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Baseball Among National Attendance Leaders

Baylor is one of only eight schools nationally to average at least 2,700 fans per game every season since 2000.

Baylor is one of only eight schools nationally to average at least 2,700 fans per game every season since 2000.

Nov. 12, 2007

WACO, Texas -- Baylor baseball ranked 16th nationally in average attendance and 17th nationally in total attendance during the 2007 season, according to figures released recently by the NCAA. This marks the ninth consecutive season Baylor has ranked in the national top 20. Baylor drew 101,791 fans in 32 home dates during the 2007 season.

 

In its ninth season, Baylor Ballpark welcomed the largest regular-season attendance total in Baylor history and the second-largest overall season total in school history last year. Baylor is one of only 11 schools nationally to draw at least 80,000 fans each season since 2000, joining Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Hawai'i, LSU, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Texas, Texas A&M and Wichita State.

 


 

 

The Bears' 2007 per-game average (3,180) also was a school record, eclipsing the previous mark set in 2001 (3,057). Baylor is one of only eight schools nationally to average at least 2,700 fans each season since 2000, joining Alabama, LSU, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Texas, Texas A&M and Wichita State.

 

For the first time in 12 years, LSU did not lead the nation in average attendance. Instead, Arkansas led the nation with a 8,089 per-game average, 759 fans per game more than second-place LSU. However, LSU did lead the nation in total attendance at 256,537. In 2001, only six schools averaged at least 3,000 fans per game; 17 schools reached that plateau in 2007.

 

Baylor was 23-10 at home in 2007; the Bears have won at least 20 home games in each of Baylor Ballpark's nine seasons.

 

The Bears open the 2008 season Feb. 22-24, hosting Purdue for a three-game series at Baylor Ballpark.

 

 

2007 NCAA DIVISION I ATTENDANCE LEADERS

 

AVERAGE ATTENDANCE

        Team                             Dates           Total        Average

1.     Arkansas                       31            250,759        8,089

2.     LSU                                35            256,537        7,330

3.     Mississippi State          32            217,438        6,795

4.     South Carolina             32            159,545        4,986

5.     Mississippi                    35            173,523        4,958

6.     Clemson                       34            163,537        4,810

7.     Texas                            43            203,449        4,731

8.     Florida State                 41            183,481        4,475

9.     Alabama                       35            156,379        4,468

10.  Wichita State                42            178,801        4,257

11.  Nebraska                     24               99,320        4,138

12.  Texas A&M                  42            163,841        3,901

13.  Rice                                39            150,849        3,868

14.  Southern Miss              29               96,037        3,312

15.  Florida                           33            106,956        3,241

16.  BAYLOR                       37            101,791        3,180

17.  Arizona State                32            116,205        3,141

18.  East Carolina               42            123,213        3,095

19.  Tulane                           37            103,070        2,786

20.  Hawai'i                          33               88,978        2,696

 

TOTAL ATTENDANCE

        Team                             Dates     Average               Total

1.     LSU                                35           7,330               256,537

2.     Arkansas                       31           8,089               250,759

3.     Mississppi State           32           6,795               217,438

4.     Texas                            43           4,731               203,449

5.     Florida State                 41           4,475               183,481

6.     Wichita State                42           4,257               178,801

7.     Mississippi                    35           4,958               173,523

8.     Texas A&M                  42           3,901               163,841

9.     Clemson                       34           4,810               163,537

10.  South Carolina             32           4,986               159,545

11.  Alabama                       35           4,468               156,379

12.  Rice                                39           3,868               150,849

13.  East Carolina               42           2,934               123,213

14.  Arizona State                37           3,141               116,205

15.  Florida                           33           3,241               106,956

16.  Tulane                           37           2,786               103,070

17.  BAYLOR                       32           3,180               101,791

18.  Nebraska                     24           4,138                 99,320

19.  Southern Miss              29           3,312                 96,037

20.  Auburn                           35           2,564                 89,732

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