WNBA Enters Playoffs With Wave Of Continued Growth

September 13, 2023

The WNBA enters its 2023 playoffs on Wednesday with the momentum of another season that has dynamically boosted its own growth trajectory and that of women’s sports.

Extending a trend over the past several years, the league ended the regular season up 16% in attendance with a per-game average of 6,615 — the WNBA’s highest figure since 2018. With the league’s newly expanded schedule seeing teams play 40 games each, up from 36, total attendance also rose to 1.59 million, the highest total in 13 years. FOS