WBNA Attendance Rivals Men’s Sports

The Women’s National Basketball Association wrapped up a wildly successful inaugural season with a championship game this Saturday. The WNBA drew more spectators than Major League Soccer in August and matched the television audience of men’s professional golf. New York’s Liberty team drew more fans to Madison Square Gardens than the New York Knicks have since 1987, and both the Phoenix and New York teams averaged more than 13,000 spectators per game. Even the Utah team, which had the lowest average attendance at 7,611, drew nearly twice as many fans as was originally anticipated. The WBNA looks forward to an even more successful season next year.


The Washington Post - August 30, 1997

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