Jan. 17, 2008
TEMPE, Ariz. - For the fourth time in the past five years, Arizona State University baseball led all schools west of Texas in average attendance. The Sun Devils averaged 3,141 fans per game in 2007, placing them 17th nationally and tops on the west coast, according to numbers released by the NCAA. This marks the eighth time in the past nine years ASU has been ranked in the top 20 nationally in average attendance.
The Sun Devils had 38 home games, totaling 116,205 fans in 2007 when they finished 49-15 and made their 20th trip to the College World Series. ASU went 35-3 at home and hosted a super regional for the first time last season.
Arizona State was also tops in the west in 2003 and 2005 and finished second in 2004. The highest-ranked Pac-10 team, the Devils finished 13 spots higher than the next Pac-10 team, Oregon State, which came in 30th with an average of 2,006 fans per game.
Arkansas led the nation in average attendance, as the Razorbacks averaged 8,089 fans over 31 home dates. LSU led in total attendance with 256,537 over 35 games.
Arizona State begins the 2008 season at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark on February 22nd when they host Miami (Ohio) in the first game of the DeMarini Invitational.