PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced on Friday that the Bakersfield Condors and the Long Beach Ice Dogs have been selected as the winners of the ECHL Ticket Department of the Year award for 2004-05.
The Condors and Ice Dogs received their awards at the annual ECHL Marketing and Communications Meetings held June 6-8 in Las Vegas. The meetings were attended by more than 160 representatives from ECHL teams. The winner is chosen in a vote of league general managers and ticketing managers.
Headed by Director of Ticket Sales Jose Rivera, Bakersfield increased its regular attendance by 20 percent and ranked fifth in the league at 5,408 per game. The Condors, who had four regular-season crowds over 8,000 including a team record 8,562 on February 26, were third in Kelly Cup Playoff attendance with 5,519 per game.
Long Beach increased its regular season attendance by more than 14 percent from 2003-04, averaging 3,057 per game. The Ice Dogs had a team record sellout crowd of 7,447 on February 26 and had two other crowds over 5,000.
ECHL Ticket Department of the Year
2004-05 Bakersfield Condors and Long Beach Ice Dogs
2003-04 Alaska Aces
2002-03 Reading Royals