Attendance results are out for the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball season. The results aren’t too surprising, but there is good news for the NEC. The conference set a record high in attendance during the 2012 season attracting 1,353 fans per game, an increase of 116 fans per game over last season. Of course the NEC is still 31st amongst the 31 automatic bid conferences, 121 fans per game behind the Big South, but that’s still a solid gain.
Attendance figures for all the schools people might care about:
- Columbia – 1,431 per game
- Fordham – 2,343 per game
- Hofstra – 2,403 per game
- Iona – 2,476 per game
- LIU Brooklyn – 1,052 per game
- Manhattan – 1,577 per game
- St. Francis (NY) – 1,289 per game
- Stony Brook – 1,540 per game
- Wagner – 1,731 per game
It should be noted that Siena led the MAAC in attendance at 6,509 fans per game, which ranked 80th nationally. Central Connecticut and Quinnipiac battled over the top attendance spot in the NEC with 1,967 and 1,954 fans per game respectively. Penn led the Ivy League in attendance at 4,203 fans per game.