Found September 11, 2013 on Orlando Magic Daily:
WazariBlog.com Attendance inflation is normal in sports. The listed or announced attendance is usually much higher than the actual number of people that attend a game. Again, this is not news. Teams inflate these numbers to make themselves look better and to tout them to season ticketholders, city council, anyone who will listen. The number of tickets the team sells are often more than the number of people who actually show up for the games. Inflation is normal. After the Orlando Sentinel reported that Orlando City Soccer reported attendance numbers that were higher than the actual gate number the City of Orlando took from the turnstile, WFTV Channel 9 reports the Magic too inflated their attendance numbers from the attendance taken at the gate. By a lot. According to the Orlando Magic more than 720,000 fans attended games at the Amway Center during the 2012-13 regular season. But the actual number was lower. Much lower. About 22.3 percent lower. ...
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