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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 TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.PREV.% +/-GMS ('11) Sparks10105,67110,56710,4880.8%6 Lynx1098,7629,8768,46316.7%9 Mystics1092,0709,20710,763-14.5%8 Silver Stars872,2789,0359,509-5.0%8 Storm757,6778,2409,132-9.8%7 Mercury865,1248,1419,289-12.4%8 Liberty965,0667,2307,801-7.3%10 Fever964,5777,1757,369-2.6%10 Sun1070,1617,0166,7284.3%8 Sky1061,2296,1235,7117.2%11 Dream953,6925,9666,388-6.6%10 Shock1154,1424,9224,6835.1%10 WNBA TOTALS111860,4497,7527,796-0.6%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.