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12-07-2012, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by topched View Post
for those of you who are living in Russia... what do you expect the attendance to be like across the tournament? What is the main arena like? Do you expect sellouts?
Attendances should be decent but nothing compared with if it was hosted in Canada because of arena size and the popularity of the tournament being much smaller compared to NA. The Ufa Arena is pretty nice quite compact (8,000 capacity). I think the attendances will be a lot better than last time Russia hosted (Averaged 1,000 in matches not involving Russia), mainly because of higher incomes and Hockey has had somewhat of a resurgence here, plus hosting anything in Moscow outside of football is stupid. The KHL side that plays in the Ufa Arena averages around 7,000 per game. The other arena which is hosting Group A matches has a capacity of 4,000.

Sellouts for Russia games and possibly late on in the tournament.

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