Brewers thank fans for support in ’11

The Brewers took out a full-page ad in Wednesday’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and sent an email blast to fans to say thanks for supporting the team more than three million strong this season.

“Thank you, fans, for a record-breaking 2011 season!” the message read.

The Brewers set franchise records with 96 wins and 57 home wins on the way to winning the National League Central. They also set a franchise attendance record by drawing 3,071,373 fans to Miller Park, ranking seventh of 30 Major League teams and ahead of big market clubs like the Red Sox, Cubs, Rangers, Dodgers and Mets.

“I don’t know how to put my finger on it, but the players comment about how they love that the stands are always full,” Brewers COO Rick Schlesinger said in September. “This is a park that plays well to our strength — a home run park. But the pitchers are able to pitch well here, I think because they can relax, knowing we’re going to score runs. I think it feeds on itself.”

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4 Comments

AM – putting the Red Sox in the big market list is cheating – Fenway has seating capacity well below Miller Park’s – I bet their net ticket revenues were similar though since their premium seats are 4 times higher than those at MP.

Market size is not based on seating capacity, it has to do with broadcast area and advertsing revenue. @SLVonGlahn

I’d like to know where I can send a thank you post to Ron Reinecke and all the players for a great season. I actually went to 5 regular season games and one playoff game. Miller Park is the best Ballpark I’ve been to. It reminds me of the old Comiskey Park in Chicago. Made some great memories with friends and family!

I’d like to thank Nyjer Morgan for the additional motivation that enabled the Cards to win the series……………….

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