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Old 10-13-2007, 02:26 PM
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Hi guys, I've had some spare time on my hands, and, being an accountant, I figured an interesting little project would be to tabulate the attendance on a league wide basis throughout the year.

The attendance figures are taken from the OHL website, from the official scoring summaries...the capacity figures were taken from the icedogs program which summarizes all of the club information.

Now, we can see how we compare to the other teams in the OHL...and so far, early on, even the darn Brampton Battalion are outdrawing us, on average!

I will post this chart semi-monthly or monthly...as demand warrants...anyways, just another thing to follow throughout the year...now lets get those turnstiles moving.

OHL ATTENDANCE (as of Friday October 12, 2007)
RANKTEAMGAMESTOTALAVERAGECAPACITY
1London :cool:436,240 9,060 99.56%
2Ottawa428,041 7,010 71.06%
3Kitchener529,017 5,803 90.67%
4Sudbury14,725 4,725 82.20%
5Erie29,232 4,616 83.93%
6Sault Ste. Marie418,186 4,547 90.94%
7Oshawa :confused:416,257 4,064 72.10%
8Guelph517,820 3,564 71.55%
9Saginaw310,601 3,534 63.94%
10Barrie413,691 3,423 81.60%
11Sarnia516,834 3,367 64.75%
12Windsor515,215 3,043 69.16%
13Peterborough411,500 2,875 77.10%
14Plymouth38,024 2,675 59.44%
15Belleville410,258 2,565 78.75%
16Brampton37,195 2,398 50.23%
17Niagara 614,165 2,361 76.16%
18Owen Sound48,884 2,221 63.46%
19Kingston510,187 2,037 61.73%
20Mississauga 35,623 1,874 31.23%


(interesting that, with a brand new building, and one of the best jr hockey prospects to play in the league in some time, Tavares, that the Genny's are only playing to 72% capacity!)
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Very informative post! Good to see how the league as a whole is doing! Niagara is doing well in my mind. Once the season gets going a bit more we will hopefully see a better per game turn out.
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and so far, early on, even the darn Brampton Battalion are outdrawing us, on average!
That's also only half of their building.
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That's also only half of their building.
I thought the % of capacity statistic would be an interesting one to follow as well...

It must be like attending a funeral wake at the Hershey Centre...beautiful arena, however, 2 out of every 3 seats empty? Yikes...Good thing Melynk is a gazillionaire, he's got lots of money to lose
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(interesting that, with a brand new building, and one of the best jr hockey prospects to play in the league in some time, Tavares, that the Genny's are only playing to 72% capacity!)
Wow, even in % we're only 9th. Didn't somebody on here say that this was a hockey town? After I said the reason was the arena they said the product on the ice would sell itself ? These figures prove one of 2 things: either we're NOT a hockey town especially if dinky little towns like Belleville put more people in their stands, OR... people just don't want to come out to our arena. It's one of the two!!!

Especially being the inaugural season, and have a GREAT team on the ice - if it's not because of the arena like I've been saying all along, than what is it!? It can't be the weather, the season, or any crap like that, because other teams in the league had the same warm days, are in the same part of the season, etc, etc...
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if it's not because of the arena like I've been saying all along, than what is it!?
It's the arena, no other reason. Die hards will be there game after game but no team can survive only on the die hards.
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It's the arena, no other reason. Die hards will be there game after game but no team can survive only on the die hards.
Well, to all those arena haters out there (personally, I like the arena, and its quirks), if we didn't have this arena, we wouldn't even have this team in the first place! lol

The great minds down at city hall built a brand new fourpad, the largest rink there is inadequate for junior a hockey...and niagara falls is about to do the same...wow...brains at city hall! lol
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st catharines council has always largely been inhabited by twits and half wits. mayor rigby did a nice job killing this town even further, too. while he lined his pockets.
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I did my part for the Icedogs and don't even live in Niagara anymore. I convinced my family to buy 4 seasons tickets because it was the best entertainment money could buy. I even told them they would stop following the Leafs and the NHL competely once they started watching the OHL. And they have. And I'm not suprised.

All you have to do is take one hockey fan to one Icedogs game and they'll be sold for a lifetime. The game will sell itself. Don't worry.
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Stroh's , being an accountant and all how about doing an anlaysis for us on the economic impact to each community on having an OHL team .

Or , how about a spreadsheet listing the cost of a hot dog in each OHL rink, with the condiments available .

Happy New Year !
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