Tag: Hockey (IND)

Southern Professional 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  Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) is an independent professional hockey league founded in 2004. It operates primarily in the southwestern United States, expanding to the Midwest recently. The cities the SPHL play in are not served by any 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
SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2005-06 7 USA untracked 196 untracked 533,188 untracked 2,720 untracked Lennier
SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2006-07 8 USA 14.29% 209 6.63% 624,017 17.04% 2,985 9.73% Lennier
SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2007-08 7 USA -12.50% 182 -12.92% 540,477 -13.39% 2,969 -0.54% Lennier
SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2008-09 6 USA -14.29% 180 -1.10% 525,934 -2.69% 2,921 -1.62% Lennier
SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2009-10 7 USA 16.67% 196 8.89% 596,049 13.33% 3,041 4.11% Lennier
SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2010-11 8 USA 14.29% 224 14.29% 618,724 3.80% 2,762 -9.17% Lennier
SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2011-12 9 USA 12.50% 252 12.50% 704,664 13.89% 2,796 1.23% Lennier
SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2012-13 9 USA 0.00% 252 0.00% 706,819 0.31% 2,804 0.29% Lennier

 

The Southern Professional Hockey League is populated by Free Agents recruited from colleges, junior leagues, and other minor leagues. Since none of the SPHL Teams are not affiliated with the NHL, the primary focus was on team success instead of player development.

International Hockey League Attendance 2006 to 2010

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.

The International Hockey League (IHL) was an independent professional hockey league founded in 1991 (known as the Colonial Hockey League, later United Hockey League) until it amalgamated with the Central Hockey League in 2010. It operated in the Midwest of the United States. The cities the IHL played in was not served by a NHL or their minor league affiliates.

Below is the fan attendance for the entire league from 2006 to 2010.

 

League Sport Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
UHL (United Hockey League) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2005-06 14 USA untracked 532 untracked 1,635,040 untracked 3,073 untracked Lennier
UHL (United Hockey League to IHL) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2006-07 10 USA -28.57% 380 -28.57% 1,307,858 -20.01% 3,442 12.00% Lennier
IHL (International Hockey League from UHL) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2007-08 6 USA -40.00% 228 -40.00% 774,387 -40.79% 3,396 -1.33% Lennier
IHL (International Hockey League) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2008-09 6 USA 0.00% 228 0.00% 757,992 -2.12% 3,324 -2.12% Lennier
IHL (International Hockey League) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2009-10 7 USA 16.67% 265 16.23% 846,520 11.68% 3,185 -4.17% Lennier

The International Hockey League was populated by Free Agents recruited from colleges, junior leagues, and other minor leagues. Since none of the IHL Teams was not affiliated with to the NHL, the primary focus was on team success instead of player development. This IHL was the fourth league in North America that use the International Hockey League name.

 

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.