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04-01-2013, 09:59 PM
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HockeylessInHouston
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Originally Posted by HansH View Post
A new calendar year, a chance to take a look at who the top thirty best-attended North American minor pro teams are, and what a league with those 30 teams would look like. Lots of change from last year, but there's some distortions becuase of the teams who are playing home games in their NHL parents' arenas during the lockout.

Enjoy and comment as you will.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE - 15 teams
Atlantic Division (5)
#1 Hershey (AHL) - 9,351.4
#5 Providence (AHL) - 6,991.0
#16 Bridgeport (AHL) - 5,779.3
#18 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) - 5,373.5
#26 Manchester (AHL) - 4,965.1

Northern Division (5)
#4 Toronto (AHL) - 7,079.8
#7 Rochester (AHL) - 6,889.0
#11 Hamilton (AHL) - 6,546.5
#13 St. John's (AHL) - 6,287.0
#22 Syracuse (AHL) - 5,236.8

Great Lakes Division (5)
#2 Fort Wayne (ECHL) - 7,444.2
#3 Lake Erie (AHL) - 7,173.8
#6 Chicago (AHL) - 6,898.9
#10 Grand Rapids (AHL) - 6,680.8
#15 Toledo (ECHL) - 5,823.3

AMERICAN CONFERENCE (15)
Southeastern Division (5)
#12 Orlando (ECHL) - 6,528.5
#17 Charlotte (AHL) - 5,514.4
#21 Norfolk (AHL) - 5,265.2
#23 Gwinnett (ECHL) - 5,140.0
#29 Florida (ECHL) - 4,834.9

Central Division (5)
#9 Houston (AHL) - 6,796.0
#14 San Antonio (AHL) - 6,173.6
#19 Missouri (CHL) - 5,357.0
#24 Evansville (ECHL) - 5,073.0
#28 Texas (AHL) - 4,837.9

Western Division (5)
#8 Ontario (ECHL) - 6,870.1
#20 Colorado (ECHL) - 5,289.0
#25 Stockton (ECHL) - 5,048.8
#27 Alaska (ECHL) - 4,839.2
#30 San Francisco (ECHL) - 4,750.6
Keep in mind when you bump those ECHL teams up to the A, attendance will drop with the increase in ticket prices. Just look at OKC. Barons attendance is half or less what the Blazers' was.

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