'08-09 ECHL REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
PREV.
% +/-
'07-08 GMS
Stockton Thunder
36
223,854
6,218
6,648
-6.5%
36
Ontario Reign*
36
210,801
5,856
2,052
n/a
36
Florida Everblades
36
202,774
5,633
6,033
-6.6%
36
Gwinnett Gladiators
36
200,122
5,559
5,656
-1.7%
36
Bakersfield Condors
36
199,628
5,545
5,628
-1.5%
36
Charlotte Checkers
36
191,208
5,311
5,978
-11.2%
36
Reading Royals
36
180,180
5,005
5,430
-7.8%
36
South Carolina Stingrays
36
180,048
5,001
5,009
-0.2%
36
Victoria Salmon Kings
36
177,244
4,923
4,871
1.1%
36
Alaska Aces
36
168,547
4,682
4,717
-0.7%
36
Las Vegas Wranglers
36
166,358
4,621
4,970
-7.0%
36
Idaho Steelheads
36
142,340
3,954
4,389
-9.9%
36
Dayton Bombers
36
132,454
3,679
3,663
0.4%
36
Utah Grizzlies
36
131,622
3,656
3,834
-4.6%
36
Elmira Jackals
36
119,962
3,332
3,525
-5.5%
36
Fresno Falcons**
16
52,549
3,284
5,035
n/a
36
Mississippi Sea Wolves
36
113,632
3,156
3,845
-17.9%
36
Cincinnati Cyclones
36
111,750
3,104
2,523
23.0%
36
Phoenix RoadRunners
36
108,890
3,025
3,347
-9.6%
36
Wheeling Nailers
36
105,215
2,923
2,829
3.3%
36
Trenton Devils
36
99,144
2,754
3,315
-16.9%
36
Augusta Lynx***
7
19,053
2,722
2,835
n/a
36
Johnstown Chiefs
36
79,642
2,212
2,346
-5.7%
36
LEAGUE TOTALS
779
3,317,017
4,258
4,174
2.0%
828

NOTES
: '07-08 ECHL attendance includes the Columbia (SC) Inferno, who were granted voluntary suspension for the '08-09 season after failing to guarantee a lease with the Carolina Coliseum. Last year's attendance also includes the Pensacola Ice Pilots, whose ECHL membership was terminated following last season. * = Played last year as the Texas WildCatters in Beaumont, Texas. Relocated after last season. ** = The Fresno Falcons ceased operations in December citing dwindling attendance, lack of corporate sponsorships and the faltering economy. *** = After starting the season, the Augusta Lynx announced on December 2 that they were suspending operations and voluntarily relinquishing their league membership.