Reading Has Largest Crowd In Team History

Reading drew the largest crowd in its three-year history, Florida had its seventh sellout crowd of the season, and Johnstown had its fifth sellout of the year as the ECHL raised its attendance for the 11th consecutive week. Reading’s standing-room only crowd of 7,235 on Friday was the second sellout of the season and the 16th sellout in team history.

Florida, which drew 7,173 on Friday and 6,523 on Saturday, leads the league in both total attendance (196,456) and average attendance (6,139). There have been 36 sellout crowds in the ECHL and 14 teams have had a sellout crowd led by Idaho which has a league-leading nine sellouts. The ECHL has drawn over 3.7 million for seventh time in its history and is on pace to draw 4,287,672. Alaska, which had a crowd of 5,447 for its final regular season home game on Saturday, has experienced one of the biggest turnarounds raising its total attendance from 109,767 in 2002-03 to 156,257 and increasing its average attendance over 42 percent from 3,049 to 4,340.