I posted the following tweats today and thought I would post them here for anyone that didn’t catch them in their timeline or are Tweeters.
Through yesterday’s games compared to like games last year #NHLAttendance is up 5% #whatlockout
Only 3 teams have lower attendance this year: Leafs -1%, Rangers -5% and Blues -8% TOR & NYR reduced capacity & sold out every game
3 teams have 20% increase or more in 2013. Stars 94%, Devils 22% & surprise…Coyotes 23% Lots of room to improve over last year.
Next biggest increases YoY Attendance, Kings 19%, Panthers 16% & Hurricanes 15%
Columbus Bluejackets attendance is up 8% #NashWho
All Canadian teams continue to sell out every game. As does Bos, Buf, Chi, SJS, NYR, Pit, Was
The Nashville Predators & Tampa Bay Lightning have sold out every home game this year 3 for NAS, 6 for TBL
Bottom line is that NHL Attendance is up across the board. The St. Louis Blues are the only team that has a legitimate decrease year over year through their home games. Greate to see the Stars, Blue Jackets and Coyotes increase their attendance but they did have the biggest opportunity to improve. The Coyotes still have the 2nd lowest average attendance in the league with 12,349 & Columbus is 3rd lowest with 14,047.