Due to recent deaths of known enforcers in professional hockey, the role of fighting in the sport has come under increased scrutiny. This study examines the role of fighting, along with other factors, as it relates to attendance in the top developmental minor league for the NHL, the American Hockey League (AHL). AHL fans are shown to respond favorably to fighting, with more fans attending games when the home team fights more often. Fans are also shown to respond to the opponent and to a wide range of promotions, which were tabulated from team websites and included in the model.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||International Journal of Sport Finance|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2012|
- Sports economics
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business and International Management