Detroit Pistons Top NBA in Attendance
No. 1 in NBA Five Times in Six Years; Consecutive Sell-Out Streak at 226 and Counting
For the fifth time in six seasons, the Detroit Pistons are the attendance champs in the NBA. With 41 straight sell-outs and an average of 22,076 per game, the Pistons hosted 905,116 fans during the 2007-08 regular season.
“Our sell-out streak and leading the league in attendance are two things that we take a great deal of pride in,” said Pistons CEO Tom Wilson. “They are an indication of the quality of the fan experience we provide, the excellence of our team, and, most importantly, they demonstrate the strong commitment and fierce loyalty of Detroit Pistons fans.”
The Pistons led the league in attendance in 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06. Overall, 2007-08 marks the tenth season the Pistons have led the league in attendance. The team also topped attendance in 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87 and 1987-88. The 1987-88 regular season, which was played at the Pontiac Silverdome, saw more than one million fans attend Pistons games and the team averaged 26,012 per contest.
Last year, the Chicago Bulls overtook the Pistons as attendance leaders. The top three teams in attendance for the 2007-08 regular season were the Pistons (22,076), the Bulls (21,987) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (20,465).
The Detroit Pistons, who hold the No. 2 spot in the Eastern Conference, open the 2008 NBA Playoffs on Sunday, April 20 and will host the Philadelphia 76ers (No. 7 spot). Game time is 6:00 p.m. Game Two is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Individual playoff tickets and playoff ticket packages are available at The Palace Box Office, all TicketMaster outlets, on www.pistons.com or by calling 248-377-0100.
Rock Financial, Michigan’s largest mortgage company, is the presenting sponsor for the 2008 Detroit Pistons playoffs. For more information about Rock Financial, please visit www.rockfinancial.com. For questions regarding tickets for the playoffs, please contact The Palace at (248) 377-0100 or visit www.pistons.com.