Sept. 19, 2000
TEMPE, Ariz. -- In a recent poll conducted by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, the Arizona State University baseball program ranked 11th nationally in home baseball games attendance. In 44 home games played at Packard Stadium, ASU brought 110,821 people through the turnstiles.
The 110,821 includes three games from the NCAA Regional hosted by ASU, but not including those regional games, ASU still ranked 11th nationally in attendance with 98,869 fans in 41 regular season home games.
The national leader was 2000 College World Series champion LSU, who had 286,874 fans attend home games. In 39 regular season games played at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., LSU averaged 7,355 fans per game. ASU averaged 2,702 fans per regular season home game.
With the No. 11 national ranking, ASU was the highest ranked Pac-10 school, with Stanford ranking 17, and was the second highest ranked West Coast school (Fresno State, 9th). The 2000 Pac-10 champion Sun Devils are scheduled to open the 2001 campaign at Packard Stadium on January 26 against the University of Texas-Arlington.