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
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.”