Spartans Men's Basketball Rank in Nations Top-10 in Attendance
Jul 6, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The University of Dubuque men's basketball program ended the 2014-15 season ranked #10 in NCAA Division III home attendance with an average of 1,070 for the Spartans 10 home games. The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) ranked fifth among the nations conferences in attendance with 54,861 for an average of 603 per game.
The Spartans finished the season with a record 23 victories, the best in school history. UD earned the automatic berth into the 2015 NCAA Division III National Championships after winning the IIAC Tournament. The Spartans spent the better part of the season on the road and won tournaments in Minnesota and Colorado, but lost in the first round of the NCAA National Championships at the UW-Stevens Point Regional, UW-SP would continue on to won the national Championship.
“NCAA college basketball attendance remains remarkably consistent across the country and all three NCAA divisions, as fans and alumni support their favorite teams from the largest arenas to the smallest gyms,” said Dan Gavitt, NCAA vice president for men’s basketball championships. “NCAA Division I games were attended by over 27 million fans for the ninth consecutive year, and March Madness was experienced by the third highest fan attendance in history for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.”
UD Stoltz Sports Center has been under construction since the end of the basketball season and will be adding close to 400 additional seats in a soon-to-be-opened student section behind the visitors backboard for the 2015-16 season on the south end of Jon Davison Court.
NCAA Division III
Rank School Home Games (Attendance)
1. Hope - 12 (27,972)
2. Wooster - 15 (24,298)
3. Augustana (IL) - 15 (21,896)
4. Calvin - 13 (18,910)
5. UW-Stevens Point - 16 (22,989)
6. Illinois Wesleyan - 10 (13,250)
7. Marietta - 17 (20,742)
8. Rhodes - 17 (20,032)
9. Franklin & Marshall - 14 (15,925)
10. Dubuque - 10 (10,699)