The WNBA’s growing popularity has been evident through the uptick in attendance across the league this year compared with the same stage of the 2022 season. The competition is set to achieve its highest average attendance since 2018.
WNBA attendance is up 27 percent this season while viewership for nationally-televised games is up 67 percent over last year across ABC, CBS, ESPN, and ESPN2.
These numbers are huge for the continued growth of the league and now we are starting to get talks of a possible new team in the league.
According to Front Office Sports, eight notable cities are under consideration for expansion:
The league made a great choice when putting a franchise in Las Vegas, and now they are looking to capitalize on it for another city that is starving to see women’s professional sports.
The Las Vegas Aces rank third in the WNBA in attendance so far this season, putting them close to traditional league leaders Seattle and Phoenix.
Not to mention, adding another team means more roster spots for the ladies who are finding it hard to stay in the league because of the lack of teams available.
This current year has three teams with less than 10 losses as the playoffs get closer. It should also be noted that only five teams have winning records, with the bottom three teams all having just seven victories.
Even with some bad play and teams, the league continues to grow. Hopefully, the league will be able to one day become profitable and things will truly change for the better.
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