ECHL On Pace To Surpass 3.5 Million Fans
For 13th Season In A Row

Elmira had its league-leading 13th sellout and Dayton had its largest crowd of the season to help the ECHL raise its average attendance for the sixth consecutive week to 4,091 per game.

The league has welcomed more than 3.2 million fans and is on pace to surpass 3.5 million for the 13th season in a row.

Dayton had its largest crowd of season with 7,965 on Mar. 15 and drew more than 17,800 for three games to raise its average to 3,585 per game.

South Carolina drew more than 12,500 for two games to raise its average to 5,086 per game while Las Vegas had more than 11,000 for two games to increase its average to 4,857 per game.

Stockton had over 15,000 for two games to raise its league-leading average to 6,572 per game. The Thunder have drawn 216,875 for 33 games and are looking to lead the ECHL in attendance for the third consecutive season.

Elmira had 3,824 on Mar. 14 for its 13th sellout crowd of the year. The Jackals are averaging 3,591 per game, which is 94.9 percent of the capacity of First Arena and up 4.8 percent from last season.

There have been 39 sellouts this season and Bakersfield (8,895 on Nov. 24, 2007), Johnstown (4,238 on Nov. 30, 2007), Elmira (4,981 on Dec. 29, 2007), Idaho (5,631 on Jan. 16), South Carolina (10,565 on Jan. 19) and Charlotte (12,256 on Feb. 23) have had the largest crowd in their history.

Seven teams have seen their average attendance increase from last season led by Cincinnati with 23.6 percent, Victoria with 11.0 percent and Mississippi with 9.8 percent.