Siena attendance ranks 72nd
It marks just the second time more than 100,000 fans have attended a Siena basketball season.
A program record 7,497 fans per game came through the turnstiles. The previous high came during the 2002-03 season when the Saints averaged 7,362 fans for 17 home dates, including three postseason NIT contests.
In 2007-08, Siena averaged 6,471 fans for its 17 home games, meaning attendance this past season increased approximately 16%.
The 2008-2009 attendance figure was also aided by three MAAC Tournament games. Siena averaged 9,143 fans in its three MAAC Tournament contests highlighted by a crowd of 9,744 for its Championship game win over Niagara and a crowd of 9,674 for its Quarterfinal win over Canisius.
The 2008-2009 Siena average attendance ranked higher than many power conference schools, including: Georgia Tech, Seton Hall, Georgia, Stanford, Mississippi, St. John’s, Southern California and Boston College. The figure was also fourth among all Mid Major programs, trailing only Wichita State (42nd – 10,095), Bradley (9,110 – 55th) and Utah State (8,798 – 59th).
If you include away games, 207,287 fans watched Siena play basketball this season in their 35 games, included two NCAA Tournament contests.