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NBA sets all-time records for attendance and sellouts in 2023-24

NBA arenas were filled to an all-time-high 98% capacity during the regular season.

The Sacramento Kings are 1 of 10 teams to sell out every home game during the 2023-24 season.

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NEW YORKThe NBA set all-time records for regular-season total attendance, average attendance, percentage of capacity and sellouts for the second season in a row.

The total attendance of 22,538,518 in the 2023-24 regular season surpasses the previous record of 22,234,502 set last season.  The other records include 873 sellouts (up from the previous record 791 in 2022-23), 71% of games sold out (up from 63% in 2022-23) and an average attendance of 18,324 (up from 18,077 in 2022-23). Additionally, NBA arenas were filled to an all-time-high 98% capacity.

Twelve teams sold out every true home game: Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz.  The record-setting season also saw fans from more than 150 countries and territories attend regular-season games.

In conjunction with the start of the inaugural Emirates NBA Cup – formerly known as the NBA In-Season Tournament – the NBA recorded its highest-ever average attendance for November (18,208).               

Highest NBA Regular-Season Total Attendance

  1. 2023-24                22,538,518
  2. 2022-23                22,234,502
  3. 2017-18                22,124,559
  4. 2016-17                21,997,412
  5. 2015-16                21,972,129

Highest NBA Regular-Season Average Attendance

  1. 2023-24                18,324
  2. 2022-23                18,077
  3. 2017-18                17,987
  4. 2016-17                17,884
  5. 2015-16                17,864

The 2024 SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament will tip off on Tuesday, April 16 ahead of the 2024 NBA Playoffs presented by Google Pixel, which will begin on Saturday, April 20.