Three million in attendance surpassed for 12th straight season

Three million in attendance surpassed for 12th straight season

ANAHEIM -- The Angels cracked their coveted milestone once again on Friday night, in their third-to-last home game of the regular season, when they surpassed 3 million in attendance for the 12th consecutive season -- a feat matched only by the Yankees.

Heading into Friday's game, the Angels had averaged the fifth-most tickets sold in the Majors at 38,389 per game, while operating at 84.6-percent capacity, which ranked sixth. The Angels averaged 37,277 fans in 2013, 37,799 in 2012 and 39,090 in 2011.

"All the fans keep coming," Angels owner Arte Moreno said after his team clinched the American League West title Wednesday night. "I tell the players every year in Spring Training -- we play the game for the fans. You gotta believe in the fans. And they're here."

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.