Braves fans applaud Julio Teheran as walks off the field at SunTrust Park last month.
Photo: Christina R. Matacotta/AJC
Photo: Christina R. Matacotta/AJC

Braves attendance on pace for a 12-year high

The Braves completed their next-to-last homestand of the regular season Sunday with attendance on track for a 12-year high.

Through 75 home games, attendance has topped 2.45 million, an average of 32,706 per game, up 3% from the same point last year. 

With six home games remaining, the Braves are on pace to surpass 2.6 million in attendance for the season. They haven’t reached that level since 2007, when they drew 2.74 million at Turner Field. 

The Braves drew 2.51 million in 2017, SunTrust Park’s inaugural season, and 2.55 million last year, when they won their first division championship since 2013.

The franchise record is 3.88 million in 1993 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. 

MLB defines attendance as tickets sold. 

The Braves rank 12th among the 30 MLB teams and eighth among the 15 National League teams in average attendance per home game this season. 

The Braves, who are surely playoff-bound with a nine-game lead in the NL East through Sunday, play 12 of their final 18 regular-season games on the road. The six remaining home games include three against the Philadelphia Phillies (Sept. 17-19) and three against the San Francisco Giants (Sept. 20-22).

The Braves have a 47-28 record at SunTrust Park this season, including a franchise modern-era record 13-game home winning streak that ended Sunday.

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