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Old 06-17-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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NHL Attendance Leaders - National Hockey League - ESPN

top 4 teams w/ 100+ percent attendance:

1. Chicago Blackhawks
2. Detroit Redwings
3. Pittsburgh Penguins
4. NY Islanders

bottom 4:

27. Colorado Avalanche (89.5)
28. Phoenix Coyotes (89.5)
29. Florida Panthers (86.4)
30. Atlanta Thrashers (85.7%)
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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I still fail to see why the NHL thinks they can make more money with franchises down south rather than in Canada. I would be ecstatic if they moved franchises like Phoenix, Florida, Tampa, Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta, etc to places like Milwaukee, Whinepeg, Hartford, Quebec, Seattle maybe even a team in Alaska would be nice. Maybe not all great sports town but they'll sell more seats to a hockey game than any team in Florida, Arizona Tennessee or Texas ever will
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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NHL Attendance Leaders - National Hockey League - ESPN

top 4 teams w/ 100+ percent attendance:

1. Chicago Blackhawks
2. Detroit Redwings
3. Pittsburgh Penguins
4. NY Islanders

bottom 4:

27. Colorado Avalanche (89.5)
28. Phoenix Coyotes (89.5)
29. Florida Panthers (86.4)
30. Atlanta Thrashers (85.7%)
Am I correct thinking that 100%+ means that they sold out all of their games? This site shows Red Wing games that weren't:
http://http://www.letsgowings.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59459 (http://http//www.letsgowings.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59459 - broken link)

Hey... Detroit had great attendance but how did they get 100+? Some games with a lot of standing room?
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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Even 85% capacity, like ATL has, is not that bad, really. I heard that 3 to 5 NBA teams had less capacity than that.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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NHL Attendance Leaders - National Hockey League - ESPN

top 4 teams w/ 100+ percent attendance:

1. Chicago Blackhawks
2. Detroit Redwings
3. Pittsburgh Penguins
4. NY Islanders

bottom 4:

27. Colorado Avalanche (89.5)
28. Phoenix Coyotes (89.5)
29. Florida Panthers (86.4)
30. Atlanta Thrashers (85.7%)
I think #4 is a typo....should be NY Rangers. I'm actually surprised the Islanders didn't finish in the bottom 4.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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It is a lot more accurate to measure attendance rankings by average attendance rather than by % of the arena filled. Doing this way, you have this as your top 4:

1) Chicago 22,247
2) Montreal 21,273
3) Detroit 19,865
4) Philadelphia 19,545


and this as your bottom 4:

27) Nashville 15,010
28) Phoenix 14,875
29) Atlanta 14,626
30) NY Islanders 13,773


It is worth noting that the list Census Data posted is total percentage, home and road. If we were using the OP's criteria for HOME games and home games only, you would have this top 4:

1 Chicago 111.2
2 Ottawa 105.0
3 Minnesota 102.8
4 Toronto 102.7

and you would have this bottom 4:

27) Phoenix 85.0
28) NY Islanders 84.5
29) Florida 81.2
30) Atlanta 78.9
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Hey... Detroit had great attendance but how did they get 100+? Some games with a lot of standing room?
That is actually a common thing. Every seat in the arena is taken + several hundred media members, cheerleaders etc.

BTW I meant to show the rankings for home attendance percent, thanks for showing the correct figures
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:03 PM
 
Location: NJ
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low attendance has it's upside too

i miss $15 tickets and free parking for panthers games lol. now i have to shed out $50 for the rangers plus $15 train ticket
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Norwood, MN
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I think #4 is a typo....should be NY Rangers. I'm actually surprised the Islanders didn't finish in the bottom 4.
According to one listing I saw, the Islanders had the lowest actual attendance per game, about 13,800 per game.
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I still fail to see why the NHL thinks they can make more money with franchises down south rather than in Canada. I would be ecstatic if they moved franchises like Phoenix, Florida, Tampa, Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta, etc to places like Milwaukee, Whinepeg, Hartford, Quebec, Seattle maybe even a team in Alaska would be nice. Maybe not all great sports town but they'll sell more seats to a hockey game than any team in Florida, Arizona Tennessee or Texas ever will
Don't dismiss Dallas that easily. Dallas is seen as one of the few hockey markets in the South that has worked. This was their worse year in attendance in a while and yet it's still 15th. But hockey in Dallas has worked. I can understand your sentiments on Phoenix, Atlanta (they haven't been above number 20 in this decade), Carolina, and Florida. But Dallas has been gold for the sport.
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