First bout, full(er) houses
Last weekend, the Albany All-Stars became at least the third league in four weeks to draw more than 2000 attendees to an inaugural bout. The feat was previously accomplished by the Charlotte Roller Girls on January 27, and the Jersey Shore Roller Girls on February 2.
Not long ago, leaving the confines of a skating rink and playing in front of four-figure audiences was considered a very difficult feat that could only be accomplished by well-established leagues. With figures like these, though, and like second-season Naptown Roller Girls home opener (drawing roughly 4000), it seems like a sea change may be brewing.
What kind of attendance is your league drawing in the dawning year? What, if anything, are you doing differently to draw these larger crowds?