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NHL Attendance For Each Team After 12 Home Games: 2012-13

Here is round two of our attendance tracking for this season. As noted in our first installment, we’re tracking based on six game increments or 25% percent of their home games.

Attendance figures have to be taken with a grain of salt as they are not always reported correctly, see Florida Panthers.

Team
12 Games
2012-13 AVG
12 Games
% Capacity
6 Games
2012-13 AVG
Final
2011-12 AVG
Final
2010-11 AVG
Final
2009-10 AVG
Chicago
21,576
109
21,556
21,533
21,423
21,356
Montreal
21,273
100
21,273
21,273
21,273
21,273
Detroit
20,066
100
20,066
20,114
19,680
19,546
Philadelphia
19,770
101
19,700
20,433
19,715
19,535
Toronto
19,370
103
19,257
19,506
19,354
19,289
Calgary
19,289
100
19,289
19,289
19,289
19,260
Tampa Bay
19,204
97
19,204
18,468
17,268
15,497
Ottawa
19,001
99
19,100
19,356
18,378
18,269
Vancouver
18,985
101
19,060
18,884
18,860
18,810
Buffalo
18,973
102
18,876
18,550
18,452
17,078
Pittsburgh
18,645
101
18,646
18,566
18,240
17,078
Minnesota
18,549
103
18,270
17,772
18,012
18,415
Washington
18,506
100
18,506
18,506
18,397
18,277
Los Angeles
18,183
100
18,226
17,920
18,083
17,313
Carolina
18,026
97
18,265
16,042
16,415
15,240
St. Louis
17,644
92
17,681
18,809
19,150
18,883
Boston
17,565
100
17,565
17,564
17,565
17,388
San Jose
17,560
100
17,562
17,562
17,562
17,558
Dallas
17,347
94
17,847
14,226
15,073
17,215
NY Rangers
17,200
95
17,200
18,191
18,108
18,076
New Jersey
17,190
98
17,154
15,396
14,775
15,535
Nashville
17,144
100
17,113
16,690
16,142
14,979
Florida
17,003
100
17,120
16,628
15,685
15,146
Edmonton
16,839
100
16,839
16,839
16,839
16,839
Anaheim
15,560
91
15,697
14,760
14,738
15,168
Colorado
15,257
85
14,955
15,498
14,820
13,947
Winnipeg
15,004
100
15,004
15,004
13,469
13,607
Columbus
13,648
75
14,641
14,660
13,658
15,416
Phoenix
13,182
76
12,364
12,420
12,188
11,989
NY Islanders
12,818
79
12,766
13,191
11,059
12,735
* Prior to 2011-12, attendance numbers for Winnipeg are Atlanta’s attendance numbers.

8 Comments

  1. Jeff

    March 19, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Only 4 teams under 91%.

    (if you believe these numbers)

  2. hotwings

    March 19, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I think that one of the reasons why teams report higher than realistic figures is because they are using the club to launder dirty money. For example, if you have a block of 5,000 unsold tickets, you say that they were sold and then you have a big financial asset on your balance sheet which you can use to legitimize dirty money.

  3. Leaf_Fan

    March 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    so hotwings, are you implying that the owners of the panthers are the ones behind all the crack and cocaine smuggling down there?

  4. hotwings

    March 19, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    No, not implying that.. Just using the phrase “dirty money” as a term to mean laundered funds… and yes, that includes drug money, but not in all cases… It means other things like, tax evasion, illicit profits, bribed money, siphoned public funds, etc…

  5. Jeff

    March 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Uhh…really?

    How does one introduce bags full of cash into the business, without any staff/accounting/league officials/external accounting firms that work on behalf of the NHLPA noticing this?

  6. tuff guy

    March 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    what seems more likely is artificially reporting attendence for greater ad revenue or to justify their continued existence (such as phoenix staying in phoenix and not being moved).

  7. tuff guy

    March 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    those bottom three teams are quite pathetic, im baffled at how they are kept around at the expense of other teams fans (ultimately the ticket prices are inflated in some markets to compensate for lost revenue due to revenue sharing)

  8. duder

    March 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    How in gods name are the ‘turds (Panthers) not one of the bottom 3? *Nobody* goes to their games except fans from other teams. Even us Bolts fans outnumber them when we play down there.