Gonzaga Hoops Attendance Tops WCC

April 1, 2005

SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University's men's and women's basketball teams led the West Coast Conference in attendance this season, the first year for the Bulldogs in the new McCarthey Athletic Center.

The Bulldog men averaged 5,994 fans for 13 home games, better than double the University of San Francisco's average of 2,985 fans for 16 home games which was second behind Gonzaga. The Bulldogs played in front of a sellout crowd of 6,000 for 12 of the 13 home games this season and averaged a sellout of 6,000 fans for all seven WCC home games.

The Gonzaga women averaged 1,817 for 14 home dates, well ahead of the 696 of USF for 15 home contests. In WCC play the Bulldogs averaged 2,021 fans, including a WCC and Gonzaga record 5,825 fans for the regular-season finale against the University of Portland. Gonzaga also drew 3,603 fans for its WNIT first-round home game against Brigham Young University and had 3,035 fans come through the turnstiles for its game against Loyola Marymount University. LMU was second behind the Bulldogs in WCC games only with an average of 688.

"We're pleased with the turnout of our fans, especially on the women's side," Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth said. "Both teams are putting an exciting product on the court. Men's tickets have been hard to come by for several years, and we see nothing but continued growth for our women's attendance."

Roth said season ticket renewal letters will be mailed to men's and women's season ticket holders in the weeks ahead. Roth said there is a waiting list for men's season tickets, but the general public can sign up for 2005-06 women's season tickets by going to the Gonzaga web site at http://www.gonzagaarena.com/t&d/wwaitinglist.aspx.

The following is the breakdown of WCC men's and women's basketball attendance for the 2005 season based on attendance reported to the WCC. Teams are listed in alphabetical order.

WOMEN'S ATTENDANCE ALL GAMES

Team | HOME GAMES Avg | AWAY GAMES Avg | NEUT GAMES Avg | ALL GAMES Avg | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gonzaga | 14-25442 1817 | 14-26414 1887 | 4-11716 2929 | 32-63572 1987 | Loyola Marymount | 12-8150 679 | 14-9753 697 | 3-77 26 | 29-17980 620 | Pepperdine | 12-4294 358 | 12-24051 2004 | 5-1195 239 | 29-29540 1019 | Portland | 13-3811 293 | 14-18067 1290 | 1-411 411 | 28-22289 796 | Saint Mary's | 14-8166 583 | 13-8871 682 | 1-663 663 | 28-17700 632 | San Diego | 12-5973 498 | 14-21845 1560 | 2-0 0 | 28-27818 994 | San Francisco | 15-10446 696 | 13-15910 1224 | 0-0 0 | 28-26356 941 | Santa Clara | 17-9807 577 | 11-12514 1138 | 3-2798 933 | 31-25119 810 | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Totals | 109-76089 698 | 105-137425 1309 | 19-16860 887 | 177-191026 1079 |

WOMEN'S ATTENDANCE WCC GAMES ONLY
Team | HOME GAMES Avg | AWAY GAMES Avg | NEUT GAMES Avg | ALL GAMES Avg | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gonzaga | 7-14147 2021 | 7-3677 525 | 0-0 0 | 14-17824 1273 | Loyola Marymount | 7-4816 688 | 7-6374 911 | 0-0 0 | 14-11190 799 | Pepperdine | 7-2814 402 | 7-4335 619 | 0-0 0 | 14-7149 511 | Portland | 7-2375 339 | 7-9247 1321 | 0-0 0 | 14-11622 830 | Saint Mary's | 7-4480 640 | 7-3094 442 | 0-0 0 | 14-7574 541 | San Diego | 7-2904 415 | 7-5145 735 | 0-0 0 | 14-8049 575 | San Francisco | 7-3686 527 | 7-3728 533 | 0-0 0 | 14-7414 530 | Santa Clara | 7-4126 589 | 7-3748 535 | 0-0 0 | 14-7874 562 | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Totals | 56-39348 703 | 56-39348 703 | 0-0 0 | 56-39348 703 |

MEN'S ATTENDANCE ALL GAMES
Team | HOME GAMES Avg | AWAY GAMES Avg | NEUT GAMES Avg | ALL GAMES Avg | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gonzaga | 13-77917 5994 | 9-53630 5959 | 9-102555 11395 | 31-234102 7552 | Loyola Marymount | 12-25819 2152 | 14-48306 3450 | 2-7124 3562 | 28-81249 2902 | Pepperdine | 12-25652 2138 | 11-50192 4563 | 8-0 0 | 31-75844 2447 | Portland | 13-24237 1864 | 13-34114 2624 | 4-12212 3053 | 30-70563 2352 | Saint Mary's | 16-32271 2017 | 13-66674 5129 | 5-23067 4613 | 34-122012 3589 | San Diego | 14-22894 1635 | 12-47401 3950 | 3-0 0 | 29-70295 2424 | San Francisco | 16-47764 2985 | 13-44791 3445 | 2-16813 8406 | 31-109368 3528 | Santa Clara | 15-39880 2659 | 13-60759 4674 | 3-36066 12022 | 31-136705 4410 | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Totals | 111-296434 2671 | 98-405867 4142 | 36-197837 5495 | 189-728302 3853 |

MEN'S ATTENDANCE WCC GAMES ONLY
Team | HOME GAMES Avg | AWAY GAMES Avg | NEUT GAMES Avg | ALL GAMES Avg | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gonzaga | 7-42000 6000 | 7-30804 4401 | 0-0 0 | 14-72804 5200 | Loyola Marymount | 7-16545 2364 | 7-19147 2735 | 0-0 0 | 14-35692 2549 | Pepperdine | 7-16135 2305 | 7-22991 3284 | 0-0 0 | 14-39126 2795 | Portland | 6-14828 2471 | 7-16044 2292 | 0-0 0 | 13-30872 2375 | Saint Mary's | 7-18889 2698 | 6-21558 3593 | 0-0 0 | 13-40447 3111 | San Diego | 7-16046 2292 | 7-18121 2589 | 0-0 0 | 14-34167 2440 | San Francisco | 7-25903 3700 | 7-18019 2574 | 0-0 0 | 14-43922 3137 | Santa Clara | 7-18941 2706 | 7-22603 3229 | 0-0 0 | 14-41544 2967 | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Totals | 55-169287 3078 | 55-169287 3078 | 0-0 0 | 55-169287 3078 |

 

 

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