Thursday , Apr , 20 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

NBA sets new attendance record

New York, NY (Sports Network) – The NBA finished its 2005-06 regular season
with the highest average attendance in league history and the highest total
attendance.

“Our attendance record is further evidence of the extraordinary connection
that exists between players and fans,” said NBA commissioner David Stern. “We
are thankful for our fans continued support and passion for the game.”

This season’s average attendance of 17,558 fans per game surpassed the 2004-05
record of 17,314 fans per outing.

The new total attendance record of 21,595,804 eclipsed the previous record of
21,296,497, also established last season.

NBA arenas were filled to 91.4 percent capacity during the year.