Two years ago
NBL breaks opening round attendance record
The National Basketball League has smashed the record for the highest attendance for an opening round of the season.
A total of 48,820 fans watched round one of the 2018/19 season, breaking the previous record of 48,007 set in 1995. It was the third highest attendance for a round since the NBL started in 1979.
Attendances for Opening Round:Probably most important that there were big crowds in Sydney and Melbourne. Perth's a given. Hopefully Brisbane improves a bit.
New Zealand v Brisbane - 5,157
Adelaide v Perth – 5,836
Illawarra v Melbourne – 2,688
Sydney v Adelaide – 10,761
Brisbane v Cairns – 3,196
Melbourne v NZ – 8,329
Perth v Illawarra – 12,853
Game night in NZ looked pretty dull. Can't see how Illawarra lasts with numbers like that. And incredible to think one of the all-time games had such a weak crowd.