June 3, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State women’s basketball team experienced a record-breaking 2008-09 season and Seminole fans deserve a lot of credit.
The NCAA has released the attendance numbers for the 2008-2009 season and Florida State made some noise – literally. The Seminoles ranked No. 5 in increased attendance from the previous year, escalating to an average of 1,053 fans per game.
FSU also came in at No. 42 overall for average attendance with just under 3,000 fans per game, marking the first time in the program’s history that it broke into the top 50.
“This season was an overwhelming success in all aspects. Not only did the program play well, but the fans really showed their support for the FSU coaches and players,” FSU Assistant Director of Marketing Drew Longenecker said. “We were fortunate to receive a grant from the NCAA to help promote the game of women’s basketball and it showed. When the numbers were released, we were one of two schools who received a grant that made the top 10 for increased attendance. We feel we put a good product on and off the court and we hope the fans enjoy their time at the games and leave with the want to come back.”
The 2009-10 season could have much of the same results. Not only will a talented Seminole team be looking to earn its sixth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance, FSU fans will also have the chance to witness some postseason basketball at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
“We placed another bid for the grant for this upcoming season as we are hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament right here in Tallahassee,” Longenecker said. “I hope our fans will be able to make it and support the teams. We look forward to surpassing that number next year as we will continue to help build the tradition of women’s basketball at Florida State University.”
Season tickets for the 2009-10 seasons are on sale now.
To purchase tickets and for more information on the FSU women’s basketball program, please visit www.seminoles.com.