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NCAA finally released their average attendance report for last season. Some notable things CSUB had the 13th best average increase in attendance jumping up 1,000 fans. I expect that trend to continue this year. Another notable thing is that the WAC finished 13th overall in average conference attendance with about 3,000 people per game. Great thing to see. Those numbers did not include GCU as the NCAA separated them as still reclassifying. Here's all the WAC teams attendance.

Grand Canyon- 6,817 average
New Mexico State- 4,886 average
Utah Valley- 2,939 average (Not sure if I'm the only one but this number seems WAY too high)
CSUB- 2,685 average
Seattle U- 1,404 average
UMKC- 1,334 average
UTRGV- 1,303 average
Chicago State- 1,046 average (number also seems generous)

Link to study below

http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_basketba...d/2017.pdf
08-08-2017 04:23 PM
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(08-08-2017 04:23 PM)Clarity Wrote:  NCAA finally released their average attendance report for last season. Some notable things CSUB had the 13th best average increase in attendance jumping up 1,000 fans. I expect that trend to continue this year. Another notable thing is that the WAC finished 13th overall in average conference attendance with about 3,000 people per game. Great thing to see. Those numbers did not include GCU as the NCAA separated them as still reclassifying. Here's all the WAC teams attendance.

Grand Canyon- 6,817 average
New Mexico State- 4,886 average
Utah Valley- 2,939 average (Not sure if I'm the only one but this number seems WAY too high)
CSUB- 2,685 average
Seattle U- 1,404 average
UMKC- 1,334 average
UTRGV- 1,303 average
Chicago State- 1,046 average (number also seems generous)

Link to study below

http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_basketba...d/2017.pdf
With expected attendance improvements across the board and GCU's numbers added in next year, the WAC should be able to move up a few more notches on the average attendance list. Thanks for sharing this Clarity.
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RE: 2016-17 WAC Men's Basketball Attendance Numbers
Under 1,000 for Cal Baptist. Hopefully an upturn is coming.
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RE: 2016-17 WAC Men's Basketball Attendance Numbers
(08-08-2017 04:23 PM)Clarity Wrote:  NCAA finally released their average attendance report for last season. Some notable things CSUB had the 13th best average increase in attendance jumping up 1,000 fans. I expect that trend to continue this year. Another notable thing is that the WAC finished 13th overall in average conference attendance with about 3,000 people per game. Great thing to see. Those numbers did not include GCU as the NCAA separated them as still reclassifying. Here's all the WAC teams attendance.

Grand Canyon- 6,817 average
New Mexico State- 4,886 average
Utah Valley- 2,939 average (Not sure if I'm the only one but this number seems WAY too high)
CSUB- 2,685 average
Seattle U- 1,404 average
UMKC- 1,334 average
UTRGV- 1,303 average
Chicago State- 1,046 average (number also seems generous)

Link to study below

http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_basketba...d/2017.pdf

Keep in mind, UVU supposedly drew 6,117 in their first game against Idaho State. That one game bumped the rest of UVU's average attendance up by slightly 240 per game. The rest of UVU's games, they averaged 2,675.

It will be interesting to see if Jans can tap into the Aggie support better than Weir did in his one season. Weir had a highly successful season but Aggies fans didn't come in the numbers he expected. However, it was still a slight uptick from what Menzies' did in his final season. Rome wasn't built in a day. And, apathy in Southern New Mexico set in in Menzies nine seasons. Menzies' affable, laid back, nature never rallied Aggie support.
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I just think their numbers are way off in general. None of them sound right. When CSUB played them there couldn't have been more then 200 people there. The replay of the game is still on the WACDN.
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(08-08-2017 05:59 PM)Clarity Wrote:  I just think their numbers are way off in general. None of them sound right. When CSUB played them there couldn't have been more then 200 people there. The replay of the game is still on the WACDN.

NCAA goes off of numbers provided by schools. Schools are known for inflating attendance numbers. Which are usually tickets sold and not butts in seats.
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We're one of the few conferences with lower average attendance for the tournament than the regular season. We should go with the suggestion someone posted here to hold the tournament at the winner of the previous regular season.
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(08-08-2017 07:31 PM)edinburger Wrote:  We're one of the few conferences with lower average attendance for the tournament than the regular season. We should go with the suggestion someone posted here to hold the tournament at the winner of the previous regular season.

The WAC tournament attendance should bump up some with the addition of GCU to the tournament. And, the addition of Cal Baptist should help out a little once they are eligible.

At this point, only NMSU and GCU could guaranty a packed house for the WAC tournament if it was moved to school sites.
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(08-08-2017 05:48 PM)DoubleRSU Wrote:  Under 1,000 for Cal Baptist. Hopefully an upturn is coming.
But the Cal Baptist number was above the d2 average. Plus I do believe they play in a really small gym.
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RE: 2016-17 WAC Men's Basketball Attendance Numbers
(08-08-2017 05:48 PM)DoubleRSU Wrote:  Under 1,000 for Cal Baptist. Hopefully an upturn is coming.

Cal Baptist played in a gym that held 987, so they would be expected to average under 1,000. They are moving into their 5,200 seat arena this season. They will be just fine.

The WAC actually averaged 3,467 in attentandace last season. GCU's total is not included in the current conference rankings, but will be next season. UVU had three games of more than 6,000 in attendance and a fourth game that went over 5,000. They should average between 3,000 to 4,000.

Seattle has underperformed. UTRGV will be in their new arena by 2018. NMSU can do much better. Cal Baptist should do well in the WAC (3,000+). The league could get to an average of 4,000 per game by 2018, which would pass the WCC based on their numbers from this season.
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