NBA breaks all-time attendance record for second straight year

Thursday April 14th, 2016

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The NBA has broken its all-time attendance record for the second straight year, the league announced Thursday.

In total, 21,972,129 fans attended NBA games during the 2015–16 regular-season, which surpassed last year’s record of 21,926,548.

The league also set a record for average game attendance at 17,864 fans, while posting the most sellouts in history at 723 and highest average arena capacity at 94%. For the 12th consecutive year, the NBA has had an average arena capacity of 90% or greater.

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