White Sox fail to draw 2 million fans for first time since 2004

Jonathan Daniel - Getty Images

Chicago played its home finale at U.S. Cellular Field Sunday and for the first time since 2004 the White Sox failed to draw a crowd of 2 million.

Sunday's home finale at U.S. Cellular Field drew an announced crowd of 26,831 fans, a number that wasn't large enough to help the Chicago White Sox reach the 2 million attendance mark for the first time since 2004.

According to CSNChicago.com, this is the sixth straight season the attendance has declined. The franchise drew a club-record 2.9 million fans in 2006, the year after it won the World Series. Since then, the White Sox have made the playoffs just once ('08) and finished second in the American League Central Division twice. Chicago finished below .500 in '11, '09 and '07. Last season, the White Sox drew 2,001,117 fans.

Chicago (83-76) will end its 2012 season in Cleveland. There the White Sox will play a season-ending three-game series against the Indians, who will try to prevent Chicago from completing a miracle comeback in the AL Central Division -- with three games to go, the White Sox trail the Detroit Tigers by three games.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.