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09/10/2007 6:13 PM ET
Chicago Cubs surpass 3,000,000 fans at Wrigley Field, fastest in franchise history
Cubs reach three-million mark for fourth season in a row, maintain pace to set single-season club attendance record
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs today set a club record by reaching three millions fans at Wrigley Field faster than any other season in franchise history. Today's contest is the 75th home date of 2007, surpassing the previous record of 77 home dates to three million fans in 2004 and 2006.

This afternoon's make-up game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals drew 40,358 fans and brought the season total to 3,007,555 fans at Wrigley Field.

"This is yet another benchmark achievement by the greatest fans in baseball," said Cubs President John McDonough. "Their loyalty and passion for this franchise is astonishing and serves as a great sense of pride for the entire Cubs organization."

The Cubs have now surpassed three million fans in home attendance in each of the last four seasons starting in 2004 when the club reached the mark for the first time and drew the current single-season club record of 3,170,184 fans at Wrigley Field.

In 2007, the Cubs are averaging 40,101 per contest and, with six home games remaining this year, are on pace to shatter the 2004 single-season mark.

The Cubs are one of only five teams in Major League Baseball to reach three million fans in each of the last four seasons starting in 2004, joining the Dodgers, Yankees, Angels and Cardinals. The Giants are on pace to become the sixth team to join this group later this season.

Here is a look at the top single-season Wrigley Field attendance numbers:

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Rank Season Home Attendance Dates Avg.
1. 2004 3,170,184 81 39,138
2. 2006 3,123,215 80 39,040
3. 2005 3,099,992 80 38,750
4. 2007 3,007,555 75 40,101