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NBL to set season crowd high

NBL to set season crowd high
January 27, 2012

The National Basketball League is guaranteed of registering its highest crowd of the 2011/12 iiNet NBL Championship season tonight with the news that the New Zealand Breakers have already sold-out all 7,979 tickets for their home game against the Sydney Kings at Auckland's Vector Arena tonight.

Breakers management put up the sold-out sign for tonight's clash against the Kings at around 2:30pm local Auckland time this afternoon with all 7,979 tickets snapped up, ensuring a fourth consecutive sell-out for New Zealand.

The sell-out is the Breakers first-ever at Vector Arena and will establish a club record for a home basketball crowd.

The game is also guaranteed of establishing a new national record as the biggest crowd ever to watch a basketball game in New Zealand.

Before the Sydney Kings attracted 7,532 people to their home game against the Perth Wildcats last round, the Breakers had previously held the season-high attendance record of 6,383 for their clash against Sydney on 28th October last year at Vector Arena.

Tonight's crowd will be the largest seen in the iiNet NBL Championship since 9,535 people flocked to the Sydney Entertainment Centre on 1st April 2011 to watch the Kings take on the Gold Coast Blaze.

The sell-out is a stunning endorsement of the Breakers' decision to take three of their regular season games this season to Vector Arena, instead of holding them at their normal venue at North Shore Arena.

Prior to the current round, the Breakers have been enjoying a massive 32% growth in their attendance figures for home games this season.

Tonight's game against Sydney tips-off at 7:30pm local Auckland time.
TV: Broadcast LIVE on Sky Sport (check local guides)

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