Kansas State 2nd In Big 12 Basketball Attendance


Finishing just behind the University of Kansas, K-State ranked second in the Big 12 for average game attendance at men’s basketball games this year. With 204,527 total visitors to Bramlage Coliseum over 16 games, the Wildcats averaged 12,783 attendees per contest for 2012-13.

Making the figure all the more impressive is Bramlage’s listed seating capacity of 12,528 – 250 fewer seats than were filled (you’ll have to contact the physics department over in Cardwell Hall to figure out how those numbers work out). The 12,783 number was good for 25th in the nation.

Attendance was down slightly from 2011-12 when K-State averaged 12,652. However, it still moved up the rankings as Texas enjoyed a more, er, enjoyable season last year with 13,669 per game but fell in 2012-13. K-State has been more impressive each year when measuring what percentage of capacity its fans fill. While Manhattan has filled 100 percent of its seats for consecutive years, Texas filled only 83 percent of capacity last season and dropped to 73 percent capacity this year.

KU was 10th in the nation with an average attendance of 16,445, also exceeding Allen Field House’s capacity of 16,300. Texas was third in the Big 12 and 30th nationally with 11,950 per game.