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NHL Attendance Flat To Date; Predators Up 12% In Nashville

NHL teams are averaging 16,974 fans per game through Jan. 17, flat compared to the same period a year ago. The Blackhawks lead all Western Conference teams with 21,290 fans per game, up 1.7% from a year ago. The Predators are seeing the conference's biggest jump at the gate, up 12.4% at Bridgestone Arena. Two clubs -- the Stars and Blue Jackets -- are seeing double-digit percentage drops in home attendance. The Coyotes are up 4.1% at Jobing.com Arena, but are only filling the venue to 65.1% capacity. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the NHL Western Conference through Jan. 17, with comparisons to the same period last year. See tomorrow's issue of THE DAILY for figures from the Eastern Conference (THE DAILY).

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH JAN. 17
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS
('09-10)
Blackhawks
27
574,822
21,290
108.0%
20,931
1.7%
27
Red Wings
23
445,704
19,378
96.6%
19,363
0.1%
24
Flames
20
385,780
19,289
100.0%
19,289
0.0%
25
Blues
23
440,450
19,150
100.0%
18,799
1.9%
26
Canucks
21
396,060
18,860
100.3%
18,810
0.3%
27
Kings
24
433,313
18,055
99.7%
16,858
7.1%
23
Wild
24
425,571
17,732
98.2%
18,362
-3.4%
23
Sharks
24
421,488
17,562
100.0%
17,556
0.0%
25
Oilers
21
353,619
16,839
100.0%
16,839
0.0%
25
Predators
20
319,991
16,000
93.5%
14,239
12.4%
24
Stars
25
375,300
15,012
81.0%
17,253
-13.0%
23
Avalanche
23
343,824
14,949
83.0%
14,061
6.3%
20
Ducks
25
364,226
14,569
84.8%
14,993
-2.8%
25
Blue Jackets
23
310,379
13,495
74.4%
15,252
-11.5%
23
Coyotes
21
233,943
11,140
65.1%
10,699
4.1%
27
W.C. TOTALS
344
5,824,470
16,932
92.7%
16,929
0.0%
367
NHL TOTALS
682
11,575,998
16,974
92.3%
16,938
0.2%
722
 

NOTES: Attendance figures for the European Premiere Series games have been replaced with the team's home capacity. Attendance data based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league.

 

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