Hockey attendance records   Leave a comment

Where is the puck?  Many hockey fans, especially American fans, have a hard time following the puck during hockey games.  Now that outdoor stadiums are being used for hockey games where there are up to a 100,000 fans in attendance, the puck must look like a speck of dirt from the upper deck stands.  But it would be quite the view watching the players zipping around from such a distance.

NHL classic held at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton 2003.


Rank Attendance Location Date Event Home team Final score Visiting team
1 113,411 United States Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor 02010-12-11December 11, 2010 The Big Chill at the Big House Michigan Wolverines 5-0 Michigan State Spartans
2 77,803 Germany Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen 02010-05-07May 7, 2010 2010 IIHF World Championship  United States 1–2  Germany
3 74,554 United States Spartan Stadium, East Lansing 02001-10-06October 6, 2001 Cold War Michigan State Spartans 3–3 Michigan Wolverines
4 71,217 United States Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park 02008-01-01January 1, 2008 2008 NHL Winter Classic Buffalo Sabres 1–2 Pittsburgh Penguins
5 57,167 Canada Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton 02003-11-22November 22, 2003 Heritage Classic Edmonton Oilers 3–4 Montreal Canadiens
6 55,031 United States Camp Randall Stadium, Madison 02010-02-06February 6, 2010 Camp Randall Hockey Classic Wisconsin Badgers (women) 6–1 Bemidji State Beavers (women)
Wisconsin Badgers (men) 3–2 Michigan Wolverines (men)
7 55,000 Soviet Union Lenin Stadium, Moscow 01957-03-05March 5, 1957 1957 World Ice Hockey Championships  Soviet Union 4–4  Sweden
8 40,890 United States Lambeau Field, Green Bay 02006-02-13February 13, 2006 Frozen Tundra Classic Wisconsin Badgers 4–2 Ohio State Buckeyes
9 40,818 United States Wrigley Field, Chicago 02009-01-01January 1, 2009 2009 NHL Winter Classic Chicago Blackhawks 4–6 Detroit Red Wings
10 38,472 United States Fenway Park, Boston 02010-01-08January 8, 2010 Frozen Fenway Northeastern Huskies (women) 3–5 New Hampshire Wildcats (women)
Boston College Eagles (men) 2–3 Boston University Terriers (men)
11 38,112 United States Fenway Park, Boston 02010-01-01January 1, 2010 2010 NHL Winter Classic Boston Bruins 2–1 Philadelphia Flyers
12 37,592 United States Ford Field, Detroit 02010-04-10April 10, 2010 2010 NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship Game Boston College Eagles 5–0 Wisconsin Badgers
13 34,954 United States Ford Field, Detroit 02010-04-08April 8, 2010 2010 Frozen Four Semi-Finals Wisconsin Badgers 8–1 RIT Tigers
Miami RedHawks 1–7 Boston College Eagles
14 31,144 Sweden Ullevi, Gothenburg 02009-12-28December 28, 2009 2009–10 Elitserien season Frölunda HC Gothenburg 4–1 Färjestads BK Karlstad
15 30,500 Austria Hypo-Arena, Klagenfurt 02010-01-09January 9, 2010 Erste Bank Eishockey Liga Outdoor game EC KAC 1–3 VSV EC
16 30,076 Switzerland Stade de Suisse, Bern 02007-01-14January 14, 2007 100th match of Tigers-Bern derby SCL Tigers 2–5 SC Bern


New record at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor December 11, 2010.  113,411 fans in attendance.

Posted December 13, 2010 by markosun in Uncategorized

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