15 NHL teams have at least 100% (yes, attendance can be over 100% believe it or not) capacity at home this season while only 8 NBA markets can boast the same. The Raptors are not one of the 8.
Is hockey gaining popularity in the US or is basketball waning? Could the state of the Eastern Conference have something to do with this?
I noticed many empty seats in the recent Pacers game. It's too bad that one of the best teams in the league cannot consistently sell out.
Interesting article, and surprising.