Even in winter, Brewers tickets in high demand

Even in winter, Brewers tickets in high demand

Published Jan. 16, 2013 10:27 a.m. ET

At the second-earliest date in franchise history, the Milwaukee Brewers have reached one million tickets sold for the upcoming season.

The only time the club has reached the mark faster was prior to the 2012 season, when the Brewers – coming off a division title and NLCS berth – hit one million tickets sold on Dec. 22, 2011.

"Fans are clearly excited for the upcoming season as evidenced by the strong ticket sales to date," Brewers chief operating officer Rick Schlesinger said. "We look forward to an exciting year at Miller Park and appreciate the support of the fans, who once again are demonstrating their unrivaled support and passion for the team."

Playing in one of the smaller markets in baseball, the Brewers have recently hit many milestones in terms of attendance, including going over the 3 million mark in three of the past five seasons.

In 2008 – when the Brewers were a wild-card playoff team – the team reached 3 million for the first time. Milwaukee topped the mark again in 2009 and 2011. Last season, Milwaukee drew 2.83 million fans to Miller Park, good for 11th in baseball and sixth in the National League.

In the division title year of 2011, the Brewers set a team record with 3.07 million fans coming through the turnstiles. That season, Milwaukee was seventh in baseball in attendance and fourth in the National League.

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