Central Hockey League Attendance 2006 to 2013

One of the defining characteristics of Minor Sports Leagues is that they play to smaller crowds of fans. Minor-Leagues.com has compiled a series of posts that provides details of attendance figures.

TheĀ  Central Hockey League (CHL) was an independent professional hockey league founded in 1992 until it amalgamated with the ECHL in 2014. It operated initially in the central, midwest of the United States, expanding to the West and East during its years of growth. The cities the CHL played in was not served by a NHL team or their minor league affiliates.

Below is the fan attendance for the entire league from 2006 to 2013.

 

League Sport Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
CHL (Central Hockey League) (AA) Ice Hockey 2005-06 15 USA untracked 480 untracked 2,238,408 untracked 4,663 untracked Lennier
CHL (Central Hockey League) (AA) Ice Hockey 2006-07 17 USA 13.33% 544 13.33% 2,387,286 6.65% 4,388 -5.89% Lennier
CHL (Central Hockey League) (AA) Ice Hockey 2007-08 17 USA 0.00% 544 0.00% 2,164,657 -9.33% 3,979 -9.33% Lennier
CHL (Central Hockey League) (AA) Ice Hockey 2008-09 16 USA -5.88% 512 -5.88% 1,949,906 -9.92% 3,808 -4.30% Lennier
CHL (Central Hockey League) (AA) Ice Hockey 2009-10 15 USA -6.25% 480 -6.25% 1,824,262 -6.44% 3,800 -0.21% Lennier
CHL (Central Hockey League) (AA) Ice Hockey 2010-11 18 USA 20.00% 594 23.75% 2,248,129 23.23% 3,784 -0.42% Lennier
CHL (Central Hockey League) (AA) Ice Hockey 2011-12 14 USA -22.22% 462 -22.22% 1,867,801 -16.92% 4,042 6.82% Lennier
CHL (Central Hockey League) (AA) Ice Hockey 2012-13 10 USA -28.57% 330 -28.57% 1,223,289 -34.51% 3,706 -8.31% Lennier

The Central Hockey League was populated by Free Agents recruited from colleges, junior leagues, and other minor leagues. Since most of the CHL Teams was not affiliated with the NHL, the primary focus was on team success instead of player development.

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