ATLANTA (April 7, 2013) Fans that attended last night’s Final Four semifinal action inside the Georgia Dome set a new attendance record for basketball, with 75,350 fans filling the Dome. The previous record for a basketball game was 62,046 set on March 27, 1998 as the Atlanta Hawks hosted the Chicago Bulls in one of Michael Jordan’s final games.
The NCAA record for Final Four attendance is 75,421 set at the semifinal games of the Houston Final Four in 2011.
Last night’s Final Four semifinal games also ranked fourth among all Georgia Dome sporting events hosted.
Georgia Dome Attendance Records (Announced):
75,892 – 2009 SEC Championship Game
75,802 – 2010 SEC Championship Game
75,406 – 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl
75,350 – 2013 Final Four Semifinal Game
75,125 – 2002 Chick-fil-A Bowl