ECHL attendance nears 3-million mark
Entering the final week of the regular season, the ECHL is on the verge of reaching the 3-million mark in total attendance for the 19th season in a row. The league has welcomed over 2.9 million fans this season, for an average attendance of 4,237 per game.
Toledo, which leads the league with an average of 6,194, welcomed over 12,000 fans for its two home games last week. The Walleye are looking to lead the league in attendance for the first time in Toledo history after finishing second in the league in 2009-10 and third last season. Toledo has two home games remaining, hosting Kalamazoo on Wednesday and Saturday.
Ontario is second in the league with 6,156 per game after having over 21,000 fans for three games last week. The Reign, who led the league each of the last two seasons and finished second in 2008-09, close out the schedule with home games against Alaska on Friday and Saturday.
Stockton closed out its home schedule last weekend, and had its second-largest crowd of the season with 9,323 on Saturday against Bakersfield. The Thunder are third in the league with 5,916 per game.
Trenton had its sixth crowd in excess of 4,000 this season on Saturday as the Titans welcomed 4,146 fans to Sun National Bank Center. The Titans are averaging 3,000 fans per game, which is the team’s best average since the 2007-08 season.
Wheeling had nearly 6,000 fans for its two games last weekend, and has averaged over 3,000 fans for its last seven games at WesBanco Arena.