THN: Brampton Battalion relocation proves Toronto isn't a hockey town
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11-12-2012, 12:16 AM
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I'll ignore this years attendance as it's probably a little inflated due to the NHL Lockout.
So last year they were 14th and you think that's good? The GTA probably has the biggest base of hockey fans in the world to draw from and the best they can do is 14th?
And from the article in the OP:
The reason this is flawed is that Missisuagas and Bramptons arena were within 10 minutes of each other. Take one out, combine demographics and suddenly you have a top 5 attendance. Look at Oshawa, another GTA team, expect similar attendance.
As for the thread, the distance between the Hershey center and powerade centre, the fact that Brampton is not even Toronto and is populated by mainly non-hockey cultures, and the fact that these junior teams have to battle 2 professional hockey teams, a professional soccer team, professional basketball team, a professional baseball team and a professional football team (also left out lacrosse but i cant imagine a lot of people attending it) in addition to multiple junior teams is just asking for trouble.
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