American Athletic Conference College Basketball Attendance and Ticket Sales Data From 2018-19

    Stadium has compiled men's basketball attendance and ticket sales data, and we're now breaking it down for the American Athletic Conference.

    August 22, 2019

    Stadium has compiled men’s basketball attendance and ticket sales data from the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, and we’re now breaking it down by conference.

    The first chart below shows how many fans American Athletic Conference schools averaged in each of the last two seasons.

    The second chart shows ticket sales data from the 2017-18 season (ticket sales data from the 2018-19 season was unavailable at the time this story was published), including how much money schools made per season, per game and per fan per game. We also included how much revenue schools reported making from concessions, parking, game programs and novelty items during the 2017-18 season.

    Note: Data for private schools is unavailable, as well as from schools in states whose public records laws require one to be a resident to make a public records request.

    Attendance

    2019 Conference Attendance Rank National Rank School 2018 Avg. Attendance 2019 Avg. Attendance
    1 17 Memphis 6,225 14,065
    2 29 Cincinnati 8,081 11,256
    3 41 Wichita State 10,787 10,194
    4 52 UConn 7,829 8,652
    5 83 Temple 6,324 6,211
    6 86 Houston 3,661 6,052
    7 93 SMU 6,659 5,770
    8 109 UCF 4,635 4,724
    9 116 Tulsa 4,517 4,229
    10 128 East Carolina 3,363 3,755
    11 139 South Florida 2,569 3,365
    12 254 Tulane 1,610 1,457

     

    Ticket Sales

    The table below lists schools in descending order of reported 2017-18 ticket sales.

    School 2017-18 Ticket Sales ’17-18 Ticket Sales Per Game ’17-18 Ticket Sales Per Fan Per Game Concessions/Parking/Novelty Sales
    Memphis $5,075,882 $267,151.68 $42.92 $218,860
    Wichita State $4,511,598 $281,974.88 $26.14 $279,096
    UConn $3,106,009 $194,125.56 $24.79 $23,842
    Cincinnati $2,434,771 $152,173.19 $18.83 $20,060
    East Carolina $370,446 $19,497.16 $5.80 $92,615
    Houston $349,922 $23,328.13 $6.37 $715
    South Florida $262,421 $14,578.94 $5.67 $45,544
    SMU* –– –– –– ––
    Temple* –– –– –– ––
    UCF** –– –– –– ––
    Tulsa* –– –– –– ––
    Tulane* –– –– –– ––

    *Data is private
    **Direct support institution

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