Fan Support

Few universities have a fan base as loyal, dedicated and die-hard as BYU. Cougar fans are some of the greatest fans on Earth. Since the Marriott Center opened in 1971, BYU has ranked in the top 25 nationally in paid attendance every year but four. In 2010-11, the Cougars were No. 6 in the nation and posted eight sellouts in the Marriott Center.

With its affiliation with the LDS Church, BYU also has a strong national and international following that supports the Cougars both home and away. Since 2011, fans across the nation have had greater access than ever to follow the Cougars with the program's affiliation with BYUtv and the West Coast Conference's contract with ESPN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 NCAA Division I Basketball Attendance Leaders

Rank School G Attendance Average
1 Kentucky 15 354,046 23,603
2 Syracuse 19 423,924 22,312
3 Louisville 21 458,463 21,832
4 North Carolina 15 287,155 19,144
5 Tennessee 18 341,130 18,952
6 BYU 14 261,989 18,714
7 Wisconsin 16 275,680 17,230
8 Memphis 19 318,601 16,768
9 Kansas 18 295,856 16,436
10 Illinois 16 253,623 15,851

2011 Division I Basketball Largest Increase For Average Attendance From Previous Year

Rank School G 2011 Avg. 2010 Avg. Change in Avg.
1 BYU 14 18,714 14,029 4,685
2 San Diego State 15 11,668 7,227 4,441
3 Louisville 21 21,832 19,397 2,435
4 St. John's (NY) 15 8,431 6,107 2,324
5 Iowa 16 11,635 9,550 2,085

Marriott Center Attendance - Men's Basketball

Year Games Record Total Average National Rank
15-16 18 16-2 264,588 14,699  
14-15 16 13-3 258,002 16,125 9
13-14 15 14-1 238,131 15,875 11
12-13 18 15-3 287,750 15,986 13
11-12 16 13-3 246,777 15,424 12
10-11 14 13-1 261,989 18,714 6
09-10 16 15-1 224,460 14,029 17
08-09 16 14-2 214,134 13,383 24
07-08 16 16-0 216,295 13,518 21
06-07 17 17-0 205,243 12,073 30
05-06 15 14-1 166,037 11,069 30
04-05 14 6-8 148,860 10,633 34
03-04 13 13-0 198,906 15,300 11
02-03 14 13-1 202,556 14,468 17
01-02 16 16-0 213,952 13,372 21
00-01 15 15-0 235,575 15,705 11
99-00 16 14-2 247,120 15,445 13
98-99 14 9-5 194,810 13,915 20
97-98 14 4-10 170,901 12,207 26
96-97 14 1-13 236,523 16,895 7
95-96 15 11-4 269,730 17,961 6
94-95 14 14-0 263,730 18,838 5
93-94 16 14-2 301,995 18,875 6
92-93 14 13-1 286,596 20,471 3
91-92 15 14-1 264,869 17,658 5
90-91 16 10-6 279,660 17,479 6
89-90 15 15-0 286,779 19,119 5
88-89 15 10-5 272,235 18,149 6
87-88 18 16-2 363,602 20,200 5
86-87 14 10-4 265,140 18,939 4
85-86 16 12-4 265,158 16,572 5
84-85 14 9-5 213,628 15,259 7
83-84 15 14-1 321,714 21,448 3
82-83 15 9-6 304,137 20,276 3
81-82 16 11-5 339,586 21,224 2
80-81 13 13-0 292,580 22,505 2
79-80 14 12-2 300,713 21,479 2
78-79 14 14-0 277,020 19,787 2
77-78 13 9-4 223,216 17,171 3
76-77 12 6-6 174,588 14,632 4
75-76 12 7-5 168,136 14,011 3
74-75 15 9-6 185,940 12,396 9
73-74 10 6-4 162,510 16,251 1
72-73 14 11-3 263,523 18,283 1
71-72 12 12-0 261,815 21,818 1
Totals 664 532-132 11,041,209 16,628  

• The above totals reflect paid public and student attendance from 1971-72 through 1996-97. Paid public but actual student attendance is reflected from 1997-98 through the present.