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Kings Lead All NBA Teams In Attendance Gains After Nearly Departing Sacramento

After nearly departing Sacramento for Seattle following last season, the Kings' new ownership has helped the club achieve the biggest attendance gain among all NBA teams through Dec. 8. The club is averaging 15,969 fans per game, up 24% from last season. Sleep Train Arena is being filled to just over 92% capacity to date, compared to 79% for all of last season. Other Western Conference clubs seeing strong gains to start the '13-14 season are the Rockets (+14%) and the Pelicans (+12%). The Mavericks continue to lead all Western Conference clubs at the gate with 19,880 fans per game, relatively flat compared to the same point last season. The Suns rank last in Western Conference attendance, with the average draw at U.S. Airways Center down a conference-worst 8%. Also see yesterday's issue for Eastern Conference figures (THE DAILY).

NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH DEC. 8
TEAM
GAMES
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GAMES ('12-13)
Mavericks
11
218,682
19,880
103.5%
19,839
0.2%
9
Warriors
8
156,768
19,596
100.0%
18,583
5.5%
9
Trail Blazers
11
212,022
19,275
96.5%
20,125
-4.2%
8
Clippers
10
191,841
19,184
100.7%
19,067
0.6%
12
Lakers
11
208,396
18,945
99.7%
18,997
-0.3%
12
Spurs
10
183,578
18,358
98.8%
18,324
0.2%
9
Thunder
10
182,030
18,203
100.0%
18,203
0.0%
12
Rockets
13
234,067
18,005
99.9%
15,839
13.7%
11
Nuggets
8
140,665
17,583
91.8%
17,163
2.4%
6
Jazz
11
191,764
17,433
87.6%
18,648
-6.5%
9
Grizzlies
11
176,796
16,072
88.7%
16,297
-1.4%
11
Kings
12
191,628
15,969
92.2%
12,874
24.0%
12
T'Wolves
10
157,530
15,753
81.4%
16,738
-5.9%
8
Pelicans
10
157,244
15,724
92.5%
14,003
12.3%
11
Suns
9
127,218
14,135
76.7%
15,336
-7.8%
9
W.C. TOTALS
155
2,730,229
17,614
94.2%
17,241
2.2%
148
NBA TOTALS
302
5,199,652
17,217
90.1%
16,977
1.4%
291
               

NOTES: 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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