Saturday, June 05, 2010

Flyers break attendance record

The attendance at Friday's Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at the Wachovia Center was 20,304 and is now the largest hockey crowd ever at the Wachovia Center and the largest crowd in the state of Pennsylvania to see a National Hockey League Game, surpassing the record set in Game 3 vs. Chicago on Wednesday, June 2 (20,297).

Prior to Game 3 and 4 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, the previous Wachovia Center record (20,291) was recorded during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Flyers and the Detroit Red Wings in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 31, 1997.

The following are the Top Five hockey crowds to have watched hockey at the Wachovia Center:

20,304: Stanley Cup Final vs. Chicago – Game 2 on June 4, 2010
20,297: Stanley Cup Final vs. Chicago – Game 1 on June 2, 2010
20,291: Stanley Cup Final vs. Detroit – Game 1 on May 31, 1997
20,159: Stanley Cup Final vs. Detroit – Game 2 on June 3, 1997
20,106: Eastern Conference Final vs. NY Rangers – Game 2 on May 18, 1997

In addition to the record crowd tonight, the Flyers have also surpassed the 1-million mark in attendance for just the second time in team history and first time in 10 seasons for the 2009-10 Regular Season and Stanley Cup Playoffs combined. During the regular season, 800,966 fans attended 41 home games, while 199,406 fans have now attended 10 home games during the playoffs, bringing the total to 1,000,372. The Flyers record of 1,003,352 was set during the 1999-2000 Regular Season (805,014) and 2000 Stanley Cup Playoffs (198,338).
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