Indiana Fever Break Last Year’s Attendance Numbers In Only Five Home Games

According to data from Across the Timeline, the Indiana Fever are leading the league — by a wide margin — in both overall and average attendance. The Fever have brought in 82,857 fans to their five home games so far for an average of 16,571 fans per game. The early season attendance numbers are in no small part due to the Fever’s first round draft pick, Caitlin Clark, who has seen sold out arena in road games as well.  Those 82,000-plus total fans have already broken last year’s total home attendance in Indiana. The Fever hosted 81,336 fans across 20 home games in 2023, according to Across the Timeline.

While Indiana has benefitted from playing 11 games, at least one more game than any other team and five more than the Las Vegas Aces, Indiana easily leads the league in average attendance. The Fever have seen an average of 15,886 fans across their 11 games — both home and away — which is over 4,000 more than the next highest team (the New York Liberty at 11,239).

Clark has also been responsible for several WNBA teams moving to larger venues in order to accommodate bigger crowds.

Clark has already established herself as one of the team’s leaders. She leads the team in scoring (15.6 points per game), assists (6.4 per game) and steals (1.3 per game) while playing more total minutes than any other player in the WNBA. She won the league’s Rookie of the Month award for May.