Game Attendance and Competitive Balance in the National Hockey League

@inproceedings{Coates2011GameAA,
  title={Game Attendance and Competitive Balance in the National Hockey League},
  author={Dennis Coates and Brad R. Humphreys},
  year={2011}
}
We examine the relationship between attendance, uncertainty of outcome, and team quality in the National Hockey League. Based on results from a reduced form model of attendance at 6054 regular season NHL games from 2005/06 to 2009/10, we find evidence that attendance increases when fans expect the home team to win by a large margin. Attendance increases for… CONTINUE READING

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