OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton men’s
basketball team finished the 2010-11 season ranked 22nd nationally in
average home attendance, according to final numbers published yesterday by
the NCAA. This marks the sixth straight season the Bluejays have ranked
among the nation’s top-25.
hosted 297,161 fans in 22 home games during the recently-completed
2010-11 campaign, good for an average of 13,507 fans per game. Prior to
hosting four College Basketball Invitational games, Creighton was averaging 15,026 fans, a
figure that would have placed the Bluejays 14th nationally. Creighton played in front of 428,354 fans overall (home/road/neutral) in 2010-11, a figure that ranked 25th nationally.
was the eighth straight season that Creighton has led the Missouri
Valley Conference in men’s basketball attendance, which coincides with
the program’s move into Qwest Center Omaha for the 2003-04 campaign.
Creighton has attracted 1,944,718 fans during 137 all-time games at
Qwest Center Omaha, an average of 14,195 patrons per contest in that
Creighton outdrew three of the teams to make the Final Four
for the third straight season, trailing only Kentucky this past
season. Incredibly, Creighton's total home attendance of 297,161 was more than the combined total of NCAA finalists Connecticut and Butler (297,157).
Kentucky led the country in attendance for the sixth
straight season with 23,603 fans per game, while the Big Ten led all
leagues with an average of 12,826 fans per game league-wide. The
Missouri Valley Conference ranked eighth-highest nationally with an
average of 7,187 fans per game, including five teams in the top-100.
Highest Season Home Attendance, MVC History Home Att. School Year 302,676 Creighton 2008-09 297,161 Creighton 2010-11 276,000 Creighton 2007-08 246,419 Creighton 2009-10 236,313 Creighton 2005-06 222,728 Creighton 2006-07 192,258 Creighton 2003-04 191,440 Louisville 1974-75
Highest Average Attendance, MVC History Avg. Att. School Year 15,930 Creighton 2008-09 15,909 Creighton 2006-07 15,333 Creighton 2007-08 14,495 Creighton 2009-10 13,901 Creighton 2005-06 13,674 Louisville 1974-75 13,507 Creighton 2010-11
Creighton’s Year-by-Year Attendance National Rankings, Last Six Years Year Average Attendance Rank 2005-06 13,900 20th 2006-07 15,909 13th 2007-08 15,333 15th 2008-09 15,930 12th 2009-10 14,495 15th 2010-11 13,507 22nd