Thursday , Apr , 19 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

NBA sets all-time attendance record

New York, NY (Sports Network) – The NBA finished the 2006-07 regular season
with the highest average attendance and the highest total attendance in league
history.

It was the third consecutive year that the league has set a new high water
mark in attendance.

This season’s average attendance of 17,757 fans per game bested the 2005-06
record of 17,558 fans per game, while the new total attendance record of
21,841,480 eclipsed the previous record of 21,595,804 established in 2005-06.

Overall this season, NBA arenas were filled to 92.3 percent capacity and there
were 600 recorded sellouts, the most in over a decade.

“We are grateful for our fans’ continued support,” said NBA commissioner David
Stern. “The third straight year of record attendance reflects the NBA’s ever-
increasing popularity, as the worlds greatest athletes continue to display
the passion and dedication they bring to this great game.”