Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies

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Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
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City Atlantic City, NJ
League ECHL
Founded 1992
Operated 2001–2005
Home arena Boardwalk Hall
Franchise history
1992–2001 Birmingham Bulls
2001–2005 Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
2005–present Stockton Thunder
Championships
Conference Championships 2002–03
Kelly Cups 2002–03

The Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies were an ECHL hockey team in Atlantic City, New Jersey from 2001 to 2005. The team's venue was the historic Boardwalk Hall, which seats 6,979.

In 2001, the franchise played its inaugural season in Atlantic City after relocating from Birmingham, Alabama, where it was known as the Birmingham Bulls. In 2003, the team won the Kelly Cup, beating the Columbia Inferno in the finals.

Even though the Bullies found success on the ice, the team's attendance was poor. In its championship season, attendance averaged slightly above 3,000 per game. During the 2005 season, the franchise was sold to an ownership group from Stockton, California. The team moved and was renamed the Stockton Thunder for the 2005–06 season and since.

Preceded by
Greenville Grrrowl
Kelly Cup Champions
2002–03
Succeeded by
Idaho Steelheads