The Royals’ attendance figures are on pace to decrease for a second straight season following a single-season franchise record in 2015. The club, however, did surpass one milestone on Sunday during an 11-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
An announced crowd of 35,003 pushed the Royals over 2 million fans for the third straight season. It’s the first time the franchise has drawn more than two million in three straight years since it drew more than 2 million from 1985 to 1991.
With nine home games left, the Royals have drawn 2,001,769 fans. In 2016, they drew 2,557,712 fans, down from a franchise peak of 2,708,549 in 2015.