View Full Version : From NBA.com on playoffs attendance

04-27-2001, 03:10 AM
NBA Sets All-Time First-Round Attendance High
NEW YORK, April 26 -- The NBA has set an all-time attendance high for the first round of the 2001 NBA Playoffs, averaging 20,966 fans per game through 14 games, it was announced today.

This year's playoff attendance average is up more than 13% versus the 2000 playoffs, and the NBA has surpassed the 275,000 attendance mark for the playoffs in just 14 games, the shortest time that mark was hit in the league's 55-year history.

The previous all-time high was set in 1998 when first-round playoff games averaged 19,083 in attendance.

04-27-2001, 10:53 AM
I would think that the size of the arena has more to do with attendance in the playoffs than anything.
i don't think that selling out games for the playoffs has been a problem in the past. although, i'm sure it has been a problem for a few teams

the television ratings would be a better reflection on fans' interest

04-27-2001, 10:55 AM
I heard the other day that Game 1 in Utah was NOT a sellout i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif . What's up with that i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif .

04-27-2001, 01:47 PM
TV ratings are such BS...hardly anyone has those stupid Nielson boxes or whatever anyways.

04-27-2001, 04:32 PM
no, they're not b.s.

04-27-2001, 05:59 PM
Surely you agree that the sample size is too small for the entire US, which I have been told is about 270 million in population.

04-27-2001, 07:35 PM
LAM-O, what the hell is your problem dude?? Do you have to disagree in such a way just to piss people off? Man, I thought you were cool a couple weeks ago but right now you're acting like a little bitch.