Inaugural Kelly Cup Tour Adds
Florence Stop On March 7

ECHL Trophy Will Visit 10 Cities,
Travel 7,543 Miles In 44 Days

PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced on Friday that the inaugural Kelly Cup Tour will make a stop in Florence, South Carolina on March 7. The Kelly Cup Tour officially began on Friday with the first stop in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Florence becomes the third stop in the Palmetto State for the Kelly Cup, presented annually to the Postseason Champion of the ECHL and won in 2003 by Atlantic City, sandwiched between appearances in Columbia on March 5-6 and North Charleston on March 9.

Each of the 31 teams in the ECHL were given the opportunity to have the Kelly Cup visit their city to appear at games, schools, sponsors, radio and television stations, and other community events.

The 44-day tour will visit 10 ECHL cities and travel 7,543 miles, including 2,002 miles from Lafayette, Louisiana to Boise, Idaho and 2,506 miles from Boise to Atlantic City where the tour concludes April 2-3 with the 2004 Kelly Cup Playoffs scheduled to begin April 5.

2004 Kelly Cup Tour

February 20
WesBanco Arena – Wheeling, West Virginia

February 26-27
Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, North Carolina

March 1-2
TECO Arena – Estero, Florida

March 5-6
Carolina Coliseum – Columbia, South Carolina

March 7
Florence City-County Civic Center – Florence, South Carolina

March 9
North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, South Carolina

March 12-13
Gwinnett Civic and Culture Center – Duluth, Georgia

March 19-20
Cajundome – Lafayette, Louisiana

March 26-27
Bank of America Centre – Boise, Idaho

April 2-3
Historic Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, New Jersey