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  • WNBA Attendance Down Slightly As League Takes Month-Long Olympic Break

    WNBA teams are averaging 7,752 fans per game this season to date, down slightly compared to the same period a year ago. The Sparks lead all clubs with 10,567 fans per game and are the only club with five-figure attendance. Average attendance for the Lynx is up 16.7%, marking the league's biggest increase on the heels of the franchise's first WNBA championship last season. Meanwhile, the Mystics and Mercury are seeing double-digit declines at the gate. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the WNBA through the Olympics break, with comparisons to the same period last year (THE DAILY).

    WNBA REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE THROUGH OLYMPIC BREAK
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('11)
    Sparks
    10
    105,671
    10,567
    10,488
    0.8%
    6
    Lynx
    10
    98,762
    9,876
    8,463
    16.7%
    9
    Mystics
    10
    92,070
    9,207
    10,763
    -14.5%
    8
    Silver Stars
    8
    72,278
    9,035
    9,509
    -5.0%
    8
    Storm
    7
    57,677
    8,240
    9,132
    -9.8%
    7
    Mercury
    8
    65,124
    8,141
    9,289
    -12.4%
    8
    Liberty
    9
    65,066
    7,230
    7,801
    -7.3%
    10
    Fever
    9
    64,577
    7,175
    7,369
    -2.6%
    10
    Sun
    10
    70,161
    7,016
    6,728
    4.3%
    8
    Sky
    10
    61,229
    6,123
    5,711
    7.2%
    11
    Dream
    9
    53,692
    5,966
    6,388
    -6.6%
    10
    Shock
    11
    54,142
    4,922
    4,683
    5.1%
    10
    WNBA TOTALS
    111
    860,449
    7,752
    7,796
    -0.6%
    105
     

    NOTES: Last season began June 3, 2011, while the '12 season began on May 18. The league also has not scheduled any games between July 14 and Aug. 15 due to WNBA players participating in the London Games. 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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