Dec. 5, 2006
TEMPE, Ariz. - For the third time in the past four years, Arizona State University baseball led all schools west of Texas in average attendance. The Sun Devils averaged 2,748 fans per game in 2006, placing them 19th nationally and tops on the west coast, according to numbers released by the NCAA. This marks the seventh time in the past eight years ASU has been ranked in the top 20 nationally in average attendance.
ASU had 32 home games, totaling 87,921 fans in 2006 when they finished 37-21 and made their seventh straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. Arizona State was also tops in the west in 2003 and 2004 and finished second to Hawai'i in 2005. The highest ranked Pac-10 team, the Devils finished 12 spots higher than the next Pac-10 team, Stanford, which came in 31st with an average of 1,835 fans per game.
LSU led the nation in average attendance for the 11th straight year, as the Tigers averaged 7,320 fans over 36 home dates.
Arizona State begins the 2007 season at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark on February 2nd when they host Southern Utah in the first game of a three-game series.