April 20, 2013
The New York Times
Devils Enjoying Surge in Attendance
The Devils have won only three of their last 10 games, but they are on a more successful run at the box office. Including Wednesday night’s game against the Rangers at the Prudential Center in Newark, the Devils have sold out 14 of their last 16 home games this season and 25 of the last 27 games stretching back to last season’s playoffs.
Thanks in part to that postseason run, which ended in the Stanley Cup finals, the Devils are on track to set club attendance records. They are averaging 17,298 fans a game, which is 98 percent of capacity at the Prudential Center. While that puts them only 19th in the league in attendance, it is a jump of five spots compared to last season.
The team is averaging 1,500 fans more per game than the 2008-9 season, its second-best season at the box office since the team moved to Newark from the Izod Center in the Meadowlands. At their peak in the Izod, they drew 15,900 fans per game.