More than 86,000 people have walked through Mile One Centre since 2017 BRIER began!


Fans fill the stands at 2017 Brier in St. John’s; attendance up over last year

More than 86,000 have walked through stadium gates since regular competition began

It could be that it’s been 45 years since Newfoundland and Labrador last hosted the Brier, or perhaps it’s the impressive showing by hometown favourites Brad Gushue and Team NL — but something is definitely bringing local fans out in droves to this year’s event in St. John’s.

Compared with last year in Ottawa, it would seem attendance numbers at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier are doing quite well.

By the time the 16th draw ended Thursday night, 86,542 people had walked through the gates of Mile One Centre in St. John’s since the start of regular competition at the Brier.

That’s 17,221 more people than had entered TD Place Arena in Ottawa at the stage of the tournament last year.

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