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Blackhawks’ attendance gains are No. 3 in all of sports over past decade—report

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The Blackhawks have had a pretty good run over the last 10 years, and nowhere is it more evident than at the ticket office.

A decade ago, the Blackhawks were one of the worst teams in hockey, if not all of sports. Now, they’re a blueprint for franchise success.

According to a report by 24/7, the Blackhawks have enjoyed 10-year attendance gains of 64.3 percent. Only the Kansas City Royals (92.7 percent) and Arizona Cardinals (69.2) have done better among major sports teams over the past 10 years.

Of the Blackhawks, 24/7 writes:

“The Chicago Blackhawks, like the Pittsburgh Penguins, have also likely seen success as a result of past failure. The team was one of the worst in the NHL between 2003 and 2007. During that time, the team was able to draft Jonathan Toews in 2006 and Patrick Kane in 2007. Each player would come to have a tremendous impact on the Blackhawks, which, by the 2008-2009 season, were on track to becoming a dynasty.”

No other Chicago teams made the Top 10. For the full report, CLICK HERE.