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Attendance by League
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Attendances per league, per season
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* Var. = Variation in % from previous season
National Hockey League
             Seaso  Season       Serie Series      Grand   Season       Series
Leagu Season Games Attendanc Var.Games Attendan    Total   Average Var. Average
NHL  1998-99  1107 18,057,38   5%   .       .           .   16,312   1%     .
NHL  1997-98  1066 17,253,20   1%   .       .           .   16,185   1%     .
NHL   1996-97 1066 17,041,51   0%   86 1,540,14  18,581,65  15,986   0%  17,909
NHL   1995-96 1066 17,040,46  85%   .       .               15,985   8%     .
NHL   1994-95  624  9,233,88 -43%   81 1,329,13  10,563,01  14,798   0%  16,409
NHL   1993-94 1092 16,105,60  14%   90 1,440,09  17,545,69  14,749   5%  16,001
NHL   1992-93 1008 14,158,17  11%   83 1,346,03  15,504,21  14,046  -3%  16,217
NHL   1991-92  880 12,769,67   3%   86 1,327,92  14,097,59  14,511  -1%  15,441
NHL   1990-91  840 12,343,89  -2%   92 1,442,20  13,786,10  14,695  -2%  15,676
NHL   1989-90  840 12,579,65   1%   85 1,355,59  13,935,24  14,976   1%  15,948
NHL   1988-89  840 12,417,96   2%   83 1,327,21  13,745,18  14,783   2%  15,991
NHL   1987-88  840 12,117,51   2%   83 1,336,90  13,454,41  14,426   2%  16,107
NHL   1986-87  840 11,855,88   2%   87 1,383,96  13,239,84  14,114   2%  15,908
NHL   1985-86  840 11,621,00   0%   72 1,152,50  12,773,50  13,835   0%  16,007
NHL   1984-85  840 11,633,73   2%   70 1,107,50  12,741,23  13,850   2%  15,821
NHL   1983-84  840 11,359,38   3%   70 1,107,40  12,466,78  13,523   3%  15,820
NHL   1982-83  840 11,020,61   3%   66 1,088,22  12,108,83  13,120   3%  16,488
NHL   1981-82  840 10,710,89   0%   71 1,058,94  11,769,84  12,751   0%  14,915
NHL   1980-81  840 10,726,19   2%   68   966,39  11,692,58  12,769   2%  14,212
NHL   1979-80  840 10,533,62  36%   63   976,69  11,510,32  12,540  10%  15,503
NHL   1978-79  680  7,758,05  -9%   45   694,52   8,452,57  11,409  -4%  15,434
NHL   1977-78  720  8,526,56   0%   45   686,63   9,213,19  11,842   0%  15,259
NHL   1976-77  720  8,563,89  -6%   44   646,27   9,210,16  11,894  -6%  14,688
NHL   1975-76  720  9,103,76  -4%   48   726,27   9,830,04  12,644  -4%  15,131
NHL   1974-75  720  9,521,53  10%   51   784,18  10,305,71  13,224  -5%  15,376
NHL   1973-74  624  8,640,97   1%   38   600,44   9,241,42  13,848   1%  15,801
NHL   1972-73  624  8,575,65  13%   38   624,63   9,200,28  13,743  -1%  16,438
NHL   1971-72  546  7,609,36   5%   36   582,66   8,192,03  13,937   5%  16,185
NHL   1970-71  546  7,257,67  21%   43   707,63   7,965,31  13,292   1%  16,457
NHL   1969-70  456  5,992,06   8%   34   461,69   6,453,75  13,140   8%  13,579
NHL   1968-69  456  5,550,61  12%   33   431,73   5,982,35  12,172   9%  13,083
NHL   1967-68  444  4,938,04  60%   40   495,08   5,433,13  11,122 -24%  12,377
NHL   1966-67  210  3,084,75   5%   16   248,33   3,333,09  14,689   5%  15,521
NHL   1965-66  210  2,941,16   4%   16   249,00   3,190,16  14,006   4%  15,563
NHL   1964-65  210  2,822,63   3%   20   303,85   3,126,49  13,441   3%  15,193
NHL   1963-64  210  2,732,64   5%   21   309,14   3,041,79  13,013   5%  14,721
NHL   1962-63  210  2,590,57   6%   16   220,90   2,811,48  12,336   6%  13,807
NHL   1961-62  210  2,435,42   5%   18   277,00   2,712,42  11,597   5%  15,389
NHL   1960-61  210  2,317,14   -    17   242,00   2,559,14  11,034   -   14,235

American Hockey League

             Seaso  Season       Serie Series      Grand   Season       Series
Leagu Season Games Attendanc Var.Games Attendan    Total   Average Var. Average
AHL  1998-99   720  4,149,75   2%   69   326,11   4,475,86   5,764   2%   4,726
AHL  1997-98   720  4,067,17   7%   .       .           .    5,649   7%     .
AHL  1996-97   720  3,802,82  11%   .       .           .    5,282  11%     .
AHL  1995-96   719  3,424,63   8%   .       .           .    4,763  -4%     .
AHL   1994-95  640  3,162,62  15%   .       .           .    4,942  15%     .
AHL  1993-94   640  2,759,54   7%   58   234,81   2,994,36   4,312   7%   4,049
AHL  1992-93   640  2,578,27   -    .       .           .    4,029   -      .
AHL  1991-92                   -                                     -
AHL  1990-91   600  2,315,92   3%                            3,860  -4%
AHL  1989-90   560  2,256,12   4%                            4,029   4%
AHL  1988-89   560  2,171,96   9%                            3,879   9%
AHL  1987-88   560  1,994,52   9%                            3,562   1%
AHL  1986-87   520  1,834,88   5%                            3,529   5%
AHL  1985-86   520  1,748,12  -6%                            3,362  -6%
AHL  1984-85   520  1,850,60   0%                            3,559   0%
AHL  1983-84   520  1,843,60  -5%                            3,545  -5%
AHL  1982-83   520  1,932,68  14%                            3,717  -3%
AHL  1981-82   440  1,692,64  19%                            3,847  -3%
AHL  1980-81   360  1,421,12  -8%                            3,948   3%
AHL  1979-80   400  1,540,12  12%                            3,850   1%
AHL  1978-79   360  1,370,08   0%                            3,806  -5%
AHL  1977-78   343  1,373,23  56%                            4,004   9%
AHL  1976-77   240    882,68   -                             3,678   -
AHL  1975-76                   -                                -    -
AHL  1974-75   365  1,447,47   -                             3,966   -
AHL  1973-74                   -                                -    -
AHL  1972-73                   -                                -    -
AHL  1971-72                   -                                -    -
AHL  1970-71   288  1,301,94 -13%                            4,521  -2%
AHL  1969-70   324  1,495,94   7%                            4,617  -2%
AHL  1968-69   296  1,397,34   0%                            4,721  -3%
AHL  1967-68   288  1,399,53  -3%                            4,860   9%
AHL  1966-67   324  1,440,82   0%                            4,447   0%
AHL  1965-66   324  1,436,43  -3%                            4,433  -3%
AHL  1964-65   324  1,481,43  -6%                            4,572  -6%
AHL  1963-64   324  1,573,38   2%                            4,856   2%
AHL  1962-63   324  1,538,17   -                             4,747   -

International Hockey League

             Seaso  Season       Serie Series      Grand   Season       Series
Leagu Season Games Attendanc Var.Games Attendan    Total   Average Var. Average
IHL  1998-99   656  4,604,23 -14%   .       .           .    7,019  -3%     .
IHL  1997-98   738  5,342,38 -11%   .       .           .    7,239  -6%     .
IHL  1996-97   779  6,020,68   4%   .       .           .    7,729   4%     .
IHL  1995-96   779  5,780,38   0%   .       .           .    7,420 -10%     .
IHL   1994-95  697  5,757,89  67%   .       .           .    8,261  25%     .
IHL  1993-94   520  3,448,84   6%   36   209,06   3,657,90   6,632   1%   5,807
IHL  1992-93   492  3,245,60  35%   33   183,79   3,429,39   6,597  13%   5,569
IHL  1991-92   410  2,403,56   5%   .       .           .    5,862  12%     .
IHL  1990-91   440  2,296,24  40%   .       .           .    5,219  17%     .
IHL  1989-90   369  1,644,97  12%   .       .           .    4,458  24%     .
IHL  1988-89   410  1,474,28  36%   .       .           .    3,596  22%     .
IHL  1987-88   369  1,085,60   -    .       .           .    2,942   -      .

East Coast Hockey League

             Seaso  Season       Serie Series      Grand   Season       Series
Leagu Season Games Attendanc Var.Games Attendan    Total   Average Var. Average
ECHL 1998-99   945  4,583,68   5%   .       .           .    4,850  -3%     .
ECHL 1997-98   875  4,385,74   3%   .       .           .    5,012  -5%     .
ECHL 1996-97   805  4,244,34  18%   .       .           .    5,272   8%     .
ECHL 1995-96   735  3,604,65  11%   .       .           .    4,904  -8%     .
ECHL  1994-95  611  3,247,28   2%   62   273,53   3,520,81   5,315   8%   4,412
ECHL 1993-94   646  3,184,95  48%   49   210,32 .            4,930  10%   4,292
ECHL 1992-93   480  2,157,18  -2%                            4,494  -2%
ECHL 1991-92   480  2,203,87  54%                            4,591  13%
ECHL 1990-91   352  1,433,24  72%                            4,072  17%
ECHL 1989-90   240    833,25   -                             3,472   -

Central Hockey League

             Seaso  Season       Serie Series      Grand   Season       Series
Leagu Season Games Attendanc Var.Games Attendan    Total   Average Var. Average
CHL  1998-99   385  1,676,42  10%   .       .           .    4,354   0%     .
CHL  1997-98   350  1,520,21   5%   31   142,44   1,662,65   4,343  -1%   4,595
CHL  1996-97   330  1,450,05  34%   35   163,37   1,613,43   4,394 -22%   4,668
CHL  1995-96   192  1,081,56 -17%   19   144,10   1,225,67   5,633   0%   7,584
CHL  1994-95   231  1,305,62  15%   18   104,19   1,409,82   5,652  -4%   5,789
CHL  1993-94   192  1,132,54  15%   18   118,03   1,250,58   5,899   8%   6,558
CHL  1992-93   180    983,61   -    18   140,86   1,124,47   5,465   -    7,826

West Coast Hockey League

             Seaso  Season       Serie Series      Grand   Season       Series
Leagu Season Games Attendanc Var.Games Attendan    Total   Average Var. Average
WCHL 1998-99   279  1,190,69  13%   .       .           .    4,268  17%     .
WCHL 1997-98   287  1,051,23  78%   .       .           .    3,663  19%     .
WCHL 1996-97   192    589,27  10%   .       .           .    3,069   4%     .
WCHL 1995-96   180    533,37   -    .       .           .    2,963   -      .

Western Professional Hockey League

             Seaso  Season       Serie Series      Grand   Season       Series
Leagu Season Games Attendanc Var.Games Attendan    Total   Average Var. Average
WPHL 1998-99   596  2,100,36  27%   40   145,07   2,245,44   3,524 -10%   3,627
WPHL 1997-98   420  1,651,93  91%   31   139,13   1,791,06   3,933 -13%   4,488
WPHL 1996-97   192    864,02   -    17    82,58     946,60   4,500   -    4,858

United Hockey League / Colonial Hockey League

             Seaso  Season       Serie Series      Grand   Season       Series
Leagu Season Games Attendanc Var.Games Attendan    Total   Average Var. Average
UHL  1998-99   407  1,286,23  14%   40   155,22   1,441,45   3,160   3%   3,881
UHL  1997-98   370  1,129,92   -    39   164,38   1,294,30   3,054   -    4,215
CoHL  1996-97  370  1,044,73   7%   33   140,66   1,185,40   2,824  -3%   4,263
CoHL  1995-96  333    972,82  40%   38    96,21   1,069,03   2,921  24%   2,532
CoHL  1994-95  296    696,97  17%   34    87,88     784,86   2,355   0%   2,585
CoHL 1993-94   252    593,96  56%   22    55,15     649,12   2,357  30%   2,507
CoHL  1992-93  210    380,37   -    30    72,85         .    1,811   -    2,429

Québec Junior Major Hockey League

             Seaso  Season       Serie Series      Grand   Season       Series
Leagu Season Games Attendanc Var.Games Attendan    Total   Average Var. Average

LHJMQ1998-99   525  1,460,77   4%   .       .           .    2,782   4%     .
LHJMQ1997-98   525  1,401,79  13%   .       .           .    2,670   5%     .
LHJMQ1996-97   490  1,240,96  10%   .       .           .    2,533  10%     .
LHJMQ1995-96   490  1,131,56  18%   .       .           .    2,309  12%     .
LHJMQ1994-95   468    962,97  36%   .       .           .    2,058  36%     .
LHJMQ1993-94   468    708,36   -    .       .           .    1,514   -      .

Western (Junior) Hockey League

             Seaso  Season       Serie Series      Grand   Season       Series
Leagu Season Games Attendanc Var.Games Attendan    Total   Average Var. Average
WHL  1998-99   648  2,543,19   -    .       .           .    3,925   -      .

Sources: Leagues websites, leagues offices, NHL Guide

 

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