ECHL Has Seven Of Top 10
Venues In Fan Voting

BOCA RATON, Fla. – For the second season in a row the ECHL was the only professional hockey league represented in the Top 10 venues as chosen by fans in the annual Vote4TheBest poll conducted by MLN Sports.

The complete results for best venue as well as the winners for best food and beverage, best entertainment and best special features can be found at, the oldest digital sports magazine and the longest-publishing minor league and alternative professional sports publication in the world.

The Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League had seven of the Top 10 venues led by Stockton Arena, home of the Stockton Thunder, which finished second behind repeat winner Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas. It was the second consecutive year that the ECHL had seven venues in the Top 10.

The Sovereign Center, home of the Reading Royals, was third followed by Rabobank Arena, the home of the Bakersfield Condors; the Arena at Gwinnett Center, home of the Gwinnett Gladiators and Germain Arena, home of the Florida Everblades. Historic Cambria County War Memorial Arena, home of the Johnstown Chiefs, was ninth and Sullivan Arena, home of the Alaska Aces, was 10th.

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In the 2008 poll the Arena at Gwinnett Center was third while Stockton Arena finished fifth and Germain Arena was sixth. Rabobank Arena was seventh in 2008 while the Sovereign Center was eighth and the Orleans Arena, home of the Las Vegas Wranglers, was 10th.