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Volume 24 No. 160

The Back Of The Book

     The following are attendance figures for NHL exhibitiongames held in cities generally regarded as prospects for NHLexpansion.  The figures are based on information from host clubsor the venues.  The NHL is not involved in the scheduling ormarketing of off-site pre-season games.  Other possible expansioncities include Portland and Minneapolis which will host regular-season games in Dec. and Jan.                                                    
CITY/VENUE
DATE
TEAMS
ATTENDANCE
% OF
CAPACITY
AVG
TIX$
SAN ANTONIO
Alamodome
9/27
Stars vs. Kings
14,342
71%
$31
DENVER
McNichols Arena
9/14
Sharks vs. Ducks
13,298
78%
$26
LAS VEGAS
Thomas & Mack Arena
9/24
Bruins vs.
Blackhawks
10,134
92%
$16
SACRAMENTO
Arco Arena
9/22
Rangers vs.
Sharks
9,167
65%
$30
PHOENIX
Vet's Memorial
9/24
Rangers vs.
Kings
8,851
64%
$28
LAS VEGAS
Thomas & Mack
9/23
Oilers vs.
Bruins
8,200
75%
$16
ATLANTA
Omni
9/24
Lightning vs.
IHL Knights
8,160
58%
$11
CHARLESTON, S.C.
No. Charelston Coliseum
9/24
Lightning vs. Sabres
7,939
76%
$13
OKLAHOMA CITY
Marriott Conv. Center
9/15
Blues vs. Stars
7,834
60%
$20
LAS VEGAS
Thomas & Mack
9/22
Oilers vs
Blackhawks
6,200
56%
$16
JACKSONVILLE
Jacks. Coliseum
9/22
Islanders vs. Panthers
6,131
75%
$13
CHARLOTTE
Independence Arena
9/20
Capitals vs.
Quebec
5,125
54%
$17

 

COMPANY        SYM   CLOSE    +/-   OPEN    HIGH    LOW    VOLUME
Bos. Celtics   BOS   20 5/8    0   20 3/4  20 3/4  20 5/8   7200
Cobra Golf    CBRA   55 1/4 +2 1/8 53 1/4  55 1/4  52 3/4 164000
Callaway Golf  ELY   34 1/2    0   34 3/4  35 1/8  33 7/8 519300
Fila           FLH   16 1/4  +1/4  16      16 1/4  16       4600
Sport Supply   GYM   12 5/8  -3/8  13 1/4  13 1/4  12 5/8  26600
L.A. Gear       LA    7 3/8  +1/8   7 3/8   7 3/8   7 1/4  31700
Nike           NKE   59 3/8  +1/4  59 1/4  59 7/8  59 1/4 204800
Reebok         RBK   37 1/4  +1/2  37      37 1/4  36 7/8 269000
Russell Athl.  RML   30 1/4  -7/8  31 1/8  31 1/8  30 1/4  30100
Sportmart     SPMT   16 1/2    0   16 1/2  16 3/4  16      12400
Starter        STA    8 7/8    0    9       9       8 3/4  21300
Topps         TOPP    6 1/2    0    6 1/4   6 1/2   6 1/4  41500