Top 7 Highest Attendance in Regular Season of NBA

Which are the top 7 highest Attended matches in NBA, Record attendance: NBA is among the top 10 sports which have the highest viewership in the world. In the 2021/22 season, NBA recorded the highest TV audience for its opening night in five years, with a 17% increase. With an average of 3.3 Million viewers.

In North America, after NFL (National Football League) and MLB (Major League Baseball), NBA is the 3rd wealthiest sport by revenue. To date, the highest viewership still belongs to the NBA All-Star Games on February 14, 2010, with 108,713 fans attending the game. It was held at Cowboys stadium in Texas and the Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference.

Top 7 highest Attendance in NBA Regular season

  1. Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs: 68,323

San Antonio Spurs recorded the highest number of attendance in a regular season in Texas. Spurs Hall of Famer David Robinson announced the official attendance at the close of the third quarter. Robinson said, “Spurs fans have again set the standard for the league.”

1. Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks: 62,046 viewers

Bulls vs Hawks in the 1997-98 season was the home game for Hawks, played in the Georgia Dome. Over 62,046 people watched the Chicago bulls defeat Atlanta Hawks on their home ground. The Bulls’ victory was definitely due to the excellent gameplay of basketball legend Michael Jordan securing 34 points himself.

Thousands of people came to cheer their house team Atlanta which was thrown off guard by the bulls.

2. Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics: 61,983 viewers

On 29th January 1988 NBA made the 2nd highest viewership in history with 61,983 people at the Pontiac Silverdome. The crowd visited the Pistons as it was their home ground. They lived up to the fans’ expectations as they won with a good score of 125-108 against the Celtics.

3. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons: 52,745 viewers

This time too the home team left no place for the visitors to score and Detroit defeated the Philadelphia 76ers with a solid 125-107. On 14th February 1987 over 52,745 showed up at Pontiac Silverdome to support Detroit Pistons.

Adrian Dantley was remarkably the star performer scoring 35 points for his team and leading towards the ultimate win.

4. Minnesota vs. Denver Nuggets: 49,551 viewers

The game was played on 17th April 1990 and was one of the first matches which had an increase in attendees with over 2000 more fans entering the ground. With 49,551 viewers at Metrodome, Minnesota was filled with fans viewing for the home team.

But the visitors Denver Nuggets won by 10 points against Minnesota.

5. Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons: 47,692 Viewers

The 5th largest crowd showed up at Pontiac Silverdome on 30th March 1988 with 47,692 Viewers. This will always remain one of the most noteworthy matches in the history of basketball, even though the home team lost to Atlanta by 103-102. It was a close game, guess the loyalty of fans paid off with the most exciting match in history.

6. Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls: 45,790 viewers

On 7th November over 45,790 fans showed up at Georgia Dome, Atlanta to watch the match between Atlanta and the Bulls. The home team lived up to expectations and did with the match against the bulls by 80-78.

7. Minnesota vs. Orlando Magics: 45,458 viewers

The match was played n 13th April 1990 at Mettrdome with 45,485 viewers coming under the top 7 attendance at NBA. The home team Minnesota did win against Orlando Magics with 117-102 points.

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Payal Kumari
Payal Kumari
Payal Kumari is pursuing her bachelor's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Ranchi. She is a sports enthusiast and currently pens down her thoughts for Sports Axle.


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