The Philadelphia Flyers
announced that the attendance at tonight's Game Six of the Stanley Cup Final vs. Chicago Blackhawks
at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pa., is 20,327, which sets a new team record for home attendance in a single game and creates a new single-season attendance record of 1,020,699 during the 2009-10 season at the Wachovia Center.
"We have the best fans in all of sports and they truly have been such a force this year. We all appreciate their support," said Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko. "Words cannot describe how incredible our fans have been this season making the Wachovia Center such a tough place for an opponent to play. On behalf of Ed Snider, Paul Holmgren
, our coaches and our players, we'd all like to say 'thank you' to the best fans in all of sports."
For the third consecutive home game, the attendance becomes the largest hockey crowd ever at the Wachovia Center, as well as the largest crowd in the state of Pennsylvania to see a National Hockey League Game.
The previous single season attendance record of 1,003,352 was set during the 1999-2000 season.
Flyers fans have set new attendance records during each of the three home games in the Stanley Cup Final. Game Three drew 20,297 on June 2, and Game Four drew 20,304 on June 4.
The following are the Top Five crowds to have watched hockey at the Wachovia Center:
20,327: Stanley Cup Final vs. Chicago – Game 6 on June 9, 2010
20,304: Stanley Cup Final vs. Chicago – Game 4 on June 4, 2010
20,297: Stanley Cup Final vs. Chicago – Game 3 on June 2, 2010
20,291: Stanley Cup Final vs. Detroit – Game 1 on May 31, 1997