EuroLeague games set new attendance record behind an 18% increase

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Giannis Askounis

19/Apr/24 10:23

More than three million fans watch games of the 2023-24 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season in person

By Eurohoops Team/

Euroleague Basketball recapped attendance through the 2023-24 Regular Season of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, presenting an increase of 18% to the average attendance for a new record of 10,383.

The official numbers regarding fans in basketball venues across the continent were revealed on Friday.

Per the press release: “More fans than ever before were dazzled by the stars of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague in person this season as the competition witnessed a record number of spectators at games. The per-game average of 10,383 fans per game marks a whopping 18% increase over last season’s then-record 8,748.

Six clubs sold at least 90 percent of their available tickets this season and that number could have been even higher; Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv announced over the summer that it had sold all of its season tickets for 2023-24, but after playing before a crowd of 10,559 on opening night, it was forced to relocate all of its home games to Belgrade and play most of them without any spectators.

Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade led the league in both average attendance and fill rate at 19,916 and 99%, respectively. The other top teams in fill rate were Zalgiris Kaunas (96%), FC Bayern Munich (95%), Olympiacos Piraeus (94%), LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (94%) and Virtus Segafredo Bologna (90%). The league-average fill rate of 82% was an increase of 2% over the previous season.

Seven clubs averaged more than 10,000 spectators per game, leading to a total number across all games of 3,000,841, which is 300,000 more fans than the previous season!

After Partizan, the leaders in overall ticket sales were Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade (17,842), Zalgiris Kaunas (14,773), Panathinaikos AKTOR Athens (14, 526) and Anadolu Efes Istanbul (12,165).

It proved to be another banner year for basketball fans on the Old Continent, who made their ways to arenas all across the EuroLeague in 2023-24 like never before.”

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