CU-Colorado Springs nationally ranked in attendance

By Doug Fitzgerald published January 25, 2004

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer team found its way back to a familiar place in 2003 â€" the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs. The Mountain Lions also managed to find a piece of uncharted territory.

Cu-Colorado Springs averaged 232 fans for its eight home matches, which ranked 27th among NCAA Division II schools. It marked the first time that the school, which is woefully lacking in athletic facilities, has been nationally ranked in attendance in any sport.

The soccer team moved its home games to Sand Creek Stadium for the 2003 season. Despite being several miles from campus, the change was greeted warmly by students, parents and boosters. The teamâ€TMs previous venue, 4-Diamonds Sports Complex, had no fixed seating.


2003 DIVISION II MENâ€TMS SOCCER AVERAGE ATTENDANCE

School G Total Avg. Att.
1. Sonoma State 11 5,670 515
2. Cal St. Bakersfield 11 5,108 464
3. Tampa 9 4,037 448
4. Cal St. Chico 9 3,999 444
5. Rollins 10 3,855 385
6. UC Davis 8 3,040 380
7. Incarnate Word 11 4,120 374
8. Seattle 5 1,860 372
9. UC San Diego 8 2,868 358
10. Cal St. Dom. Hills 15 5,322 354
11. Fort Lewis 9 3,181 353
12. Midwestern St. 12 4,233 352
13. SIU Edwardsville 9 3,092 343
14. Florida Southern 9 3,047 339
15. Truman 8 2,615 326
16. Seattle Pacific 9 2,874 319
17. S.C.-Spartanburg 11 3,381 307
18. Western Washington 8 2,321 290
19. Northeastern State 14 3,900 278
20. Bryant 6 1,649 274
21. Lynn 11 2,870 260
22. St. Leo 10 2,580 258
23. Barry 12 3,078 256
24. Franklin Pierce 6 1,456 242
25. West Florida 12 2,836 236
26. Gannon 9 2,108 234
27. CU-Colorado Springs 8 1,861 232
28. Humboldt State 10 2,319 231
29. Christian Brothers 8 1,841 230
30. Mass.-Lowell 10 2,307 230

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