By Drew Olson Special to Published Aug 28, 2008 at 10:33 PM

In 1954, the Milwaukee Braves became the first team in major-league history to attract 2 million fans.

The Brewers surpassed that plateau once at County Stadium and in five of their first six years at Miller Park.

Now, they've established a new benchmark.

The Brewers announced Thursday that they have sold their 3 millionth ticket for this season. They are currently riding a string of 21 consecutive sellouts and 37 for the season, both franchise records.

"Quite simply, 3 million fans is an incredible number and all credit goes to the fans who have demonstrated their support all season long," said Rick Schlesinger, the team's executive vice president.

"We thank each and every one of the fans who have come through the Miller Park gates this season and hope that they take as much pride in this record as we do."

Through 65 home games, the Brewers are averaging 37,994 fans, which is ninth best in the major leagues. The team's previous high for home attendance in one season was set last year at 2,869,144.

Brewers officials expect big crowds for a series against the Mets, which begins with a Labor Day matinee Monday. Several tickets remain for Wednesday's game against the Mets and there are plenty of tickets available for all three games against Cincinnati (Sept. 8-10).

Drew Olson Special to

Host of “The Drew Olson Show,” which airs 1-3 p.m. weekdays on The Big 902. Sidekick on “The Mike Heller Show,” airing weekdays on The Big 920 and a statewide network including stations in Madison, Appleton and Wausau. Co-author of Bill Schroeder’s “If These Walls Could Talk: Milwaukee Brewers” on Triumph Books. Co-host of “Big 12 Sports Saturday,” which airs Saturdays during football season on WISN-12. Former senior editor at Former reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.