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FredDavenport
03-18-2012, 06:47 AM
Does anyone have the attendance of all five conference tournaments for both the semis and championship games

would also be good to see the percentage of the attendance to the capacity of the venue

i.e.

Atlantic Hockey Semis 1,000 of 4,000 25%
Atlantic Hockey Championships 4,000 of 4,000 100%

Thx Much to anyone who has all this data

redhead18
03-18-2012, 07:27 AM
Does anyone have the attendance of all five conference tournaments for both the semis and championship games

would also be good to see the percentage of the attendance to the capacity of the venue

i.e.

Atlantic Hockey Semis 1,000 of 4,000 25%
Atlantic Hockey Championships 4,000 of 4,000 100%

Thx Much to anyone who has all this dataECAC Hockey Semifinals - 3462 of 10,500 - 33%
ECAC Hockey Championship - 4131 of 10,500 - 39%

I find it hard to believe there was over 3000/4000 fans in building at the same time for any of the games this weekend. For a more accurate number, probably should divide each of the attendance figures in half.

willythekid
03-18-2012, 08:29 AM
WCHA - heck of a lot more than any other conference

Ineverquit
03-18-2012, 08:36 AM
Hockey East Semis- 13,974 of 17,565- Around 80% rounded up to the nearest %
Hockey East Finals- 13,079 of 17,565- Around 74% rounded down to the nearest %

Atlantic Hockey Semis- 3,287 of 11,200- Around 29% rounded down to the nearest %
Atlantic Hockey Finals- 2,433 of 11,200- Around 22% rounded up to the nearest %

WCHA Semis- 12,804 of 18,064 and 16,783 of 18,064- Around 71% rounded up and around 93% rounded up to the nearest %
WCHA Finals- 16,838 of 18,064- Around 93% rounded down to the nearest %

CCHA Semis- 7,823 of 20,066- Around 39% rounded up to the nearest %
CCHA Finals- 10,421 of 20,066- Around 52% rounded up to the nearest %

buoldtimer
03-18-2012, 09:19 AM
Hockey East Semis- 13,974 of 17,565- Around 80% rounded up to the nearest %
Hockey East Finals- 13,079 of 17,565- Around 74% rounded down to the nearest %



I watched the HE semis on television. From that vantage point, this figure seems generous. Perhaps, someone who attended can confirm / deny.

AMC
03-18-2012, 09:21 AM
I watched the HE semis on television. From that vantage point, this figure seems generous. Perhaps, someone who attended can confirm / deny.

Seems about right when you figure some BC/PC fans leave after game one, and some Maine/BU fans arrive at that point. There probably weren't 13,974 in the arena at one time, though.

ck1969
03-18-2012, 09:54 AM
I watched the HE semis on television. From that vantage point, this figure seems generous. Perhaps, someone who attended can confirm / deny.

For the Semi's the upper lever was empty xcept fort he student sections an the bands. Lower section was probably 85% full (i"m talking for the Maine/BU game.)

turk181
03-18-2012, 10:04 AM
ECAC Hockey Semifinals - 3462 of 10,500 - 33%
ECAC Hockey Championship - 4131 of 10,500 - 39%

I find it hard to believe there was over 3000/4000 fans in building at the same time for any of the games this weekend. For a more accurate number, probably should divide each of the attendance figures in half. I had family members at AC. They said there wasn't half that many at either game.

LTsatch
03-18-2012, 10:46 AM
For the Semi's the upper lever was empty xcept fort he student sections an the bands. Lower section was probably 85% full (i"m talking for the Maine/BU game.)

You mean the final, the upper deck was empty from what was shown on tv.

IrishHockeyFan
03-18-2012, 10:46 AM
Comparatively speaking the WCHA games in the Final Five had great crowds, but two of the five games (they had 2 "quarter-final" games on Thurs) had an average of nearly 6000 unsold seats and none of them were sold out. So much for the oft repeated myth that you couldn't find tickets to the WCHA tournament in St. Paul.

The CCHA has done better in recent seasons and much better going back to the heyday of the CCHA finals in Detroit in the 80s and 90s. I know the venues in Boston have also seen better crowds, including some sellouts. Does anyone know about the ECAC finals in their various locations?

shiftyjedi
03-18-2012, 10:53 AM
The nice weather killed any sellout potential. That and Saint Patty's fell on a Saturday. Trust me if it would have been 35 instead of 75 the Sioux v. Gophers game would have sold out.

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
03-18-2012, 11:29 AM
The nice weather killed any sellout potential. That and Saint Patty's fell on a Saturday. Trust me if it would have been 35 instead of 75 the Sioux v. Gophers game would have sold out.

I think the beginnings of bball also affected the CCHA. However, after Michigan fell Friday, why on earth did JLA not come closer to a sellout Saturday?! Oh yeah, the league also has abandoned everything fun and free it used to do at the RenCen. The fan fest last season was the worst ever. I can only imagine what it must have been like this year.

On a side note...It's St. Paddy's...unless there is a Saint Patricia who is a matron saint somewhere. :p

bronconick
03-18-2012, 11:45 AM
I think the beginnings of bball also affected the CCHA. However, after Michigan fell Friday, why on earth did JLA not come closer to a sellout Saturday?! Oh yeah, the league also has abandoned everything fun and free it used to do at the RenCen. The fan fest last season was the worst ever. I can only imagine what it must have been like this year.

On a side note...It's St. Paddy's...unless there is a Saint Patricia who is a matron saint somewhere. :p

St. Patrick Marleau, the Patron Saint of Hockey. Duh.

(Roy is a devil, not a saint.)

dpm105
03-18-2012, 12:49 PM
Atlantic Hockey Semis- 3,287 of 11,200- Around 29% rounded down to the nearest %
Atlantic Hockey Finals- 2,433 of 11,200- Around 22% rounded up to the nearest %

AHA Championship game in Rochester would have had slightly stronger attendance if not for a scheduling conflict with the NCAA D3 Women's National Championship game being hosted at Ritter Arena on RIT Campus at the same time. Approximately 1,200 people were on hand to cheer the Lady Tigers to their first national championship (in their last D3 season.)

If these games were not held at the same time, I have to assume attendance for the championship game would have been slightly higher in downtown Rochester.

sandiegoblkbr
03-18-2012, 01:28 PM
You mean the final, the upper deck was empty from what was shown on tv.

Hockey East is still #2 in attendance by a BIG margin.

ECAC is a dying conference.

The Rube
03-18-2012, 01:30 PM
Comparatively speaking the WCHA games in the Final Five had great crowds, but two of the five games (they had 2 "quarter-final" games on Thurs) had an average of nearly 6000 unsold seats and none of them were sold out. So much for the oft repeated myth that you couldn't find tickets to the WCHA tournament in St. Paul.

The CCHA has done better in recent seasons and much better going back to the heyday of the CCHA finals in Detroit in the 80s and 90s. I know the venues in Boston have also seen better crowds, including some sellouts. Does anyone know about the ECAC finals in their various locations?

Um, huh? You can always find tickets. It's just that some years (say, a MN-UND title game) they may cost a little more. I've never bought tickets from the box office, and I've been going for years. The only "myth," which is actually a truth, is that the WCHA has been, and still is, the biggest draw of all the conference tourneys.

TigerFan86-87
03-18-2012, 02:01 PM
ECAC is a dying conference.
ECAC is doing fine as a conference in its own space (that being a reasonably competitive conference of traditional programs that is no longer truly a member of the "Big 4", but nowhere near as bad as the mid-major AHA). The tournament attendance woes are due to very poor choice of venue. The closest thing to a "local" team is over 80 miles away, and Princeton wasn't anywhere close to making it to Atlantic City. Additionally, AC is nowhere near to central geographically to the ECAC's footprint. What were they thinking?

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
03-18-2012, 02:21 PM
St. Patrick Marleau, the Patron Saint of Hockey. Duh.


But that would still be St. PaDDy.

BTW, congrats on the victory last night!

FredDavenport
03-18-2012, 02:51 PM
Thx All Very Much,

Could it be time to talk about maybe ending the college ice hockey season the last week of April/1st week of May and also start the season a little later an not conflict with the start/middle of the college football season.

Will be interesting to see how the regionals do with attendance.

FlagDUDE08
03-18-2012, 05:05 PM
ECAC is doing fine as a conference in its own space (that being a reasonably competitive conference of traditional programs that is no longer truly a member of the "Big 4", but nowhere near as bad as the mid-major AHA). The tournament attendance woes are due to very poor choice of venue. The closest thing to a "local" team is over 80 miles away, and Princeton wasn't anywhere close to making it to Atlantic City. Additionally, AC is nowhere near to central geographically to the ECAC's footprint. What were they thinking?

And yet, you guys want to join the ECAC?!?!

The ECAC championship's television rating is pretty easy to calculate. :mad: