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  • T'Wolves Lead All Western Conference Teams With 16.6% Attendance Bump At Target Center

    The T'Wolves are averaging 17,684 fans per game through April 3, up a Western Conference-best 16.6% compared to the same period last season. Also seeing healthy gains are the Clippers (+8.4%) and the Grizzlies (+6.2%). Four Western Conference clubs are filling their respective arenas to 100% capacity or better. The Mavericks lead the way with 105.8% capacity, and are seeing a 1.2% jump in attendance compared to last season. The Suns are the only Western Conference club seeing a double-digit percentage decline, down 11.7% to date. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the NBA Western Conference through April 3, with comparisons to the same period last season. See Thursday's issue for Eastern Conference figures (THE DAILY).

    NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH APRIL 3
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('10-11)
    Trail Blazers
    28
    574,082
    20,503
    98.6%
    20,500
    0.0%
    38
    Mavericks
    28
    568,977
    20,321
    105.8%
    20,073
    1.2%
    37
    Jazz
    26
    499,961
    19,229
    96.6%
    19,541
    -1.6%
    39
    Clippers
    28
    537,722
    19,204
    100.8%
    17,710
    8.4%
    40
    Lakers
    28
    531,916
    18,997
    100.0%
    18,997
    0.0%
    38
    Warriors
    27
    512,700
    18,989
    96.9%
    18,610
    2.0%
    38
    Spurs
    25
    458,447
    18,338
    98.7%
    18,295
    0.2%
    39
    Thunder
    28
    509,684
    18,203
    100.0%
    18,144
    0.3%
    38
    T'Wolves
    26
    459,789
    17,684
    91.4%
    15,173
    16.6%
    39
    Nuggets
    27
    457,130
    16,931
    88.4%
    16,844
    0.5%
    38
    Suns
    27
    418,593
    15,503
    84.2%
    17,553
    -11.7%
    39
    Hornets
    26
    383,686
    14,757
    85.9%
    14,812
    -0.4%
    38
    Grizzlies
    25
    385,549
    15,422
    85.1%
    14,518
    6.2%
    38
    Rockets
    28
    422,472
    15,088
    83.6%
    16,193
    -6.8%
    38
    Kings
    27
    384,925
    14,256
    82.3%
    13,748
    3.7%
    39
    W.C. TOTALS
    404
    7,105,633
    17,588
    93.5%
    17,373
    1.2%
    576
    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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