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Stampede tops in USHL attendance

By Jim Olander, 12/12/12, 2:00PM CST


Attendance up 33% from last season


Sioux Falls, SD—The Sioux Falls Stampede are proud to announce that the club leads the USHL in attendance through the first two and half months of the season. 58, 749 fans have watched the Herd in action through 15 home games this season, an average of 3,916 per-game. The Stampede are averaging nearly 1,000 more fans per-game from last season at this time, an increase of 32%.


“The entire ownership group is very pleased to be leading the league in attendance through the first half of our home schedule,” stated Stampede CEO/President Tom Garrity. “We would like to thank our outstanding fans and corporate sponsors who have shown tremendous support through the first part of our schedule. We want to build off what we have started and continue to increase our attendance through the second half of the season.”


The club has already recorded two sellouts during the first 15 games (Oct. 5 vs Omaha & Nov. 20 vs Lincoln) and has had crowds of over 4,000 four times.  The team has had at least 3,500 fans at each game so far this season. The Stampede currently has the second best home record in the league at 11-4-0 and sit in first place in the Western Conference with a 15-7-1 overall record.


After a road trip to Lincoln and Omaha this weekend, the Stampede return home next Friday, December 21st and Saturday, December 22nd. The Herd will be celebrating the holidays at both games. On December 22nd, be amongst the first 1,000 fans through the doors and receive a free Stampede Santa hat! Plus, fans will have the chance to meet Santa in person and get a photo before he heads up to the North Pole for his big day.


Tickets are available for both games through the Sioux Falls Arena Box Office or any Ticketmaster location. Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? Don’t forget about the Stampede/Pheasants E-Z Game Ticket books. Each book is just $99 and comes with 10 ticket vouchers good for the best available seat (rows 9 and up) for any game. Best of all, the vouchers can also be used for the Pheasants and they NEVER expire! Contact the Stampede today 336-6060 for more details!