Tigers pack the stands, sell three million tickets

Tigers pack the stands, sell three million tickets

DETROIT -- The Tigers announced Wednesday that they've sold three million tickets, including advance sales, this season for the third time in franchise history, all in the past six years.

Wednesday's sales pushed the Tigers to 3,000,744. The team sold 3.2 million tickets in 2008 after trading for Miguel Cabrera, and 3.047 million the year before that coming off the 2006 World Series.

The Tigers' 31 sellouts this season mark the second-highest total in club history, trailing their 41 sellouts in 2008. They'll have a chance to build on that during their final homestand, a 10-game stretch Sept 18-27 against the A's, Royals and Twins.

Detroit ranks seventh among Major League teams with an average of 37,953 tickets sold this season, trailing only the Yankees and Rangers among American League teams.