EuroLeague season breaks all-time attendance record

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The end of the 2023-24 EuroLeague regular season has seen it become the most attended in history averaging 8,748 games per game. 

A total of over 2.5 million people attended EuroLeague games during the regular season, with the average attendance breaking the previous record set during the 2019-20 campaign. 

More than half of EuroLeague teams played in front of at least 80% capacity crowds during the season, with four regularly playing at 90% capacity. 

The two teams who played with the highest average attendance were Zalgiris Kaunas and Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv, both filling out arenas at 96% for home games this season. 

Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade led the league in overall total attendance with 17,763 spectators per game at an 88% average capacity. 

Attendance totals were also on the rise during the past regular season. Total attendances across the league increased by 17% from the previous year, with Crvena Zvezda leading the league in the largest attendance increase by 151%. 

Panathinaikos (138%), LDLC ASVEL (46%), Virtus Segafredo Bologna (31%), and Bayern Munich (13%) make up the top five teams with the highest increase of average attendances. 

The EuroLeague commented that a strong correlation between attendance and team performance occurred last season. 

Six of the eight playoff teams had an attendance capacity of at least 80%, with five of six teams averaging more than 10,000 fans per game.

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