NBA breaks attendance record for third straight season

The NBA set the all-time regular-season attendance record for a third consecutive season with 21,997,412 fans attending games during the 2016-17 regular season. The new record eclipses last year’s total of 21,972,129.

Additionally, the NBA established a new regular-season attendance record for average attendance (17,884), eclipsing the previous high set last year.

This year also marked the 13th straight season that league attendance has been at least 90 percent or more of arena capacity (94 percent).

Highest Total NBA Regular-Season Attendances All-Time

  • 2016-17 ... 21,997,412
  • 2015-16 ... 21,972,129
  • 2014-15 ... 21,926,548
  • 2006-07 ... 21,841,480
  • 2005-06 ... 21,595,804

Highest Average NBA Regular-Season Attendances All-Time

  • 2016-17 ... 17,884
  • 2015-16 ... 17,864
  • 2014-15 ... 17,826
  • 2006-07 ... 17,757
  • 2005-06 ... 17,558

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