Cleveland Indians reach 2 million tickets sold for first time since 2008

Club enjoying nearly 30% hike in attendance during second consecutive division title run TV, radio ratings also up significantly this season

The Indians have reached 2 million tickets sold for the first time since the 2008 season, the club announced Wednesday. On a per-game basis, the Indians attendance has jumped nearly 30% over 2016 and 42% over the 2015 season.

The Tribe's final homestand of the season runs Sept. 26-Oct. 1, vs. the Twins and White Sox. The weekend White Sox series features the club's annual Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, Sept. 30, with Dollar Dogs and fireworks on tap. Sunday's game features the final Kids Run the Bases of the season, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children's.

More notes on attention on the Tribe:

  • TV ratings: Ratings have climbed to a 8.23 household rating on SportsTime Ohio, up 26% over last year's 6.53 HH full-year rating.
    • The Indians rating so far in September is 11.7 HH, up 50% over last September.
    • Sunday's post-game show, after the Tribe clinched the AL Central, drew a 9.47 HH rating.
  • Radio ratings: The Indians are drawing a 6.0 rating, 18% higher than last year's full-season 5.1 number.