Basketball Bundesliga Sets New Attendance Record During '13-14 Season
The Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) "has set a new attendance record during '13-14 season," according to SPORT1. The league "broke 1.5 million in total attendance for the first time." A total of 1,575,581 spectators attended the 337 games. The number translates into an average attendance of 4,675 and represents an increase of 5.4% in comparison to the previous season. The arenas were filled to 89.2% of their capacities, which is an increase of 3.6% from '12-13. It is the "12th consecutive attendance record for the league since the '01-02 season." The 31 playoff games alone attracted 200,402 spectators. BBL CEO Jan Pommer said, "Due to the dedicated and excellent work of each individual club, we have solidified the second spot in Europe." The Spanish basketball league "is the league with the highest attendance in Europe" (SPORT1, 6/20).