The Yankees announced today they have exceeded 4 million tickets sold for the 2008 season, becoming the first franchise in Major League Baseball history to reach the total in four consecutive years (2005-08).
"This achievement is a testament to our great fans," said Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost. "In this final season of the current Yankee Stadium, we think of each remaining game as a celebration. We continue to invite our fans to the House that Ruth Built as we salute the most famous venue in sports."
Originally constructed prior to the 1923 season, Yankee Stadium was remodeled in 1974 and 1975. The club will move into a new state-of-the-art Yankee Stadium across the street from the current one in 2009.
The Yankees have surpassed the Toronto Blue Jays (1991-93) as the only other Major League team to accomplish the feat in as many as three consecutive years. The Yankees have also seen their home attendance increase in each of the last seven seasons (2001-07).
There are 68 regular season games remaining at the current Yankee Stadium.