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NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH JANUARY 14
 
YEAR-TO-DATE
TEAM
HOME
DATES
'97-98
AVG.
TOTAL
%
CAP
'96-97
AVG.
+/-
GAMES
'96-97
SEASON
MON
23
20,543
472,482
97%
21,002
- 1%
- 2%
PHI
23
19,433
446,970
100%
19,311
+ 2%
0%
NYR
25
18,183
454,568
100%
18,174
0%
0%
NJD
25
16,817
420,422
88%
16,398
+ 7%
+ 3%
OTT
22
16,050
353,095
87%
15,377
+ 4%
+ 12%
PIT
21
15,204
319,281
90%
16,735
- 7%
- 9%
BUF
20
14,766
295,311
79%
16,912
- 10%
- 13%
WAS
22
14,746
324,407
78%
15,763
- 7%
- 6%
FLA
23
14,703
338,169
100%
14,703
0%
0%
BOS
22
14,451
317,924
82%
15,551
- 4%
- 7%
TAM
24
14,120
338,888
71%
17,443
- 20%
- 19%
NYI
23
12,176
280,058
75%
12,495
+ 6%
- 3%
CAR
29
8,544
247,784
54%
13,685
- 37%
- 38%

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH JANUARY 14
 
YEAR-TO-DATE
TEAM
HOME
DATES
'97-98
AVG.
TOTAL
%
CAP
'96-97
AVG.
+/-
GAMES
'96-97
SEASON
DET
26
19,983
519,568
100%
19,978
no change
CHI
25
17,588
439,701
86%
19,397
- 6%
- 9%
STL
27
17,496
472,401
91%
16,807
+ 7%
+ 4%
VAN
22
17,140
377,080
93%
17,320
- 1%
- 1%
ANH
23
17,015
391,334
99%
16,991
+ 1%
0%
SJS
21
17,014
374,318
97%
17,420
- 2%
- 2%
CAL
24
16,781
402,755
90%
17,089
+ 1%
- 2%
DAL
23
16,228
373,248
96%
15,997
+ 3%
+ 1%
EDM
23
16,122
370,805
94%
16,052
+ 2%
0%
COL
24
16,061
385,464
100%
16,061
no change
TOR
23
15,698
361,064
100%
15,704
no change
PHO
23
14,899
342,678
92%
15,586
- 3%
- 4%
LAK
21
12,701
266,715
79%
12,297
+ 6%
+ 3%

 

NOTES: "96-97 AVG." is for last season as a whole. "+/- '96-97" compares this year's figures to last year's, both for the same number of home dates and for the season as a whole. The Hurricanes are playing at the Greensboro Coliseum, capacity 15,902. Last year, the team played in the Hartford Civic Center, capacity 14,660. The Capitals played their first 10 games at US Airways Arena before moving to the new MCI Center. Overall, the NHL is averaging 15,982 per game and playing to 89% capacity. -30-
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