NHL Attendance Numbers for 2013

Inspired by Day one of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, I have updated my Year over Year NHL attendance figures. I am going to make this short and sweet

  • League attendance is up 3.4%
  • 4 teams saw a decline in attendance but two of them (Leafs & Rangers) are due to configuration changes in their arenas over the off season
  • 4 teams saw growth over 20% (Hurricanes, Devils, Coyotes and Dallas)
  • Dallas is seeing a 70% increase
  • Nashville Predators have sold out every game this season.
  • That makes 18 of the 30 teams that have sold out every game

For the heck of it I thought I would break out the Coyotes attendance since there appears to be a lot of sensativity about them right now:

As always, let me know your thoughts and if you want to see any specifics.

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