America's Best Sports City
Notable St. Louis Attendance Marks
(As of March 2010)
- St. Louis Blues: Finished in top six in Western Conference total attendance during past two seasons averaging 18,082 fans per game.
- St. Louis Cardinals: Have drawn at least 3 million fans 11 of the past 12 seasons. In 2009, the Cardinals ranked third in the National League drawing 3,343,252 fans.
- St. Louis Rams: Strung together 95 consecutive regular-season sellouts from the 1995 season through the 2006 season.
- River City Rascals (minor league baseball): Averaged 101,670 fans the past three seasons.
- Gateway Grizzlies (minor league baseball): Over 175,000 fans came through the turnstiles during the 2009 season.
- 2009 All-Star FanFest: Set all-time attendance record for Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest with a total of 150,804 – eclipsing the previous mark set in New York by 17 percent.
- 2009 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships: Set all-time total attendance record of 97,336. St. Louis holds the top four attendance marks.
- 2007 NCAA Frozen Four: Set all-time attendance record of 19,432 for the Championship game.
- 2005 Cory Spinks vs. Zab Judah World Welterweight Championship Fight: Sold-out crowd of 22,730 was the most ever to see a boxing match at an indoor arena.
- 2004 U.S. Olympic Diving Trials: Total attendance of 22,500 at the St. Peters
Rec-Plex was an all-time record for the event.
- 2004 U.S. Senior Open: Sold-out event drew 171,000 fans.
- 2002 NCAA Men's Basketball First/Second Rounds: Ranked No. 1 all-time in net receipts for a sub-regional. The three sessions drew 73,774 fans.
- 2001 NCAA Women's Final Four: Sold out nearly a year ahead of the event.
- 2000 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships: Set all-time record for U.S. Gymnastics Championships ticket sales.
- 1999 NCAA Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional: Set NCAA Regional single-game attendance record of 42,519.
- 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival: Labeled "the best Festival ever" by the United States Olympic Committee. Holds records for total attendance (515,403) and involved nearly 15,000 volunteers.
- 1992 PGA Championship: Regarded as one of the most successful ever. The first of 74 PGA Championships to sell out. Drew 35,000 spectators per day.