Indiana ranks 8th nationally in attendance for 2014-2015 season

  • 07/06/2015 1:20 pm in

Indiana men’s basketball finished eighth nationally in attendance during the 2014-2015 season according to numbers released Monday by the NCAA.

The Hoosiers drew an average of 16,288 fans per game over 19 games at Assembly Hall for a total of 309,477. That number was second in the Big Ten behind Wisconsin, which averaged 17,279 fans over 16 home dates.

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 39th consecutive season with an average gate of 12,781 fans, but the number was down 753 from the 2013-2014 season.

Charts with the top 25 schools for attendance for the 2014-2015 season as well as conference attendance are available below:



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  • Robert Golden

    Year-over-year % capacity change is -6.2% (I did the math).

  • wow, I didn’t realize Assembly Hall’s capacity was that much less than the top 4 schools on that list.

  • hoosier93

    Too bad we can’t get a newer and bigger place.

  • Hoosier Hall

    Creighton and BYU in the top 10??? That shocks me. Indiana is on a slight decline after 2 disappointing seasons but I think that will change this year.

  • Robert Golden

    Creighton fans love their beer at $8 a cup.

  • SCHoosier

    Is that based on tickets “sold.” or actual butts in the seats? Lot of vacant seats for a lot of home games last year..or at least that’s the way it looked on TV??

  • hoosier93

    Creightons place seats more than AH I’m pretty sure.

  • Banner#6

    Will the renovations increase AH’s capacity???

  • Robert Golden

    Also, we were 9th in % capacity, not too shabby.

  • GaHoosier

    Syracuse, Kentucky, and Louisville all play at multi-use facilities…which really increases their seating capacity!

    I used to work at the University of Kentucky Hospital and I attended 7
    games at Rupp Arena during my time there. Rupp Arena might hold more people,
    but Assembly Hall with 7000 less people…is still so much louder and a better environment to watch a game!!!

  • millzy32

    Nebraska has no pro teams so Creighton and even a bad Nebraska team drew very well. What else are you going to do out there?

  • TomJameson

    Creighton has a very loyal fan base. When they would come to play the Aces, they would bring a pretty large and vocal crowd.

  • Jeremy

    Rawle Alkins is meeting with the enemy today.

  • marcusgresham

    …and the clientele in Assembly Hall is a marked improvement.

  • marcusgresham

    Which enemy?

  • Jeremy


  • Bill Graham

    I thought cursing wasn’t allowed on ITH.

  • Bill Graham

    How in the world did a 14-19 Creighton team rank 6th in attendance?

  • Jeremy

    It was hard to type but I was answering a question about which enemy I referred to.

  • Sam

    the proper way to refer to ‘them’ as is pUKe. 🙂