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All-time attendance figures for the World Hockey Association, which competed with the National Hockey League from 1972-1979 before four of its teams were absorbed by the older circuit. These numbers come from the excellent The Complete Historical and Statistical Reference to the World Hockey Association, 1972-79 by Scott Adam Surgent, Xaler Press, 1995.

 

1972-73 G Total Average
New England Whalers 39 272,255 6,981
Quebec Nordiques 39 269,979 6,923
Winnipeg Jets 39 237,982 6,102
Los Angeles Sharks 39 233,285 5,982
New York Raiders 39 228,857 5,868
Minnesota Fighting Saints 39 228,360 5,855
Cleveland Crusaders 39 206,202 5,287
Houston Aeros 39 180,037 4,616
Chicago Cougars 39 178,960 4,589
Philadelphia Blazers 39 168,680 4,325
Alberta Oilers 39 149,280 3,828
Ottawa Nationals 39 125,802 3,226
WHA TOTALS 468 2,479,679 5,298
 
1973-74 G Total Average
Vancouver Blazers 39 364,903 9,356
Quebec Nordiques 39 311,352 7,983
Houston Aeros 39 265,622 6,811
Minnesota Fighting Saints 39 256,772 6,584
Winnipeg Jets 39 249,654 6,401
Cleveland Crusaders 39 242,277 6,212
New England Whalers 39 232,814 5,970
Los Angeles Sharks 39 208,175 5,338
Chicago Cougars 39 192,048 4,924
Edmonton Oilers 39 172,737 4,429
Toronto Toros 39 167,432 4,293
New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 39 100,810 2,585
WHA TOTALS 468 2,764,596 5,907
 
1974-75 G Total Average
Edmonton Oilers 39 418,150 10,722
Toronto Toros 39 407,006 10,436
Quebec Nordiques 39 366,848 9,406
Winnipeg Jets 39 334,857 8,586
Minnesota Fighting Saints 39 327,979 8,410
Vancouver Blazers 39 312,563 8,014
Indianapolis Racers 39 309,005 7,923
New England Whalers 39 305,959 7,845
Phoenix Roadrunners 39 290,277 7,443
Cleveland Crusaders 39 270,304 6,931
Houston Aeros 39 265,230 6,801
San Diego Mariners 39 237,118 6,080
Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades 39 127,072 3,258
Chicago Cougars 39 123,543 3,168
WHA TOTALS 546 4,095,911 7,502
 
1975-76 G Total Average
Quebec Nordiques 40 395,383 9,885
New England Whalers 40 372,334 9,308
Houston Aeros 40 367,187 9,180
Toronto Toros 40 359,305 8,983
Indianapolis Racers 40 351,127 8,778
Winnipeg Jets 40 347,838 8,696
Minnesota Fighting Saints 29 243,488 8,396
Edmonton Oilers 40 317,234 7,931
Cincinnati Stingers 40 309,630 7,741
Phoenix Roadrunners 40 258,576 6,464
Cleveland Crusaders 40 254,224 6,356
San Diego Mariners 40 249,488 6,237
Calgary Cowboys 40 197,913 4,948
Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics 23 99,394 4,321
WHA TOTALS 532 4,123,121 7,750
 
1976-77 G Total Average
Indianapolis Racers 40 371,787 9,295
New England Whalers 40 356,726 8,918
Houston Aeros 40 353,209 8,830
Quebec Nordiques 40 343,922 8,598
Birmingham Bulls 40 338,711 8,468
Winnipeg Jets 40 337,874 8,447
Edmonton Oilers 40 334,805 8,370
Cincinnati Stingers 40 305,860 7,647
Phoenix Roadrunners 40 279,384 6,985
Minnesota Fighting Saints 25 155,280 6,211
San Diego Mariners 40 240,508 6,013
Calgary Cowboys 40 172,535 4,313
WHA TOTALS 465 3,590,601 7,722
 
1977-78 G Total Average
Edmonton Oilers 41 429,862 10,484
Winnipeg Jets 41 397,085 9,685
New England Whalers 41 381,075 9,295
Quebec Nordiques 41 372,336 9,081
Birmingham Bulls 41 359,860 8,777
Houston Aeros 41 314,698 7,676
Cincinnati Stingers 41 303,404 7,400
Indianapolis Racers 41 301,891 7,363
WHA TOTALS 328 2,860,211 8,720
 
1978-79 G Total Average
Edmonton Oilers 40 450,207 11,255
Quebec Nordiques 41 362,201 8,834
Winnipeg Jets 41 355,994 8,683
Cincinnati Stingers 41 288,967 7,048
New England Whalers 41 286,503 6,988
Indianapolis Racers 12 76,075 6,340
Birmingham Bulls 41 258,975 6,316
WHA TOTALS 257 2,078,922 8,089

 

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