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Baylor Among National Attendance Leaders

Baylor averaged 3,013 fans per game in 2006, second nationally among private institutions.

Baylor averaged 3,013 fans per game in 2006, second nationally among private institutions.

Nov. 7, 2006

WACO, Texas -- Baylor baseball ranked 16th nationally in average home attendance and 18th nationally in total home attendance during the 2006 season, according to official numbers released by the NCAA. This marks the seventh consecutive season in which Baylor has ranked 21st or better nationally in both average and total attendance.

 

In 32 home dates, Baylor drew a total attendance of 96,427 to top the 90,000-plateau for the third consecutive season and the fifth time in Baylor Ballpark's seven full seasons. The Bears' per-game average of 3,013 ranked third in school history as Baylor averaged 3,000-plus fans per game for the third time in the last four seasons. Baylor has ranked 19th or better in each of the facility's seven full seasons, including five seasons of 16th or better.

 

Baylor was the fourth highest-ranked Big 12 school in both average attendance and total attendance behind only Texas (5,380, 4th; 161,392, 8th), Nebraska (5,092, 5th; 122,216, 14th) and Texas A&M (4,478, 9th; 138,805; 10th). Baylor ranked second nationally in average attendance among private institutions, trailing only Rice (4,193; 11th).

 

Six of the top 21 schools in average attendance were in the state of Texas as Houston ranked 19th (2,733) and Texas Tech ranked 21st (2,606) to join Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M and Rice.

 

Louisiana State's Alex Box Stadium led the nation in average attendance for the 11th consecutive season as the Tigers averaged 7,320 over 36 dates.

 

In 2001, only six schools nationally averaged at least 3,000 fans per game. Five years later, 16 schools reached the 3,000 mark.

 

Baylor begins its 2007 season Feb. 9-11 at the Minute Maid Park College Classic in Houston. The Bears finished 37-26 last season, advancing to an NCAA Regional championship game for the fifth time in six seasons.

 

 

 

2006 NCAA Baseball Home Attendance Leaders

 

Division I

AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE

        Team                                     Dates     Total               Average

  1.   LSU                                        36           263,534         7,320

  2.   Arkansas                               28           199,450         7,123

  3.   Mississippi State                  28           193,703         6,918

  4.   Texas                                    30           161,392         5,380

  5.   Nebraska                             24           122,216         5,092

  6.   Mississippi                            36           174,756         4,854

  7.   Clemson                               39           184,946         4,742

  8.   Alabama                               38           173,450         4,564

  9.   Texas A&M                          31           138,805         4,478

10.  Florida State                         36           158,055         4,390

11.  Rice                                        43           180,306         4,193

12.  South Carolina                     35           133,652         3,819

13.  Wichita State                        35           131,279         3,751

14.  Florida                                   35           123,022         3,515

15.  Southern Mississippi          33           109,200         3,309

16.  BAYLOR                               32           96,427           3,013

17.  Tulane                                   37           106,862         2,888

18.  East Carolina                       36           102,475         2,847

19.  Houston                                 29           79,246           2,733

20.  Hawai'i                                  31           82,744           2,669

 

Other Big 12, Texas and private institutions in the top 50

21.  Texas Tech                          31           80,786           2,606

22.  Notre Dame                          23           57,624           2,505

25.  Creighton                              18           42,197           2,344

31.  Stanford                                28           51,366           1,835

32.  Miami, Fla.                            33           60,017           1,819

38.  TCU                                        26           40,158           1,545

39.  Vanderbilt                             34           51,428           1,513

40.  Citadel                                   37           53,320           1,441

41.  Oklahoma State                  29           40,830           1,408

42.  Stetson                                  31           40,602           1,310

43.  Brigham Young                    20           26,058           1,303

46.  Oklahoma                             31           39,947           1,289

 

 

TOTAL Home Attendance

        Team                                     Dates     Attendance

  1.   LSU                                        36           263,534

  2.   Arkansas                               28           199,450

  3.   Mississippi State                  28           193,703

  4.   Clemson                               39           184,946

  5.   Rice                                        43           180,306

  6.   Mississippi                            36           174,756

  7.   Alabama                               38           173,450

  8.   Texas                                    30           161,392

  9.   Florida State                         36           158,055

10.  Texas A&M                          31           138,805

11.  South Carolina                     35           133,652

12.  Wichita State                        35           131,279

13.  Florida                                   35           123,022

14.  Nebraska                             24           122,216

15.  Southern Mississippi          33           109,200

16.  Tulane                                   37           106,862

17.  East Carolina                       36           102,475

18.  Baylor                                    32           96,427

19.  Hawai'i                                  31           82,744

20.  Texas Tech                          31           80,786

 

Other Big 12, Texas and private institutions in the top 50

23.  Houston                                 29           79,246

29.  Miami, Fla.                            33           60,017

31.  Notre Dame                          23           57,624

33.  Citadel                                   37           53,320

36.  Vanderbilt                             34           51,428

37.  Stanford                                28           51,366

39.  Creighton                              18           42,197

40.  Oklahoma State                  29           40,830

42.  Stetson                                  31           40,602

43.  TCU                                        26           40,158

44.  Oklahoma                             31           39,947


 

 

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