NHL Attendance 2005-06 to 2015-16

Major-Leagues.com tracks attendance statistics to measure the health of a sports league’s live, in-person game experience. This post pertains to the National Hockey League’s reported attendance records from 2005-06 to 2015-16.

The National Hockey League reached a peak Total Attendance of 21.63 million in 2013-14 following the work stoppage that took place the year before. Attendance has remained steady and is only 14,000 attendees less than the 2013-14 peak. Average Attendance is 145 attendees less per game since the 2013-14 peak.

 

Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
2005-06 30 (24 USA 6 CAN) 0% 1,230 _1997 20,853,419 0.000% 16,954 0.000% http://www.mib.org/~lennier/hockey/leagueatt.cgi
2006-07 30 (24 USA 6 CAN) 0% 1,230 0% 20,861,782 0.040% 16,960 0.040% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2007
2007-08 30 (24 USA 6 CAN) 0% 1,230 0% 21,288,601 2.050% 17,307 2.050% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2008
2008-09 30 (24 USA 6 CAN) 0% 1,230 0% 21,495,541 0.970% 17,423 0.670% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2009
2009-10 30 (24 USA 6 CAN) 0% 1,230 0% 20,907,061 -2.740% 17,072 2.020% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2010
2010-11 30 (24 USA 6 CAN) 0% 1,222 0% 20,928,036 0.100% 17,122 0.290% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2011
2011-12 30 (23 USA 7 CAN) 0% 1,230 0% 21,470,155 2.590% 17,455 1.940% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2012
2012-13 30 (23 USA 7 CAN) 0% 720 -41% 12,758,849 -40.570% 17,720 1.520% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2013
2013-14 30 (23 USA 7 CAN) 0% 1,230 70% 21,632,489 69.550% 17,586 -0.750% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2014
2014-15 30 (23 USA 7 CAN) 0% 1,230 0% 21,528,192 -0.480% 17,502 -0.480% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2015
2015-16 30 (23 USA 7 CAN) 0% 1,230 0% 21,618,808 0.420% 17,575 0.420% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2016
Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
∑ = 13,012 ∑ = 225,342,933 ∑ = 7.720
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