A crowd of 10,258 in Gwinnett on Friday and the third sellout of the season in Alaska have helped the ECHL average 4,123 through the first five weeks.
Gwinnett’s crowd on Friday was the second crowd of more than 10,000 for the Gladiators, who had a sellout crowd of 11,355 on November 5. Gwinnett leads the league in average attendance with 7,312 while Florida is second at 6,304 and Reading is third at 6,067. San Diego, which has the largest crowd of the season with 11,922 on October 23, is fourth averaging 5,862.
After posting back-to-back sellouts for its first two games on October 29 and 30, the Aces had another standing-room-only crowd on Saturday with 6,345. Alaska, which had the largest crowd in its history with 6,453 on October 29, is averaging 5,203 per game, up more than 37 percent from last season. The Aces have sold out three of their first six home games and are averaging 5,203 per game. Alaska is averaging 6,378 for games on Friday and Saturday night and 4,028 for its three non-weekend games.
There have been 13 sellouts by 10 teams, including Augusta which had 5,668 for its home opener on October 22 and 5,486 on November 12.