Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > The Business of Hockey
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie

The Business of Hockey Discuss the financial and business aspects of the NHL. Topics may include the CBA, work stoppages, broadcast contracts, franchise sales, NHL revenues, relocation and expansion.

NHL Attendance

Closed Thread
Thread Tools
02-15-2005, 08:05 AM
McDonald19's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: California
Country: United States
Posts: 18,889
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by futurcorerock
That's not set in stone. There's an ownership group in LA that also wants to move that team to the new arena in Kansas City.

And its been said that if the Pond Management group reaches a certain # for their bid then it will be sold to them.

McDonald19 is offline  
02-15-2005, 08:41 AM
Registered User
Sotnos's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Not here
Posts: 10,900
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by bhawk24bob
tampa bay has been in the bottom half of league attendance 4 of the last 5 years, and i'm sure it would be more if i could find the data.
First off, should a Chicago fan really be bringing up other teams' attendance records? Don't think so.

Second, Tampa's attendance has gone up in each of the past 5-6 years, which is more than most other teams can say. Most of the home games last spring were sellouts. I'm not getting into the whole history of the team (you contractionists aren't interested anyway), but there are some very obvious reasons why the attendance was terrible for a few years. Chicago fans should have some idea about what it's like to get screwed over by cheap ownership.

Sotnos is offline  
02-15-2005, 09:53 AM
Registered User
missK's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Lightning country
Country: United States
Posts: 2,136
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by Sotnos
Second, Tampa's attendance has gone up in each of the past 5-6 years, which is more than most other teams can say.
Here are the actual numbers:

6 year steady increase in attendance, with 6 year increase in points standings too

98-99 Avg attend 11,500 (rank unkn), record 19-54-9 = 47 pts (4th SE Conf)
99-00 Avg attend 13,600 (rank unkn), record 19-47-9-7 = 54 pts (4th SE Conf)
00-01 Avg attend 14,906 (25th), record 24-47-9-7 = 59 pts (5th SE Conf)
01-02 Avg attend 15,722 (20th), record 27-40-11-4 = 69 pts (3rd SE Conf)
02-03 Avg attend 16,545 (16th), record 36-25-16-5 = 93 pts (1st SE Conf)
03-04 Avg attend 17,820 (12th), record 46-22-8-6 = 106 pts (1st East Conf)

missK is offline  
02-15-2005, 10:10 AM
Registered User
rwilson99's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: TAMPA, FL
Country: United States
Posts: 1,910
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by syc
Yeah until they don't make the playoffs, then we'll see the real Tampa fans.
In 01-02 when Tampa was in the fourth consecutive year of 50 loss seasons they drew 15,722 fans on average. The Bolts, as one of professional sports worst franchises, drew more more than Calgary, Boston, Pittsburgh, NYI and Chicago. They also had enough fans to sell out Winnepeg's precious new arena every night.

In other words... shove it.


Last edited by rwilson99: 02-15-2005 at 10:19 AM.
rwilson99 is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:36 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. @2017 All Rights Reserved.