Grand Canyon Packs in Record Crowd, Ranks 3rd Nationally in Attendance

  0 Wendy Mayer | February 16th, 2018 | Big West, College - Men's Indoor, MIVA, MPSF, News

Grand Canyon set a school attendance record on Thursday as the Lopes played host to BYU with 3,314 fans packing GCU Arena.

The crowd was more than 700 larger than the previous mark of 2,604 set on Feb. 24, 2017 when the Lopes welcomed then No. 1 Ohio State to Phoenix.

The attendance mark got us thinking about overall men’s volleyball attendance thus far in 2018. 

Based on attendance average, Hawaii is at the top of the list, welcoming 21,205 fans to the Stan Sherriff Center, an average of 3,534. It is no surprise when looking at the individual match attendance list below as the Rainbow Warriors have packed in 2000 or more fans at six matches so far.

BYU is not far behind in season total (19,678) and average (3,280) with six matches over 2,000.

Grand Canyon is now third in cumulative attendance (9,914) and ranks fourth in attendance average (1,416).

UC Irvine (8,591) and Ohio State (8,065) round out the top five in season total.

UCI is fourth in attendance average (1,416) followed by Long Beach State (1,144) and Ohio State (1,011).

The full list of NCAA men’s volleyball attendance statistics is here.


2018 Individual Match Attendance (min. 2000)

Attendance Home Team Visiting Team Date
4748 Hawaii UCLA Jan. 26
4706 Hawaii UCLA Jan. 28
4086 BYU UC Santa Barbara Feb. 3
3595 BYU Barton Jan. 19
3518 BYU UC Santa Barbara Feb. 2
3488 Hawaii USC Jan. 6
3314 Grand Canyon BYU Feb. 15
3339 BYU Loyola-Chicago Jan. 5
3024 BYU Lewis Jan. 6
2818 Hawaii Lees-McRae Feb. 1
2105 UC Irvine UCLA Feb. 3
2728 Hawaii Juniata Jan. 5
2717 Hawaii Stevens Jan. 4
2116 BYU Barton Jan. 20

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About Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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