Here are some unofficial attendance estimates for the Rainmen’s first season. I drew on the numbers from box scores, media estimates and in one case (March 14) my own guess.
|Per game average||1817.5|
I suspect that there were roughly 200 season ticket holders.
No one (outside the front office) is quite sure how many fans per game paid, nor how many fans per game were needed to break even. Two break even estimates appeared in papers before the season: early reports had Livingston saying it was about 2000 fans, later he was quoted as saying 4 000 fans.
Either way it is safe to say that the team is in the red as they lost a major sponsor whe The Daily News shut down, and had much higher than anticipated costs as they had to fly teams in to fill the schedule.
For comparative purposes you can find the average attendance numbers in the NBA-D League here. Halifax would be near the bottom of those numbers, but we can assume that there would be a significant boost in attendance if the Rainmen were i a real league, not the ABA… particularly one with the instant credibility that the NBA name lends to a team. *sigh* one can dream.