Angels top Dodgers in attendance

Updated: September 25, 2011, 4:31 PM ET
By Mark Saxon |

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels have finally emerged from their northern neighbors' shadow.

With Friday night's crowd of 41,113 fans, the Angels have drawn over 3 million for the ninth straight season. This is the first year the Angels have outdrawn the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers, beset by ownership turmoil and worries about fan safety at their stadium, completed their home schedule Thursday night with a total of 2,935,139 fans.

The Angels have four more home dates and have already drawn 3,006,670 fans, according to the team.

Mark Saxon covers the Angels for

Mark Saxon
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.