Sunday, April 14, 2013

Lincoln Stars lead the USHL in attendance for seventh straight season

Courtesy of Shooting Star Photos
Another season gone, another attendance record set by the Lincoln Stars.  Seems like every year about this time I'm posting an article like this.  I think it's a statistic that a lot of folks gloss over, and take for granted.  Good season, bad season, good economy, bad economy, we all show up at the IceBox and root on the best junior hockey team in the world.  I'm positive that there aren't any other USHL teams that could lead the league in attendance year in and year out, despite their record.  It's no secret we have the most committed, hardcore fans in the league.


As always, a big thanks go to Lincoln Stars Director of Ticket Operations Micki Buhrmann and her staff for being an essential part of this awesome attendance streak and always being helpful when called upon.  Micki and her staff work very hard, and they deserve a ton of positive feedback.

Historical attendance statistics (the past 11 seasons) for the Stars, courtesy of Pointstreak:

2012-13:  126,392 total;  3,949 per game (first overall in the USHL)
2011-12:  117,879 total;  3,929 per game (first overall in the USHL)
2010-11:  113,727 total;  3,790 per game (first overall in the USHL)
2009-10:  124,422 total;  4,147 per game (first overall in the USHL)
2008-09:  129,428 total;  4,314 per game (first overall in the USHL)
2007-08:  130,235 total;  4,341 per game (first overall in the USHL)
2006-07:  130,134 total;  4,337 per game (first overall in the USHL)
2005-06:  129,570 total;  4,319 per game (second overall in the USHL)
2004-05:  132,768 total;  4,425 per game (first overall in the USHL)
2003-04:  135,719 total;  4,523 per game (first overall in the USHL)
2002-03:  138,240 total;  4,608 per game (second overall in the USHL)

Here's to you, Stars Nation!  You should all be very proud of the fantastic atmosphere created at the IceBox, which is second to none in the USHL!

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