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  • NHL Attendance Flat Through March 16; Blackhawks Home Games At 108.4% Capacity

    NHL teams are averaging 17,039 fans per game to date, flat compared to the same time period last year. The Blackhawks lead all clubs with 21,374 fans per game while packing United Center to 108.4% capacity. The Predators and Avalanche are seeing the best growth among Western Conference clubs (+8%), despite the fact that both clubs would miss the playoffs if the season ended today. The Stars and Blue Jackets are taking heavy hits at the gate, both seeing a double-digit percentage drop. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the NHL Western Conference through March 16, with comparisons to the same period last year. See tomorrow's issue of THE DAILY for Eastern Conference figures (THE DAILY).

    NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH MARCH 16
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('09-10)
    Blackhawks
    36
    769,460
    21,374
    108.4%
    21,215
    0.7%
    36
    Red Wings
    34
    666,430
    19,601
    97.7%
    19,512
    0.5%
    34
    Flames
    37
    713,693
    19,289
    100.0%
    19,289
    0.0%
    36
    Blues
    36
    689,400
    19,150
    100.0%
    18,882
    1.4%
    34
    Canucks
    37
    697,820
    18,860
    100.3%
    18,810
    0.3%
    34
    Wild
    34
    609,584
    17,929
    99.3%
    18,377
    -2.4%
    35
    Sharks
    34
    597,108
    17,562
    100.0%
    17,558
    0.0%
    36
    Stars
    36
    538,377
    14,955
    80.7%
    17,186
    -13.0%
    34
    Kings
    33
    596,375
    18,072
    99.7%
    17,127
    5.5%
    33
    Oilers
    35
    589,365
    16,839
    100.0%
    16,839
    0.0%
    35
    Blue Jackets
    34
    462,396
    13,600
    75.0%
    15,226
    -10.7%
    35
    Ducks
    36
    525,110
    14,586
    84.9%
    15,065
    -3.2%
    34
    Predators
    32
    511,217
    15,976
    93.4%
    14,733
    8.4%
    33
    Avalanche
    35
    522,247
    14,921
    82.9%
    13,784
    8.3%
    34
    Coyotes
    34
    403,392
    11,864
    69.3%
    11,420
    3.9%
    37
    W.C. TOTALS
    523
    8,891,974
    17,002
    93.1%
    17,000
    0.0%
    520
    NHL TOTALS
    1,054
    17,958,931
    17,039
    92.7%
    16,986
    0.3%
    1,038
     

    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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