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NBA Breaks Record: 22.5M+ Fans Attend 2023-24 Regular Season

Published April 15, 2024 at 6:48 PM

The NBA regular season brimmed with excitement, evident in its attendance figures. Total attendance hit 22,538,518, marking a second consecutive record-breaking year. With 873 sellouts, 71% of games sold out, and an average attendance of 18,324—all league records. Moreover, arenas reached a capacity of 98% throughout the season, setting another milestone.

The previous records for total attendance, sellouts, games sold out, and average attendance were established during the 2022-23 season.

Twelve teams, including powerhouse franchises like the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors, witnessed sellouts for all their games.

Moreover, the league disclosed that tickets were purchased by fans hailing from over 150 countries and territories, underscoring the global appeal of NBA action.

The NBA's introduction of the In-Season Tournament proved to be a masterstroke, with the championship game attracting a whopping 4.58 million viewers, marking the highest viewership for a non-Christmas regular-season game since 2018.

As the playoffs draw near, fueled by thrilling matchups and the excitement generated by the successful regular season, there's a palpable anticipation for robust attendance figures.

Over the years, ticket prices have surged, ranging from an average of $611 at Golden State to $138 at the Indiana Pacers. Despite this, arenas appear packed, indicating the NBA's relentless growth trajectory.

Source NBA : NBA sets all-time records for attendance and sellouts in 2023-24
Source Bleacher Report : NBA Sets Attendance Record by Drawing over 22.5M Fans During 2023-24 Regular Season
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NBA Breaks Record: 22.5M+ Fans Attend 2023-24 Regular Season

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