By The Numbers

Green Bay attendance down again in 2017/2018

Attendance at Green Bay Phoenix mens basketball games this season was the lowest in 33 years.

Green Bay averaged 2,475 fans per game this season, down 16% from last year when the Phoenix averaged 2,948 fans per contest. It was the fourth straight season that attendance has declined and is the lowest mark since 1986 when an average of 1,462 fans attended Green Bay games.

The decline is part of a nationwide trend of decline attendance at college basketball games. The NCAA usually doesn’t release nationwide attendance numbers until August but attendance has been down nationwide for the past three seasons.

For its part, Horizon League attendance was up 3.1% this season thanks to massive gains by Northern Kentucky (+46.4%), Youngstown State (+20.3), and Oakland (10.1%). Wright State (+6.7%), Milwaukee (3.9%), and IUPUI (0.3%) also saw gains this year to offset the losses by Cleveland State (-3.3%), Green Bay (-16.0%), UIC (-25.7), and Detroit Mercy (-27.3%).

Wright State led the league in attendance again this season at 4,304 fans per game followed by Northern Kentucky (4,135), Oakland (3,164), Youngstown State (2,994) and Green Bay.


Horizon League attendance (per game):


2018 2017 2016

Wright State

4,304 4,033 4,355
NKU 4,135 2,824


Oakland 3,164 2,875



2,994 2,489 2,013
Green Bay 2,475 2,948



2,083 2,802 3,116


1,517 1,460 2,667

Cleveland State

1,353 1,399 1,911
Detroit Mercy 1,241 1,708


IUPUI 1,057 1,054


Horizon League average 2,432 2,359



Green Bay attendance by year (per game):

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attendance per year







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