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.

Al Young