Earlier this week, the Utica Comets (AHL) achieved an attendance milestone by selling out their 100th consecutive game.
The Comets have an ongoing sellout streak that stretches back several years, and it has now reached new heights. Wednesday’s game against the Hartford Wolf Pack at Adirondack Bank Center at Utica Memorial Auditorium gave the team its 100th straight sell out.
That makes the Comets the second franchise in AHL history to sell out at least 100 straight regular-season games. While they will not be able to break it during the current season, the Comets have also put themselves closer to the league record for consecutive sellouts. More from the Observer-Dispatch:
That would make the Comets the second AHL franchise to reach 100 consecutive regular-season games sold out. The current AHL record for consecutive sold out regular-season home games is 120, which is held by the St. John’s IceCaps. The record spanned from Oct. 10, 2011 to Oct. 26, 2014.
The Comets will not be able to surpass the sell-out record this season as they have 16 regular-season home games remaining after Wednesday. The Comets have sold out 115 consecutive games dating back to the 2015 playoffs, when the team made a run to the Calder Cup finals.
Currently, the Adirondack Bank Center at Utica Memorial Auditorium features a seating capacity of 3,917 for Comets games. That is an increase over previous seasons, as the capacity stood at 3,860 before a 26,000-square foot addition was made to the arena in 2017.