Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Hockey--Social aspects; College sports--Social aspects;
The determinants of Division I men’s college hockey attendance are examined. Data includes 58 schools over the past 10 years. Based on previous studies of sports attendance potential determinants include a team’s success in current and past seasons, demographic variables such as enrollment and the percentage of students who are women, and potential competition from other sports. Higher winning percentages and winning the NCAA championship in the previous season increased attendance, while having a basketball team in the AP Top 25 reduced attendance. There is some evidence that being within 75 miles of an NHL team reduced attendance, while the percentage of undergraduate students who were women had no effect.
Date of Award
Department of Economics
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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© 2014 Max Martino
Martino, Max, "Determinants of college hockey attendance" (2014). Honors Program Theses. 151.