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Published October 06, 2009, 10:51 PM

The Ralph Visited by More Than 400,000 in Past Year

3,564,445 have attended events since arena first opened.

By: Milo Smith, WDAZ

More than 3-and-a-half million people have attended events at Ralph Engelstad Arena since it opened in 2001.

The arena today released attendance figures for the 2008-2009 season.which ended on September 30th.

404,442 people came through the doors for events over the last year. That's the lowest total since the 2001-02, but in a news release General Manager Jody Hodgson thanked fans for their support, "especially during challenging economic times."

The arena expects to have it's 2-millionth hockey fan walk through the gates in November.