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Longest Consecutive Sellouts in Sports History?

I was wondering how many years/games is the longest consecutive sellouts in sports history?

I ask this because I was reading the other day about Leafs selling out every game since 1946. That must be one of the longest.

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http://www.armchairgm.com/Article:Wh...mpirical_study

I just googled this article and it doesn't say anything about the Leafs, but apparently the Washington Redskins have sold out every game since 1967.

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http://www.armchairgm.com/Article:Wh...mpirical_study

I just googled this article and it doesn't say anything about the Leafs, but apparently the Washington Redskins have sold out every game since 1967.

I read this and just found it again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Maple_Leafs

But it says "As of 2007, there was a waiting list of about 6,000 names for season tickets.[11] Earlier, they sold out every game at Maple Leaf Gardens from 1946 until the building closed in 1999" so maybe that streak was broken?

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back in the 2003-04 season we didn't sell out 2 games or so due to a crappy record, so the few tickets released on walkup sales before the game weren't sold.

I can't find the proof, but I'm positive we had a game or two around 18,200 instead of the capacity 18,800.

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back in the 2003-04 season we didn't sell out 2 games or so due to a crappy record, so the few tickets released on walkup sales before the game weren't sold.

I can't find the proof, but I'm positive we had a game or two around 18,200 instead of the capacity 18,800.
The 03-04 season was one of our best seasons, so I really doubt that is true.

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I read this and just found it again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Maple_Leafs

But it says "As of 2007, there was a waiting list of about 6,000 names for season tickets.[11] Earlier, they sold out every game at Maple Leaf Gardens from 1946 until the building closed in 1999" so maybe that streak was broken?
That's just not true. Believe me, I walked up a number of times in the 1980's to the box office on a Saturday night and bought tickets for a game. There were hundreds of empty seats behind us on more than a few occasions.

What might be true, and I don't know this one way or another, is that these games could have been reported as "sellouts" nonetheless. That was the way that Ballard did business.

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