Sox-Cubs series draws lowest attendance

June, 20, 2012
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Powers By Scott Powers
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs-Chicago White Sox interleague series from Monday-Wednesday drew the lowest three-game paid attendance total since the teams began interleague play began in 1997.

The Cubs-White Sox series drew a paid attendance total of 95,808 fans over the three games at U.S. Cellular Field from Monday-Wednesday. The previous lowest three-game paid attendance total was 106,563 at U.S. Cellular Field last season.

The two teams drew 113,539 fans over three games at Wrigley Field last month. It was also the lowest three-game paid attendance total in the series’ history at Wrigley Field.

This week’s Cubs-White Sox series had a paid attendance of 33,215 fans on Monday, 30,282 fans on Tuesday and 33,215 fans on Wednesday. The series also drew 34,937 fans on May 18. The series hadn’t had less than a paid attendance of 35,000 fans for a game prior to this season.

The highest three-game total came at Comiskey Park in 2002 when the series drew a paid attendance total of 137,320 fans.

Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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