There’s one advantage to the minor leagues.
“I thought it was a good showing,” said Darren Ruud of Des Moines.
You can have thousands of happy fans…
“I think it went real well,” said Tom Stevens of Johnston.
…even when you finish dead last.
“I would have liked to have seen them win more game than they did,” said Julie Hale of Des Moines, “but I think they had a good turnout.”
And that seems to be the consensus at the close of the Iowa Wild’s first season at Wells Fargo Arena where they averaged 59-hundred fans per game—that’s tenth out of 30 AHL teams.
“The only nights when it probably lacked a little bit more atmosphere than we would hope would be some of our mid-week games,” admitted Wild president, Todd Frederickson, “and those are always going to prove to be a challenge.”