A championship series always gets fans into the arenas like championship series, and the Los Angeles Kings hosted a full house for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday. According to ESPN, that game broke franchise and arena business records in the process. Records were set for both most ticket sales and for most merchandise bought (per fan), along with most standing-room only tickets sold.
The cash spent on food, beverage and merchandise finished over the $1 million mark. It’s an amazing statistic to look at–and the numbers could easily go up if the series goes back to LA for Games 5 and/or 7. In any case, $1 million spent for one game is amazing. Even if that number is slightly inflated by the fact that fans who aren’t season ticket holders spent 65% more on those seats.
It will be worth seeing if the Kings end up breaking another record for Game 2 and whether or not they get closer to the $2 million mark at some point during this Stanley Cup Final series.