The ECHL surpassed the one-million mark in season attendance last weekend. For the season, the league is averaging 4,448 fans per game, which is an 11 percent increase over the same point last season.
Three teams are averaging over 6,000 fans per game, with Fort Wayne leading the league with an average of 8,002 per game. Ontario, which has led the league in attendance each of the last three seasons, is second with 7,087 per game, which is an increase of nearly 25 percent over the club’s attendance at this point last season. The expansion Orlando Solar Bears currently sit third in the ECHL with 6,104 fans per game.
Utah is up over 18 percent from this point last season, and is 10th in the league with 4,818 per game. Kalamazoo’s attendance is up 15 percent from last season with 3,260 per game while Las Vegas is nine percent ahead of last season with an average of 4,306 per game.
The ECHL averaged 4,281 fans per game in 2011-12, marking the eighth consecutive season and the 20th time in the last 22 years that the ECHL has averaged over 4,000 fans.