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White Sox Surpass 20,000 Season Tickets

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Jan 18, 2006 8:13PM

2006_01_sports_uscellularfield.jpgWere you shut out of playoff tickets like Chicagoist was? Did you ponder plunking down a couple month's rent on season tickets for 2006 to ensure access to The Cell come October? If you haven't do so yet, you're too late.

For the first time in their history, the White Sox have surpassed 20,000 season tickets sold. As a result, the team can no longer promise buyers of full or partial season packages that they'll be able to buy playoff tickets.

Last season, the Sox averaged 28,923 fans per game. The crosstown Cubs averaged almost 10,000 more per game in spite of a mediocre season. With the White Sox World Series title, will the attendance gap narrow considerably in 2006? Is it even possible for the Sox to surpass the Cubs for the first time since 1992? Chicagoist would like to think that more people would want to see the World Champions than dodge crumbling concrete and staring at some ivy.