Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Entries with the tag: mario lemieux foundation

Penguins Set Franchise Records

Press Release from the Penguins:

The Pittsburgh Penguins set a new team total attendance record with 888,653 fans through 52 games of the 2007-08 regular season and Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Penguins’ average attendance through those 52 games was 17,089. Seating capacity at Mellon Arena is 16,940, but the Penguins sell a limited amount of standing-room-only tickets for each game.

The team’s previous attendance record was 847,204 over 53 games during the 1990-91 regular season and playoffs. The average attendance that season was 15,985.

The Penguins have sold out 67 straight games dating back to last season. The 2007-08 season marked the first time in franchise history that the Penguins sold out every game.

Pittsburgh Penguins fans also helped the team raise over $85,000 for the Mario Lemieux Foundation (for cancer and neonatal research) by coming to Mellon Arena to watch playoff road games on the Jumbotron, for a $5 admission fee.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: attendance, hockey+fans, mario+lemieux+foundation, mellon+arena

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts