Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Big Crowd Expected For NYE Game

The Sea Dogs could have their biggest home crowd of the season watching them tomorrow afternoon.

Tickets are listed as “limited” for the 2p.m. New Year’s Eve showdown between the Sea Dogs and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles at Harbour Station.

Saint John is averaging 3,135 fans per game after 17 home games this season, good for fifth in the QMJHL. It’s no doubt a disappointing number given Saint John’s on ice performance, but it is slightly up from the halfway mark of last season.

Here is Saint John’s average attendance at the holiday break over the past five seasons. Note that the number of games played is slightly different each season.

SeasonAvg. At HalfAvg. Year End
2010-113,852 (4th)4,478 (4th)
2011-123,950 (3rd)4,561 (3rd)
2012-133,639 (4th)3,992 (4th)
2013-143,029 (5th)3,423 (5th)
2014-153,135 (5th)TBD

The biggest crowd to attend a Sea Dogs home game this year was on Sept. 19 against Bathurst – the team’s home opener - with an announced attendance of 4,609.


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