The Peterborough Petes have announced this season’s average attendance of 3,190 per game is the second highest in recorded franchise history, just 81 fans per game behind the Petes’ 2005-06 OHL championship season.
The growth in 2017-18 equates to 20 percent more than the 2016-17 regular season average attendance of 2,666 per game. Indeed, the Petes saw the largest year-over-year growth of all 20 OHL franchises.
“We’ve seen an increased number of new and renewed season tickets and sponsorships purchased for 2018-19,” says Burton Lee, Executive Director of Business Operations. “As a not-for-profit organization, growing this support allows us to improve both on the ice and off.”
Matt D’Agostini, Sr. Coordinator of Group Ticket Sales & Service, and Steve Nicholls, Coordinator of Season Ticket Sales & Service, have promoted substantial growth in their areas of fan engagement, and will work to continue helping fans enjoy Petes hockey in 2018-19 and beyond.
The organization has also seen a big spike in in families and youth who are falling in love not just with Petes hockey but the entire entertainment experience of being at a Petes game.