August 13, 2014 10:28 am

Goodbye, 18,118

Via LAKingsPR:

 

The Kings surpassed 18,118 in announced attendance five times during the regular season and during all 12 home playoff games. The record attendance for the 2013-14 season was 18,713 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, a game that was expected to produce record ticketing and merchandise revenues.

ESPN.com Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell wrote an interesting piece during the Final, in which he noted that the Kings grossed over $1 million in merchandise, food and beverage sales in Game 1, representing a franchise record.

From LA Kings Insider on June 5:
In speaking with the Kings business operations, the team generated franchise record ticket revenues for the team for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. As a comparison, Game 1 revenues were 23% higher than the Cup-clinching game on June 11, 2012, representing an additional $650,000, which at that time was a franchise record. The Kings are expecting another record gate on Saturday, and a higher total for potential Games 5 and 7.

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