Add this one to the big numbers the Braves posted during the homestand that ended Wednesday night: 325,641.
That’s how many fans they drew to SunTrust Park for the 10 games, an average announced attendance of 32,564 per game.
“People are getting excited about our team,” third baseman Josh Donaldson said. “And we’re giving them something to cheer about on a nightly basis, so it’s fun for both of us.”
The Braves won eight of 10 games during the homestand, scored 84 runs, hit 26 home runs and gained five games in the NL East standings, going from one game behind the Phillies to four games in front of them.
Despite the robust homestand, the Braves remain slightly behind last year’s attendance pace for the season. Through 41 home games, they are averaging 31,102 per game, compared with 31,839 at the same point last year. MLB teams announce the number of tickets sold as the attendance.
The Braves drew more than 40,000 for each of three games against the Phillies last weekend, including a SunTrust Park-record 43,593 on Saturday. They closed the homestand with 37,104 on Wednesday.
“Nick (Markakis) told me after the game we had over 300,000 people (this homestand) — that’s special,” Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman said late Wednesday night. “For them to support us in June … and us to put on a good show for them, it was awesome. So please come back next homestand.”
The Braves’ next 10 games are on the road, starting Friday with the opener of a three-game series at Washington.
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