in players’ salaries, it’s unclear if the team will actually make money this year. McLean will only say that owner Mike Ilitch is passionate about a World Series win.