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A LOOK AT THE END OF THE CISL SEASON
Published October 12, 1994
After finishing the '94 season with a sell-out crowd for Game 3 of the League's championship series, the CISL announced its happiness with their progress as a league. ATTENDANCE: More than 1M fans attended CISL games during the '94 regular season for an average of 5,203 fans per game. The CISL had 12 crowds of more than 10,000, a 600% increase over the '93 season. The Detroit Neon led the way, averaging 9,379 a game. EXPANSION: The CISL feels they established a national presence with the addition of teams in markets such as Charlotte, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, San Jose and Washington, DC. Seattle and Mexico City are expected to join the league next year. NHL/NBA AFFILIATIONS: The league continued to add to its ownership with the addition of the following NBA and NHL partners during the past year: Pistons, Penguins, Sharks, Supersonics, Bullets and Capitals. SPONSORSHIP MONEY: The Detroit Neon, besides leading the league in attendance, also led in corporate sponsorships with nearly $1M generated. Chrysler was the team's title sponsor, providing the nickname "Neon" (THE DAILY).