Attendance surpasses two-million mark

The ECHL surpassed the two-million mark in attendance for the season last week as the league averaged over 4,500 fans per game for the week, marking the fifth straight week that the league has seen at least 4,400 per game. Overall on the season, the ECHL is averaging 4,145 per game.


Toledo, which leads the league with an average of 5,991 per game, had just under 14,500 fans at Huntington Center for its two home games last week. The Walleye have had eight crowds in excess of 7,000 this season.


Bakersfield had its second-largest crowd of the season on Saturday as 7,757 fans were at Rabobank Arena for its game against Las Vegas. The Condors are sixth in the league with 4,928 per game.


Greenville had just under 13,000 fans in attendance for its three games last week, including a season-best 6,158 on Saturday against Kalamazoo.


Ontario had its second largest crowd of the season on Saturday with 8,481, and ranks second in the league with an overall average of 5,881 per game.


Gwinnett had back-to-back crowds of over 6,000 on Saturday and Sunday, giving the Gladiators seven crowds this season over that mark. Gwinnett is fifth in the league with an overall average of 5,129, and has averaged 5,901 fans over its last five home games.


The ECHL has averaged over 4,000 fans per game for each of the last seven seasons and 19 times in the past 21 years. The league has surpassed the 3,000,000 mark in each of the last 20 seasons.


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