It worked! NBA talent leads to much improved attendance at home games
To put that in perspective, the O'rena's listed capacity is around 3,000. The average figure includes December's game at The Palace, which seated 17, 115.
Oakland achieved a season-high 3,934 in the O'rena for the home finale against South Dakota State Feb. 19. The Grizzlies twice hit 3,805: Jan. 8 vs. Western Illinois and Feb. 12 vs. IPFW.
Kentucky again led the nation in home attendance with 23, 603 per game. Tennessee, which Oakland upset in December, was fifth in the nation with 18,952 per.
Division I attendance in 2010-11 showed the fourth-best mark all-time at more than 27,600, but overall attendance was down less than 1 percent year over year.