NBL considering 60-game season, 7 nights/week
After the NBL visited Tasmania and spoke of a 44-game season involving 12 teams, Michael DiFabrizio chased up Paul Cochrane at the NBL and confirmed that 60 games per team in a 16 team league was an option on the table:
"There is scope for us to go to 60 games per season under a 16 team model," Cochrane said.
“And that's consistent with what other league’s are doing around the world. You look at the NBA and they’re playing 82 regular season games. The schedules are busier in Europe as well. There is consistent fan engagement.”
“At the height of our expansion project that creates the possibility of games being played seven days a week. That’s incredibly exciting for the growth of basketball in Australia and for the fans.”
The NBA obviously has an 82-game season. How do fans approach that with regard to season tickets? Do many go to every game? Is it more normal for people to buy 10-game packs and the like?
44 games takes the home season from 14 games to 22 and 60 bumps that to 30. You need some serious commitment and spare time to make that many if you were a busy person!