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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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