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  • NBA Attendance Flat; 76ers Up League-Best 19.1% At Wells Fargo Center

    NBA teams are averaging 17,273 fans per game through April 3, flat compared to the same period last year. The Bulls continue to lead all clubs at the gate, filling United Center to 105.5% capacity. The 76ers lead all NBA clubs with a 19.1% jump at the gate compared to last season. No other Eastern Conference team is seeing a double-digit percentage jump at the gate. The Cavaliers are seeing the sharpest drop among all NBA clubs, down 20.9% at Quicken Loans Arena. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for NBA Eastern Conference teams through Tuesday, with comparisons to the same period last year. See tomorrow's issue for Western Conference figures (THE DAILY).

    NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH APRIL 3
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('10-11)
    Bulls
    27
    595,942
    22,072
    105.5%
    21,740
    1.5%
    38
    Heat
    24
    478,983
    19,958
    101.8%
    19,770
    1.0%
    38
    Knicks
    28
    553,364
    19,763
    100.0%
    19,727
    0.2%
    39
    Magic
    28
    528,647
    18,880
    100.2%
    18,961
    -0.4%
    38
    Celtics
    27
    502,848
    18,624
    100.0%
    18,624
    0.0%
    38
    76ers
    29
    501,498
    17,293
    85.1%
    14,519
    19.1%
    37
    Raptors
    28
    471,272
    16,831
    85.0%
    16,513
    1.9%
    38
    Wizards
    27
    453,889
    16,811
    82.9%
    16,652
    1.0%
    38
    Cavaliers
    27
    429,276
    15,899
    77.3%
    20,096
    -20.9%
    38
    Bobcats
    24
    370,104
    15,421
    80.8%
    15,818
    -2.5%
    38
    Hawks
    25
    377,977
    15,119
    80.7%
    15,533
    -2.7%
    39
    Bucks
    24
    357,442
    14,893
    79.6%
    15,382
    -3.2%
    39
    Pistons
    26
    376,457
    14,479
    65.6%
    16,755
    -13.6%
    38
    Pacers
    24
    334,379
    13,932
    76.7%
    13,459
    3.5%
    38
    Nets
    26
    346,375
    13,322
    71.2%
    14,106
    -5.6%
    38
    E.C TOTALS
    394
    6,678,453
    16,950
    86.3%
    17,180
    -1.3%
    572
    NBA TOTALS
    798
    13,784,086
    17,273
    89.9%
    17,277
    0.0%
    1,148
     

    NOTES: NBA teams this year are playing 66-game schedules and started the season in late December, compared to '10-11, when teams played their traditional 82-game schedules and began in late October. All attendance data is based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league.

     

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