Hockey in Europe and growth
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10-30-2011, 12:38 PM
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Allsvenskan(football league) has less games than Elitserien. That's why hockey has a bigger overall attendance number. Common sense.
No it's not really. Is every soccer game filled to it's limits? If it was, then you'd have a good point.
The biggest complaint people usually have about hockey is that there's too many games. If hockey played just once a week like soccer and the arenas were bigger, hockey would have much higher average attendance than they do today.
Also, if soccer played as many games as hockey, their average attendance would be a lot lower than it is now. I'm sure their total would be higher than it is today, but I'm not sure by how much really.
Soccer plays once a week, hockey 3-4 times a week. Most people can't attend games 3-4 times a week. Once a week no problem.
Allsvenskan soccer has more teams than SEL too, which plays in their favour, but the fact still is that SEL sells almost 1 million more tickets per season.
Total attendance is pretty much the only way you can get a fair comparison.
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