Earlier this year
NBL breaks attendance record for a round; crowds up 17%
Just read this press release. Great stuff:
The Hungry Jack's National Basketball League (NBL) has set a new record for the highest total attendance for a regular season round after 67,206 fans attended nine games across Round 13.
It smashes the previous record of 61,990 set across 10 games in Round 3 of the 1995 season. Attendance highlights from the round included:
· The top of the ladder blockbuster between Sydney Kings and Perth Wildcats at Qudos Bank Arena had the biggest attendance of the round of 11,569
· 27,354 fans attended the three games in Melbourne, a new record for the highest total attendance in a regular season round in Melbourne. The previous record was 24,768 in Round 16, 1994
· The Cairns Taipans sold out their New Year’s Eve game against South East Melbourne Phoenix at the Cairns Convention Centre, with 5135 attending
· The Illawarra Hawks recorded their highest home attendance since March 2012, when 5064 fans watched them upset Sydney on New Year’s Eve
A total of 576,739 fans have attended games so far this season, a 17 per cent increase on the same period for the 2018-19 season.