This has been a painful start to the season for the Florida Panthers. Not just because they’re three games in and have yet to win, but also due to the fact that not a lot of fans are even showing up to see their efforts.
Florida set a new franchise record for a home opener when they drew a crowd of just 11,419 fans on Saturday. For Tuesday’s game against the Ottawa Senators only 7,311 fans showed up to the BB&T Center. That’s an all-time low for Florida, per the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch.
If you’re looking for a visual representation of just how sparsely populated the stadium was, here are some picture of the crowd at the start of the game:
Florida went on to suffer a 1-0 loss to Ottawa, which drops the Panthers to 0-2-1 this season.