Danes to DEL - SEL depletion
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04-30-2013, 09:29 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
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You do hear Danish spoken at the arena occasionally, but my guess is that most of those Danes are living permanently on the Swedish side of the bridge.
For the big games, maybe 10 - 20 Danes will be headed with me on the train back to Copenhagen
, but on some nights, it's more like one or two - who might not even have been at the game. Some may be commuting by car of course, but I suspect
the number is in single digit in terms of regular attendees / season ticket holders living on the Danish side
Hardly what Percy Nilsson envisioned, but he of course expected them to be in the SEL on a regular basis.
Still, if you're a hockey fan living in the Copenhagen area, you owe it to yourself to go check it out. It's also a great introduction to the game for newbies. It's just a 'bigger' experience to watch a game in a modern almost-NHL sized arena with all the sound/visual effects compared to R°dovre... or Herlev
So you are one of an elite bunch.
Malm÷ has really had a hard time getting back to SEL and seem to disappoint very year.. But whether Malm÷ plays in Allsvenskan or SEL would it really change the Danish supporter numbers significantly??
I think you would need an "ěresund team" in SEL with arena at the Copenhagen side to boost numbers. It seems the Swedes are more willing to cross west of the bridge than Danes are willing to cross east! So who knows...probably wont work. Fanbase are with all likelihood tied to much to Malm÷ for moving the club over the bridge.
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