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WNBA Attendance Up 2.1% From Last Season; Sky Seeing 35.5% Jump

The WNBA is seeing a slight growth at the box office through Tuesday, as league-wide attendance is up 2.1% compared to the same point last season. The Sky are seeing the largest jump, up 35.5%. The Western Conference-leading Lynx, who added No. 1 overall pick G Maya Moore to the team this offseason, are also seeing a double-digit percentage jump. The Liberty have seen the largest drop, as attendance is down 29% from '10. This is the first season the team is playing at Prudential Center in Newark as MSG goes through renovations (THE DAILY).

WNBA ATTENDANCE THROUGH AUGUST 9
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('10)
L.A. Sparks
9
98,978
10,998
83.6%
9,171
19.9%
14
Washington Mystics
10
106,379
10,638
104.8%
9,276
14.7%
13
San Antonio Silver Stars
10
91,601
9,160
93.1%
7,948
15.2%
12
Phoenix Mercury
10
89,555
8,956
94.4%
8,764
2.2%
16
Seattle Storm
9
77,391
8,599
88.8%
8,293
3.7%
15
Minnesota Lynx
11
91,416
8,311
90.5%
7,536
10.3%
15
N.Y. Liberty
12
94,872
7,906
42.7%
11,140
-29.0%
13
Indiana Fever
12
90,466
7,539
78.2%
8,032
-6.1%
15
Connecticut Sun
10
66,828
6,683
70.2%
7,238
-7.7%
14
Atlanta Dream
12
75,788
6,316
62.9%
6,164
2.5%
13
Chicago Sky
12
68,611
5,718
81.7%
4,218
35.5%
14
Tulsa Shock
11
51,838
4,713
63.0%
4,651
1.3%
15
TOTALS
128
1,003,723
7,842
76.0%
7,678
2.1%
169
 

NOTES: All attendance figures are based on totals posted immediately following games. It may not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league.

 

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