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

04 / 18 / 14

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 ...

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