I think we all know that the Devils attendance goes up when the new year turns over, but I was actually curious as to how much exactly it does go up. I gathered all the data, and in the first 5 seasons in the Rock (07/08 through 11/12), the average attendance in October, November, and December is 14,971 people. In January, February, March, and April, the average attendance is 15,794.
I did not count last year, nor have I counted this year. But looking at this year, officially right now the average attendance is 14,059. But that's with the 16,592 seating capacity. So if we adjust the average of 14,059 to the 17,625 seating capacity of old, it comes to 14,981 which is right on par with the previous seasons.
**For those who are confused, the seating capacity is lower this year. But the actual number of seats in the arena is the same as all the previous seasons. All they did was stop counting the seats in specific sections into the official seating capacity of the arena. So it's not like they removed 1,033 seats.
14,059 is 85% of 16,592. In order to adjust it to the old seating capacity, I just simply found out what 85% of 17,625 was. That number is 14,981.