Angels draw 3 million fans for 13th straight season

Angels draw 3 million fans for 13th straight season

ANAHEIM -- On Wednesday, in their final home game of the 2015 regular season, the Angels hit the three-million mark in total attendance at Angel Stadium for the 13th straight year.

Wednesday's crowd of 34,033 gave the Angels a cumulative attendance 3,012,747 for the season, the second-highest total in the American League behind the Yankees, and an average of 37,194 fans for the Halos' 81 home games.

The Angels have reached the three-million fan plateau every year since 2003, the season after their 2002 World Series championship.

Playing in the large Southern California market, coming off a 98-win season capped by a postseason appearance and headlined by superstar center fielder Mike Trout, the Angels had hoped throughout the year to surpass the three-million mark.

For much of the season, though, the Angels were not on pace to draw three million fans. But since the beginning of June, their per-game attendance has jumped by almost 5,000 fans.

David Adler is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.