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NBA Regular-Season Attendance Relatively Flat; Bulls Lead For Fifth Straight Season

NBA teams averaged 17,408 fans per game during the ’13-14 regular season, relatively flat compared to last season (+0.3%). The average is the best since ‘08-09. This season also marked the 11th straight campaign with league capacity at 90% or better. The Bulls lead all teams for the fifth consecutive season with an average of 21,716 fans per game. Despite missing the playoffs, the Pelicans and Kings led all teams in gains this season, with both clubs up nearly 19% at the gate. Also seeing strong gains were the Pacers, up 15% at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. A few clubs saw double-digit declines this season. The 76ers had the sharpest drop, down 17%, while the T-Wolves were down 11% and the Bucks were down 10% (THE DAILY).

'13-14 NBA REGULAR SEASON ATTENDANCE
HOME TEAM
GAMES
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GAMES ('12-13)
Bulls
41
890,370
21,716
103.8%
21,877
-0.7%
41
Mavericks
41
817,982
19,951
103.9%
20,036
-0.4%
41
Knicks*
41
812,292
19,812
100.0%
19,033
4.1%
41
Heat
41
811,036
19,781
100.9%
19,983
-1.0%
41
Trail Blazers
41
809,612
19,747
98.8%
19,830
-0.4%
41
Warriors
41
803,436
19,596
100.0%
19,374
1.1%
41
Clippers
41
787,692
19,212
100.8%
19,227
-0.1%
41
Lakers
41
771,974
18,829
99.1%
18,997
-0.9%
41
Spurs
41
755,031
18,415
99.1%
18,432
-0.1%
41
Raptors
41
748,339
18,252
92.2%
18,145
0.6%
41
Thunder
41
746,323
18,203
100.0%
18,203
0.0%
41
Jazz
41
745,203
18,176
91.3%
18,632
-2.4%
41
Rockets
41
743,082
18,124
100.6%
16,672
8.7%
41
Celtics**
41
742,400
18,107
97.2%
18,624
-2.8%
40
Pacers
41
717,542
17,501
96.3%
15,270
14.6%
41
Cavaliers
41
710,522
17,330
84.3%
16,192
7.0%
41
Nets
41
707,331
17,252
97.3%
17,188
0.4%
41
Wizards
41
698,068
17,026
83.6%
16,343
4.2%
41
Nuggets
41
692,898
16,900
88.2%
17,820
-5.2%
41
Grizzlies
41
685,458
16,718
92.3%
16,625
0.6%
41
Pelicans
41
672,029
16,391
97.2%
13,803
18.7%
41
Kings
41
667,949
16,291
94.1%
13,750
18.5%
41
Magic
41
666,046
16,245
86.2%
17,627
-7.8%
41
Suns
41
650,739
15,872
86.2%
15,437
2.8%
41
Bobcats
41
636,268
15,519
81.3%
15,324
1.3%
41
Pistons
41
616,005
15,025
70.8%
14,783
1.6%
41
T'Wolves
41
597,157
14,565
75.2%
16,340
-10.9%
41
Hawks
41
587,927
14,340
79.1%
15,126
-5.2%
41
76ers
41
568,632
13,869
68.2%
16,717
-17.0%
41
Bucks
41
552,067
13,465
71.9%
15,036
-10.4%
41
TOTALS
1,230
21,411,410
17,408
91.2%
17,347
0.3%
1,229
               

NOTES: Totals included a designated Pistons home game in '12 and Hawks home game this season played in London. * = Renovation at Madison Square Garden increased capacity from 19,033 to 19,812 this season. ** = A Celtics home game was cancelled during the '12-13 season following the Boston Marathon bombings.

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