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HOUSTON -- Filling up a stadium takes a pretty big name, but it wasn't just fame that brought tens of thousands of people to Yankee Stadium this past weekend. It was faith and Houston pastor Joel Osteen.

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Joel Osteen preaches to sold out crowd in Yankee Stadium
April 27, 2009

On Saturday night the Lakewood Team took the field in Yankee Stadium and sold the place out. The crowd was over 50,000 people.

Osteen has toured the country for several years selling out arenas at $15 a seat, but this was his biggest venue yet.

"It seems like these avenues are opening up out of no where. You know, it still amazes me," Osteen said.

The Osteen's did not contact the Yankee's looking for a place to preach, instead the Yankees were looking for a preacher.

"They asked us and we felt very honored," Osteen said.

The choice of the preacher made sense. Osteen's message to people is all about victory.

"It is going to reach a peak at some point, but we just keep pressing forward and keep being our best. God's going to open up new doors," Osteen said.

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