ECHL closes in on two-million mark for season

The ECHL saw its average overall attendance increase to 4,119 per game after another solid showing at the box office last week. For the season, the ECHL has attracted over 1.8 million fans.


Gwinnett welcomed an ECHL season high of 10,082 on Saturday for its 3-2 shootout win over Greenville. It was the Gladiators largest crowd since Nov. 13, 2009 when the club welcomed 10,583 fans. Gwinnett ranks fourth in the league with an average of 5,139 per game


Las Vegas had 7,447 at Orleans Arena on Saturday against Alaska, the first time the Wranglers have exceeded 7,400 fans since March 21, 2008.


Stockton welcomed its fourth crowd of over 7,000 this season as 7,032 were at Stockton Arena on Saturday against Idaho.


Trenton had its third-largest crowd of the season on Saturday with 4,430, increasing its average for the year to 3,100. The Titans have averaged 3,625 for their last nine home games.


Toledo, which leads the ECHL in total attendance (141,271) and average attendance (5,886) had 7,266 fans on Saturday. The Walleye were third in the league in attendance last season after finishing second in their inaugural season in 2009-10.


Cincinnati had its third largest turnout of the season on Saturday with 5,952 at U.S. Bank Arena. The Cyclones, who are averaging 4,411 per game, are looking to increase attendance for the fifth consecutive season.


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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