Attendance (pre COVID numbers)

Average attendance per club in each league

Several leagues have official attendance numbers, although some are not recent.

 Here are official numbers:

  1. Liga ACB 6,682
  2. Serie A 4,273
  3. BBL 4,189 (18/19)
  4. A1 3,975 (15/16), approx. 3,200 without Olympiacos
  5. LNB Pro A 3,576 (16/17)
  6. BSL 2,718
  7. ABA 2,691
  8. LKL 2,487 (17/18)
  9. Winner League 2,324
  10. VTB 2,309 (17/18)
  11. EBL POL 2,034 (14/15)
  12. ProA GER 1,609
  13. Korisliiga 1,055 (16/17)
  14. ABA2 842 (18/19)
  15. Ligaen 751 (16/17)
  16. ProB GER 622 (16/17)

We made estimates of average numbers based on the capacity of the arenas in the league. Then we took our criteria "Status of Basketball" in the respective country and substracted a certain number of % from the arena capacity. For example the German BBL has an above average status of Basketball in the country (4) and 85% of the arenas capacities were filled in the season.

For status 5 we estimated a 90% capacity, for status 4 80%, status 3 70%, status 2 60% and status 1 50%. For 2nd tiers we took off 10% more on each status and took another 20% off that result (3rd tiers 30%) in order to get a more realistic result.

Estimates:

  1. LEB Gold 2,880
  2. Euromillions BEL 2,162
  3. OPAP 2,061
  4. Superleague UKR 2,013
  5. Pro B FRA 1,984
  6. TBL 1,674
  7. NBL BUL 1,620
  8. Serie A2 1,596
  9. Liga Nat ROM 1,485
  10. DBL 1,278
  11. Basketligan 1,244
  12. A Div HUN 1,091
  13. BBL UK 997
  14. NBL CZE 947
  15. LEB Silver 900
  16. LKM 862
  17. SBL SVK 850
  18. National League 837
  19. Superleague ALB 800
  20. SBL SUI 786
  21. LPB 779
  22. A2 768
  23. Ligaen 751
  24. Under 700 (rest of the leagues)

Sources: Each league's English Wikipedia Page for Attendances

https://www.easycredit-bbl.de/de/statistiken/zuschauer/zuschauer-statistiken/

https://www.2basketballbundesliga.de/zuschauerzahlen-proa/

https://www.aba-liga.com/news/41950/average-attendance-increases-over-2-600-for-the-second-time/