New York records smallest home crowd since 2006
The Knicks announced that the crowd of people in attendance for Wednesday’s game against the Utah Jazz was just 16,588, which means more than 3,200 people did not show up for the game that the Jazz won 112-104. The Garden hasn’t seen a crowd for a Knicks game that small since December 13th, 2006, when just 15,895 people showed up for a victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
The arena can hold up to 19,812 people, so the venue was only 84% full. ESPN is reporting that one in every six seats in the arena were empty last night.
This record-low attendance mark comes just two days after Spike Lee announced he will no longer be attending Knicks’ home games this season. New York is currently 19-43 on the year and are expected to miss the playoffs for the seventh straight season.