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Celtics Top Eastern Conference Attendance

Posted By Jessica Camerato On December 10, 2008 @ 6:48 am In General | 1 Comment

No wonder why it’s so hard to get Celtics [1] tickets these days. The Cs have the highest total attendance in the Eastern Conference through December 8, according to data on SportsBusiness Daily [2]. For the second consecutive season, the Celtics are averaging a sold out crowd of 18,624. This ranks them first in total attendance after 13 home games and sixth in average attendance, due to the capacity of the TD BankNorth Garden [3].

The Detroit Pistons [4] have the highest average attendance (22,076) and the Indiana Pacers [5] have seen the most growth since last season (+15.7%). The Atlanta Hawks [6], who packed the house against the Celtics in the playoffs, are up nearly 11% in average attendance, while the Miami Heat [7] are down 16%. Even though the Philadelphia 76ers [8] (+12.0%) are one of the fastest growing draws, they are filling less than 70% of their total capacity. On average, the Eastern Conference is averaging the same attendance as last season (+0.9%).


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[3] TD BankNorth Garden: http://media.weei.com/basketball/td-banknorth-garden.htm

[4] Detroit Pistons: http://media.weei.com/basketball/detroit-pistons.htm

[5] Indiana Pacers: http://media.weei.com/basketball/indiana-pacers.htm

[6] Atlanta Hawks: http://media.weei.com/basketball/atlanta-hawks.htm

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[8] Philadelphia 76ers: http://media.weei.com/basketball/philadelphia-76ers.htm

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