On Friday, CSKA Moscow defeated Avangard 3-2 in OT to secure its first Gagarin Cup.

Throughout the whole 2019 playoffs, teams established new single-turn attendance records, and now it is possible to write also about the total numbers.

During the 2019 playoffs, teams established a new all-time capacity record, with an average of 9,509 available seats. The average attendance also set a record, with an average of 8,659 spectators a night. The 2019 playoffs rank second all-time in total attendance, with 692,697 fans flooding the gates. One game more would have been enough to break this record as well: last year, the total audience was 696,169 spectators.

The 2019 playoffs also set records for single-round attendance as it follows: 8,255 spectators in the first round, 9,078 in the second round, and 9,469 in the third round.

Dmitry Chernyshenko, KHL president:

- The best evidence of the fact that the interest in our League, including the playoffs, is raising is the increase in the average attendance. The fans buy tickets to be part of a good show, and as the saying goes, they vote with their feet.

This is a joint success of the League, clubs, and fans, whom I congratulate with for the great season. Live and breathe hockey!

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