Indiana ranks 7th nationally in attendance for 2015-2016 season

  • 06/08/2016 1:54 pm in

Indiana men’s basketball finished seventh nationally in attendance during the 2015-2016 season according to numbers released Wednesday by the NCAA.

The Hoosiers drew an average of 17,106 fans per game over 17 games at Assembly Hall for a total of 290,809. That number was third in the Big Ten behind Maryland, which averaged 17,863 fans over 17 home games and Wisconsin, which averaged 17,287 fans over 18 home dates.

Indiana averaged 16,288 fans per game during the 2014-2015 season, which ranked eighth nationally.

Assembly Hall’s capacity is 17,472.

Indiana finished fifth nationally in attendance for the 2012-2013 season with an average of 17,412 fans per game and sixth in 2013-2014 with an average attendance of 17,359.

The Big Ten led the country in attendance for the 40th consecutive season with an average gate of 12,555 fans.

Charts with the top 25 schools for attendance for the 2015-2016 season as well as conference attendance are available below:

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  • Hoosier89

    How does Wisconsin average more than the Kohl Center’s capacity?

  • Zora Clevenger

    How does Illinois get ANYONE to show up?

  • GaHoosier

    Because Wisconsin can count the refs!

  • sarge

    Haha, that is a great comment! I would give 100 upvotes based off our experience there this year if I could.

  • sarge

    They hand out anti-depressants to the good folks of Champagne-Urbana. They don’t even know how they showed up.

  • Zora Clevenger

    I’m guessing they count tickets in Champaign the same way they count votes in Chicago. Very creatively.

  • Bill Graham

    Kansas is over capacity by 136!!!

  • Bill Graham

    Once again amazing cover pic Alex!

  • TomJameson

    If IU had the seats, they would fill them to near capacity. So, if they had a 26,000 seat capacity stadium, IU would be #1 in attendance consistently.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    exactly. notice dook wasn’t on that list at all?

  • Gregory Spera

    It would be interesting to know how much more the Big Ten Conference’s average attendance would go up if you just removed Rutger’s pitiful 4,653 a game from the equation. An embarrassment.

  • GaHoosier

    Thanks!

    Always painful to play in the Kohl center.