Springsteen shows set a Wrigley record

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Last weekend’s concerts by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band set an attendance record at Wrigley Field. (Read our review.)

The Boss packed 84,218 fans into the ballpark during his two shows, Sept. 7-8.

Paul McCartney’s two-night stand in August 2011 held the previous record with 83,998.

Springsteen signed off to that record crowd Saturday night saying, “You’ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, earth-shocking, hard-rocking, booty-shaking, angel-crying, rain-defying, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary E Street Band.”

The ballpark today also is touting the $24 million economic impact brought by the four concerts in Wrigley Field this year (two by Bruce, plus Brad Paisley and Roger Waters’ “The Wall” in June). That’s an influx as estimated by Minneapolis-based Convention Sports and Leisure International, and it includes $2.5 million in estimated tax revenues to the city, county and state.

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