Average attendance increases over 2,600 for the second time

Thursday, 25. April 2019 at 11:00

The average attendance of the ABA League games has increased in comparison to the previous season once again and has crossed the margin of 2,600 fans per ABA League game for the second time in the regional league history. Also, the Playoffs were historic, setting a record high total attendance of the games in the knockout stages.

Partizan NIS fans Grobari (Photo: Partizan NIS)

The attention of the basketball fans in our region for the flagship regional basketball competition keeps increasing, as this season we have witnessed another increase of the average attendance of the ABA League games.

No less than 384,820 fans have visited the 143 games of the regional competition this season, which means that the average attendance for the 2018/19 ABA League season, which was 2691, has risen for 5.6% in comparison to the season before, when it was 2547.

This is also the second highest average attendance in the entire history of the regional competition, after the 2012/13 season (2723).

The 2018/19 season was historic in terms of the Playoffs games attendances, as the total attendance of the ABA League Playoffs games crossed 60,000 for the first time in history and was 65,118. The average of the eleven Playoffs games, played on Budućnost VOLI, Cedevita, Crvena zvezda mts and Partizan NIS courts was an impressive number of 5,920.

Just like the season before, Partizan NIS were the team with the highest home games attendance (5535 fans per game), followed by Crvena zvezda mts (4564) and Zadar (4431). However, it’s worth mentioning that Zvezda jumped ahead of Zadar thanks to their Playoffs games, with Zadar taking the second place after the regular season.

Away from home, Crvena zvezda mts turned out to be the greatest magnet for the fans, averaging 3978 fans in their away games. Partizan NIS followed with 3821 and Budućnost VOLI was third with 3592.

Home games attendance:

# Team Games Total Average
1 Partizan NIS 12 66420 5535
2 Crvena zvezda mts 16 73031 4564.44
3 Zadar 11 48750 4431.82
4 Budućnost VOLI 14 55009 3929.21
5 Mornar 11 25400 2309.09
6 Cedevita 13 25850 1988.46
7 Igokea 11 19350 1759.09
8 Petrol Olimpija 11 16670 1515.45
9 Mega Bemax 11 16080 1461.82
10 Cibona 11 14740 1340
11 Krka 11 13730 1248.18
12 FMP 11 9790 890

Away games attendance:

# Team Games Total Average
1 Crvena zvezda mts 14 55688 3977.71
2 Partizan NIS 13 49671 3820.85
3 Budućnost VOLI 16 57469 3591.81
4 Cedevita 12 37767 3147.25
5 Cibona 11 28247 2567.91
6 Petrol Olimpija 11 26890 2444.55
7 Zadar 11 25208 2291.64
8 Krka 11 22824 2074.91
9 Mega Bemax 11 21907 1991.55
10 FMP 11 21450 1950
11 Igokea 11 20107 1827.91
12 Mornar 11 17592 1599.27