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NBA Hornets Game & Attendance Statistics, 2002-2006

Game By Game & Season By Season Comparison


This report follows the end of the 2005-2006 relocation of the Hornets to Oklahoma City following Hurricane Katrina in September 2005. Whether the relocation proves to be temporary or not remains to be seen and is out of the hands of fans like me or you – except as we may have voted by our feet by attending games in either city or by not doing so. All statistics shown in this report were drawn from Box Scores located at the ESPN Hornets Schedule pages except that the Oklahoma City 2005-06 season were drawn from NBA statistics if available.


COMPARISON OF THE DATA


A comparison of the compiled data leaves no doubt that, not only has Oklahoma City supported the Hornets beyond expectations, its fan support presents a strong piece of the case for the Hornets remaining in Oklahoma City “permanently” (although there is no such thing) or, if the Hornets DO return to New Orleans, that Oklahoma City would be a good place for some other NBA team to be.


If you don’t want to be bored by detail, click on any thumbnail below for a comparison of any of the three seasons that the Hornets played in New Orleans with the 2005-2006 Hornets season in Oklahoma City.


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2002-2003 Season

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2003-2004 Season

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2004-2005 Season


But, if you DO want the detail, it’s all here. Click on a link below to go to a particular season.


2002-03 in New Orleans

2003-2004 in New Orleans

2004-2005 in New Orleans

2005-2006 in Oklahoma City


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New Orleans Home Games 2002-2003

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Regular Season

Result & Record

Attendance

 

 

 

 

Date

Opponent

W

Home

All

Games

Sellout

 

SUMMARY

1

Sat, 11/02/02

Miami

W

1

0

1

1

15,419

 

 

Regular Season

2

Wed, 11/06/02

Seattle

W

2

0

3

1

13,630

 

 

All Record

47-35

3

Fri, 11/08/02

Golden State

W

3

0

4

1

13,505

 

 

Arena Capacity

17,200

4

Wed, 11/13/02

Minnesota

W

4

0

6

2

13,019

 

 

Max Attendance

688,000

5

Fri, 11/15/02

Chicago

W

5

0

7

2

14,356

 

 

Paid Attendance

625,298

6

Tue, 11/19/02

Philadelphia

W

6

0

8

3

17,489

1

 

Avg Attendance

15,632

7

Fri, 11/22/02

New York

W

7

0

9

3

15,022

 

 

Att % of Capacity

90.89%

8

Wed, 11/27/02

Atlanta

W

8

0

11

4

15,259

 

 

Sellouts

12

9

Wed, 12/04/02

Toronto

W

9

0

13

6

13,342

 

 

High Game

18,522

10

Fri, 12/06/02

Houston

W

10

0

14

6

13,869

 

 

Low Game

12,460

11

Mon, 12/09/02

Clippers

L

10

1

15

7

14,479

 

 

Games 18-19K

4

12

Thu, 12/26/02

Dallas

L

10

2

18

12

18,015

2

 

Games 17-18K

8

13

Tue, 12/31/02

Indiana

L

10

3

18

15

17,740

3

 

Games 16-17K

6

14

Fri, 1/03/03

Orlando

W

11

3

19

15

15,270

 

 

Games 15-16K

6

15

Wed, 1/08/03

Boston

L

11

4

20

17

16,898

 

 

Games 14-15K

7

16

Fri, 1/10/03

Detroit

L

11

5

20

18

16,909

 

 

Games 13-14K

8

17

Wed, 1/15/03

Lakers

L

11

6

20

20

18,509

4

 

Games 12-13K

1

18

Fri, 1/17/03

Chicago

W

12

6

21

20

14,040

 

 

NBA Rank

19 of 29

19

Mon, 1/20/03

Phoenix

W

13

6

22

20

16,034

 

 

 

 

20

Wed, 1/22/03

Washington

W

14

6

23

20

18,298

5

 

Playoffs

21

Fri, 1/24/03

Portland

L

14

7

23

21

14,125

 

 

Home Record

1-2

22

Mon, 1/27/03

Milwaukee

L

14

8

23

22

13,540

 

 

All Record

1-3

23

Wed, 1/29/03

Toronto

W

15

8

24

22

13,014

 

 

Avg Attendance

17,378

24

Mon, 2/03/03

Boston

W

16

8

25

24

13,762

 

 

Sellouts

2 of 3

25

Wed, 2/05/03

Sacramento

W

17

8

26

24

17,217

6

 

 

 

26

Wed, 2/12/03

Indiana

L

17

9

27

25

16,832

 

 

Source data is from ESPN

27

Sun, 2/16/03

Denver

W

18

9

28

26

14,715

 

 

website and box scores

28

Wed, 2/19/03

Washington

W

19

9

29

27

18,522

7

 

accessed at ESPN’s website

29

Fri, 2/21/03

Memphis

W

20

9

30

27

16,591

 

 

 

30

Wed, 2/26/03

Miami

W

21

9

32

27

12,460

 

 

 

31

Fri, 3/07/03

Cleveland

W

22

9

36

27

14,150

 

 

 

 

32

Sun, 3/09/03

New Jersey

L

22

10

36

28

17,678

8

 

Arena Capacity is based on

33

Wed, 3/19/03

New York

W

23

10

39

30

15,631

 

 

ESPN statements

34

Fri, 3/21/03

Milwaukee

W

24

10

40

30

17,284

9

 

 

 

35

Wed, 3/26/03

Orlando

L

24

11

40

32

17,247

10

 

 

 

36

Sun, 3/30/03

San Antonio

L

24

12

41

33

17,357

11

 

 

 

37

Wed, 4/02/03

New Jersey

W

25

12

42

34

14,311

 

 

 

 

38

Wed, 4/09/03

Cleveland

W

26

12

43

35

15,551

 

 

 

 

39

Fri, 4/11/03

Detroit

W

27

12

44

35

17,394

12

 

 

 

40

Wed, 4/16/03

Atlanta

W

28

12

47

35

16,815

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playoffs

Home

All

Att.

Sellout

 

 

 

1

Sat, 4/26/03

Philadelphia

W

1

0

1

2

17,320

Yes

 

 

 

2

Mon, 4/28/03

Philadelphia

L

1

2

1

3

16,243

No

 

 

 

3

Fri, 5/02/03

Philadelphia

L

1

3

2

4

18,570

Yes

 

 

 


New Orleans Home Games 2003-2004

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Regular Season

Result & Record

Attendance

 

 

 

 

Date

Opponent

W

Home

All

Games

Sellout

 

SUMMARY

1

Wed, 10/29/03

Atlanta

W

1

0

1

0

15,242

 

 

Regular Season

2

Sat, 11/01/03

Boston

W

2

0

3

0

13,392

 

 

Home Record

25-16

3

Fri, 11/07/03

Lakers

W

3

0

5

1

18,550

1

 

All Record

41-41

4

Sat, 11/08/03

Chicago

L

3

1

5

2

13,173

 

 

Arena Capacity

17,200

5

Wed, 11/12/03

Utah

W

4

1

6

3

11,356

 

 

Max Attendance

705,200

6

Sat, 11/15/03

Portland

W

5

1

7

3

12,483

 

 

Paid Attendance

587,613

7

Fri, 11/21/03

Indiana

L

5

2

9

4

17,126

 

 

Avg Attendance

14,332

8

Wed, 11/26/03

Cleveland

W

6

2

11

5

16,410

 

 

Att % of Capacity

83.33%

9

Wed, 12/03/03

Orlando

W

7

2

13

6

13,757

 

 

Sellouts

5

10

Fri, 12/05/03

Houston

L

7

3

13

7

13,886

 

 

High Game

18,550

11

Mon, 12/08/03

Milwaukee

W

8

3

15

7

14,747

 

 

Low Game

11,036

12

Thu, 12/18/03

Sacramento

L

8

4

17

10

13,769

 

 

Games 18-19K

1

13

Sat, 12/20/03

Memphis

W

9

4

18

10

14,320

 

 

Games 17-18K

5

14

Fri, 12/26/03

Atlanta

W

10

4

19

11

15,390

 

 

Games 16-17K

1

15

Wed, 1/07/04

Washington

W

11

4

22

13

15,466

 

 

Games 15-16K

7

16

Fri, 1/09/04

San Antonio

L

11

5

22

14

17,740

2

 

Games 14-15K

10

17

Tue, 1/13/04

Minnesota

L

11

6

22

16

14,701

 

 

Games 13-14K

9

18

Thu, 1/15/04

Toronto

L

11

7

22

17

14,673

 

 

Games 12-13K

4

19

Sat, 1/17/04

Orlando

W

12

7

23

17

15,428

 

 

Games 11-12K

4

20

Mon, 1/12/04

Philadelphia

L

12

8

23

19

12,066

 

 

NBA Rank

29 of 30

21

Fri, 1/23/04

Denver

W

13

8

24

19

14,181

 

 

 

 

22

Wed, 1/28/04

Milwaukee

W

14

8

26

19

14,007

 

 

Playoffs

23

Sat, 1/31/04

Miami

L

14

9

26

21

15,476

 

 

Home Record

3-0

24

Mon, 2/02/04

New Jersey

L

14

10

26

22

12,107

 

 

All Record

3-4

25

Fri, 2/06/04

Dallas

L

14

11

26

23

12,274

 

 

Avg Attendance

15,852

26

Fri, 2/06/04

Detroit

W

15

11

27

23

14,016

 

 

Sellouts

1 of 3

27

Wed, 2/11/04

New York

W

16

11

28

24

11,088

 

 

 

 

28

Wed, 2/18/04

Washington

W

17

11

30

24

11,042

 

 

Source data is from ESPN

29

Thu, 2/26/04

Clippers

W

18

11

31

26

13,148

 

 

website and box scores

30

Fri, 2/27/04

Indiana

W

19

11

32

26

17,218

3

 

accessed at ESPN’s website

31

Mon, 3/01/04

Chicago

W

20

11

33

28

14,071

 

 

 

32

Fri, 3/05/04

Cleveland

L

20

12

33

29

17,795

4

 

 

33

Wed, 3/10/04

Miami

W

21

12

34

30

11,036

 

 

 

 

34

Sat, 3/13/04

Golden State

W

22

12

35

31

13,181

 

 

Arena Capacity is based on

35

Wed, 3/17/04

Philadelphia

W

23

12

36

32

15,049

 

 

ESPN statements

36

Fri, 3/19/04

Seattle

L

23

13

36

33

13,186

 

 

 

 

37

Sun, 3/21/04

Toronto

L

23

14

36

34

14,307

 

 

 

 

38

Tue, 3/23/04

Detroit

W

24

14

37

34

14,377

 

 

 

 

39

Fri, 3/26/04

Phoenix

L

24

15

37

36

13,108

 

 

 

 

40

Fri, 4/09/04

Boston

W

25

15

39

40

15,652

 

 

 

 

41

Mon, 4/12/04

New York

L

25

16

40

41

17,619

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playoffs

Home

All

Att.

Sellout

 

 

 

1

Sat, 4/24/04

Miami

W

1

0

1

2

14,251

No

 

 

 

2

Tue, 4/27/04

Miami

W

2

0

2

2

16,009

No

 

 

 

3

Sun, 5/02/04

Miami

W

3

0

3

3

17,297

Yes

 

 

 


New Orleans Home Games 2004-2005

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Regular Season

Result & Record

Attendance

 

 

 

 

Date

Opponent

W

Home

All

Games

Sellout

 

SUMMARY

1

Wed, 11/03/04

Dallas

L

0

1

0

1

17,682

1

 

Regular Season

2

Fri, 11/05/04

Orlando

L

0

2

0

2

14,218

 

 

Home Record

11-30

3

Sat, 11/06/04

Lakers

L

0

3

0

3

17,202

2

 

All Record

18-64

4

Fri, 11/12/04

Atlanta

L

0

4

0

5

12,069

 

 

Arena Capacity

17,200

5

Wed, 11/17/04

Phoenix

L

0

5

0

7

11,359

 

 

Max Attendance

705,200

6

Sat, 11/20/04

Minnesota

L

0

6

0

8

15,632

 

 

Paid Attendance

583,070

7

Wed, 12/01/04

Sacramento

L

0

7

1

13

12,133

 

 

Avg Attendance

14,221

8

Sat, 12/04/04

Detroit

L

0

8

1

14

14,910

 

 

Att % of Capacity

82.68%

9

Wed, 12/08/04

New York

L

0

9

1

16

12,542

 

 

Sellouts

3

10

Wed, 12/15/04

Golden State

W

1

9

2

19

13,641

 

 

High Game

18,582

11

Fri, 12/17/04

San Antonio

L

1

10

2

20

13,071

 

 

Low Game

10,638

12

Wed, 12/29/04

Phoenix

L

1

11

2

26

16,905

 

 

Games 18-19K

1

13

Wed, 1/05/05

Chicago

L

1

12

2

28

13,369

 

 

Games 17-18K

3

14

Sat, 1/08/05

Sacramento

W

2

12

3

29

14,635

 

 

Games 16-17K

3

15

Fri, 1/14/05

Portland

W

3

12

5

30

12,417

 

 

Games 15-16K

7

16

Wed, 1/19/05

Indiana

W

4

12

6

32

12,190

 

 

Games 14-15K

10

17

Sat, 1/22/05

Clippers

W

5

12

7

32

14,123

 

 

Games 13-14K

5

18

Wed, 1/26/05

Houston

L

5

13

7

34

15,249

 

 

Games 12-13K

6

19

Fri, 1/28/05

Philadelphia

W

6

13

8

34

15,322

 

 

Games 11-12K

5

20

Mon, 1/31/05

Memphis

L

6

14

8

36

11,610

 

 

Games 10-11K

1

21

Wed, 2/02/05

Dallas

L

6

15

8

37

11,094

 

 

NBA Rank

30 of 30

22

Fri, 2/11/05

Golden State

L

6

16

10

40

15,760

 

 

 

 

23

Mon, 2/14/05

Washington

W

7

16

11

41

11,687

 

 

Source data is from ESPN

24

Wed, 2/16/05

San Antonio

L

7

17

11

42

13,105

 

 

website and box scores

25

Wed, 2/23/05

Seattle

L

7

18

11

43

12,771

 

 

accessed at ESPN’s website

26

Sun, 2/27/05

Denver

L

7

19

11

44

14,548

 

 

 

27

Wed, 3/02/05

Charlotte

W

8

19

12

45

14,517

 

 

 

28

Fri, 3/04/05

Utah

W

9

19

13

45

14,681

 

 

 

 

29

Sun, 3/06/05

Toronto

L

9

20

13

46

10,638

 

 

Arena Capacity is based on

30

Wed, 3/09/05

New Jersey

L

9

21

13

47

11,569

 

 

ESPN statements

31

Sat, 3/12/05

Milwaukee

W

10

21

14

47

14,899

 

 

 

 

32

Wed, 3/16/05

Memphis

L

10

22

14

49

14,164

 

 

 

 

33

Sat, 3/19/05

Boston

W

11

22

15

50

17,059

 

 

 

 

34

Fri, 3/25/05

Houston

L

11

23

15

53

15,847

 

 

 

 

35

Mon, 3/28/05

Cleveland

L

11

24

16

54

16,118

 

 

 

 

36

Sat, 4/02/05

Miami

L

11

25

17

55

18,582

3

 

 

 

37

Tue, 4/05/05

Denver

L

11

26

18

56

14,654

 

 

 

 

38

Fri, 4/08/05

Utah

L

11

27

18

57

13,860

 

 

 

 

39

Wed, 4/20/05

Portland

L

11

28

18

58

16,022

 

 

 

 

40

Mon, 4/18/05

Minnesota

L

11

29

18

63

15,234

 

 

 

 

41

Wed, 4/20/05

Clippers

L

11

30

18

64

15,982

 

 

 

 


Oklahoma City Home Games 2005-2006

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Regular Season

Result & Record

Attendance

 

 

 

 

Date

Opponent

W

Home

All

Game

Sellout

 

SUMMARY

1

Tue, 11/01/05

Sacramento

W

1

0

1

0

19,163

1

 

Regular Season

2

Wed, 11/09/05

Orlando

L

1

1

2

2

18,508

 

 

Home Record

22-14

3

Sat, 11/12/05

Dallas

L

1

2

2

3

19,163

2

 

All Record

38-44

4

Wed, 11/16/05

Denver

L

1

3

2

5

18,442

 

 

Arena Capacity

19,163

5

Fri, 11/18/05

Atlanta

W

2

3

3

5

17,554

 

 

Max Attendance

689,868

6

Wed, 11/23/05

Minnesota

W

3

3

5

6

19,163

3

 

Paid Attendance

673,844

7

Fri, 12/02/05

Philadelphia

W

4

3

8

7

19,163

4

 

Avg Attendance

18,718

8

Wed, 12/07/05

Boston

L

4

4

8

10

18,753

 

 

Att % of Capacity

97.68%

9

Wed, 12/14/05

Clippers

W

5

4

10

12

17,490

 

 

Sellouts

18

10

Sun, 12/18/05

San Antonio

W

6

4

11

13

19,297

5

 

High Game

19,344

11

Wed, 12/28/05

Houston

W

7

4

12

15

19,205

6

 

Low Game

14,554

12

Sat, 12/31/05

Dallas

L

7

5

12

17

19,170

7

 

Games 19-20K

19

13

Mon, 1/02/06

Charlotte

W

8

5

13

17

17,683

 

 

Games 18-19K

13

14

Wed, 1/04/06

Miami

W

9

5

14

17

19,326

8

 

Games 17-18K

3

15

Fri, 1/06/06

Portland

W

10

5

15

17

18,995

 

 

Games 16-17K

0

16

Tue, 1/10/06

Detroit

L

10

6

15

19

19,260

9

 

Games 15-16K

0

17

Wed, 1/18/06

Memphis

W

11

6

19

19

14,554

 

 

Games 14-15K

1

18

Wed, 1/25/06

San Antonio

L

11

7

20

22

19,289

10

 

Games 13-14K

0

19

Mon, 1/30/06

Milwaukee

W

12

7

22

22

18,197

 

 

Games 12-13K

0

20

Wed, 2/01/06

Chicago

W

13

7

23

22

19,163

11

 

Games 11-12K

0

21

Sat, 2/04/06

Lakers

W

14

7

24

22

19,344

12

 

Games 10-11K

0

22

Wed, 2/08/06

Seattle

W

15

7

25

23

18,807

 

 

NBA Rank

9 of 30

23

Fri, 2/10/06

New York

W

16

7

26

23

19,163

13

 

 

24

Mon, 2/13/06

Washington

W

17

7

28

23

18,678

 

 

Extrapolated to 41 Games

25

Wed, 2/15/06

Portland

W

18

7

29

23

19,051

 

 

Max Attendance

785,683

26

Wed, 2/22/06

Utah

L

18

8

29

25

18,368

 

 

Paid Attendance

767,434

27

Mon, 3/06/06

Phoenix

L

18

9

31

28

19,207

14

 

Avg Attendance

18,718

28

Fri, 3/10/06

Indiana

L

18

10

31

30

18,506

 

 

Att % of Capacity

97.68%

29

Sun, 3/12/06

New Jersey

L

18

11

31

31

19,198

15

 

Sellouts

18

30

Thu, 3/23/06

Houston

L

18

12

32

34

19,163

16

 

High Game

19,344

31

Fri, 3/31/06

Memphis

W

19

12

34

37

18,817

 

 

Low Game

14,554

32

Wed, 4/05/06

Golden State

W

20

12

36

38

18,169

 

 

Games 19-20K

19

33

Fri, 4/07/06

Toronto

W

21

12

37

38

18,854

 

 

Games 18-19K

18

34

Mon, 4/10/06

Cleveland

L

21

13

37

40

19,187

17

 

Games 17-18K

3

35

Wed, 4/12/06

Seattle

W

22

13

38

40

18,607

 

 

Games 16-17K

0

36

Mon, 4/24/06

Utah

L

22

14

38

44

19,187

18

 

Games 15-16K

0

37

 Hypothetical Game Based On Season Average

18,718

 

 

Games 14-15K

1

38

 Hypothetical Game Based On Season Average

18,718

 

 

Games 13-14K

0

39

 Hypothetical Game Based On Season Average

18,718

 

 

Games 12-13K

0

40

 Hypothetical Game Based On Season Average

18,718

 

 

Games 11-12K

0

41

 Hypothetical Game Based On Season Average

18,718

 

 

Games 10-11K

0