Category Archives: Attendance

KHL Attendance in 2018-19

The Gazprom Arena prepares to host SKA St. Petersburg and CSKA Moscow this past December; the game drew a record 67,770 fans. (Image Source)

The numbers are in, and have been crunched! Time, then, to take a look at the subject of fan attendance in the KHL in the season just past. KHL teams post a very wide range of attendance numbers, due in no small part to the similarly large range of arena sizes (capacities ran from 4800 seats to more than 15000 in 2018-19, and that includes only arenas in regular use). Those figures also tell some very interesting stories, happy and otherwise; read on, for a team-by-team look at fan support in the KHL in 2018-19, as well as some observations on the league’s overall performance in this area. And there’s a table!

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Season’s End


Pavel Datsyuk (at right) won a special “lifetime achievement” sort of award, presented by IIHF President René Fasel at Wednesday’s KHL Awards Ceremony.  Full details of the unprecedented reason for the award are below!  (Image Source)

A big day in the KHL today, as the league’s Board of Directors met to discuss the season just finished, and look ahead to 2018-19.  And not only that — the BoD meeting was followed by the traditional Awards Ceremony that formally closed the 2017-18 KHL season.  Read on, for quick write-ups of both events!

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Present and Accounted For


Hockey night at SKA St. Petersburg.  (Image Source)

As the KHL is on its annual November break for international play, and the league’s 2017-18 season is only just past its halfway point for most teams, this seems a useful juncture at which to take a peek at some attendance figures for the current campaign.  This is especially so this season, with the league’s new strategic plan underway and contraction looming for three clubs next spring; attendance is most certainly one of the criteria the KHL will be looking at when it comes time to determine the unlucky trio.  Read on, then…

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Weekly Russian Hockey News Notes: October 5th, 2015


Sergei Gonchar at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. (Image Source)

It was a fairly active week in the Russian hockey world, so there is lots to get through.  In particular, with NHL training camps wrapping up, we will check in with how some of the Russian and ex-KHL contingent are doing.  We’ll also take a look at some international women’s hockey, and of course the usual round-up of KHL stories.  Read on!

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KHL Attendance Musings: Autumn Edition


Minsk-Arena — the KHL’s biggest building — on a winter’s evening. (Image Source)

We are at about the quarter-pole of the 2015-16 KHL season (What?  Already?  Yes, already.), and that is as convenient a point as any to take our first look at the league’s attendance numbers.  So read on, as we discover — among other things — which is the only KHL club with perfect attendance this year, who is close behind them, and which clubs are so far from that mark that they can but dream of it at this point!

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