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WNBA Attendance Jumps 1.5%; Mystics, Lynx, Sky See Big Gains At Home

WNBA teams averaged 7,955 fans per game during the '11 regular season, up 1.5% from last year. The Washington Mystics led all teams with 10,449 fans per game at Verizon Center, up 11.7% from a year ago. The Chicago Sky saw the biggest attendance jump, up 29% at Allstate Arena. Also seeing a healthy attendance bump were the Minnesota Lynx, who saw a 10.8% jump. The N.Y. Liberty, who played this season at Prudential Center due to renovations at Madison Square Garden, saw attendance drop 30.4%. Listed below is '11 WNBA regular-season attendance, with comparisons to last season (THE DAILY).

'11 WNBA REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('10)
Washington Mystics
17
177,639
10,449
102.9%
9,357
11.7%
17
L.A. Sparks
17
175,436
10,320
78.5%
9,468
9.0%
17
Phoenix Mercury
17
155,845
9,167
96.7%
8,982
2.1%
17
San Antonio Silver Stars
17
148,767
8,751
88.9%
8,042
8.8%
17
Seattle Storm
17
147,196
8,659
89.4%
8,322
4.0%
17
Minnesota Lynx
17
143,607
8,447
92.0%
7,622
10.8%
17
Indiana Fever
17
136,915
8,054
83.5%
8,265
-2.6%
17
N.Y. Liberty
17
130,936
7,702
41.6%
11,069
-30.4%
17
Connecticut Sun
17
119,951
7,056
75.7%
7,486
-5.7%
17
Atlanta Dream
17
110,278
6,487
64.6%
6,293
3.1%
17
Chicago Sky
17
94,116
5,536
79.1%
4,292
29.0%
17
Tulsa Shock
17
82,069
4,828
64.5%
4,812
0.3%
17
WNBA TOTALS
204
1,622,755
7,955
77.3%
7,834
1.5%
204
               

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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