Jets Attendance Woes

Published February 23, 2024 at 3:20 PM

It appears like the Arizona Coyotes aren't the only NHL franchise who is struggling to fix their attendance problems. Despite being playoff bound the Winnipeg Jets have seen their attendance slowly drop off the last three years at the Canada Life Centre.

The Jets enjoyed a resurgence when the franchise relocated from Atlanta. There was rarely a home game that didn't sell out. Fast forward three years, it is a completely different story. The Jets are struggling to fill their 15,000 seat arena on a consistent basis, with the attendance coming in at an average 13,000.

TSN insider Chris Johnston revealed on a recent segment of Insider Trading that the NHL is monitoring the situation in Winnipeg. Gary Bettman will be in Winnipeg on Tuesday to meet with some of the team's important corporate sponsors.

The current version of the Winnipeg Jets appear primed to go deep in this year's playoffs but it doesn't appear enough to entice fans back. It is not a very good sign for the future of hockey in Winnipeg. If an improvement is not on the horizon soon, fans could be watching the Jets leave Winnipeg again with no chance of another NHL team ever returning.

Today Jets Chairman shared the following dire thoughts on the situation:

"I wouldn't be honest with you if I didn't say ‘We've got to get back to 13,000 (season tickets),» Chipman told Chris Johnston of The Athletic.

«This place we find ourselves in right now, it's not going to work over the long haul. It just isn't.»

Things don't look good for the second time in Winnipeg and only time will tell if they can find the support they need to stay.
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Jets Attendance Woes

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