Has anyone looked at their numbers so far through three dates?
Home opener against Brockport 3800+?!
Franklin and Pierce Friday night 3500+
Saturday night was just a tad over 2,000 but was there high school sectional football in the area and also they played the same cakewalk team they played the night before.
Still, ungodly numbers nowadays for D-III attendance and the Pioneers should easily lead the nation in attendance this year and probably rank close to the upper third in attendance for D-I too. We haven't even reached the hot ticket dates that Manhattanville, Oswego, Elmira, Neumann, and Hobart will be.
With the Oswego game being on a weekend finally, that game could possibly come close to selling out if as many Oswego fans make the short trip down as there was last year.
Good for them...I remember seeing the city finally adapt Utica as the new team in town when they were first starting out. It took a little while but I think when the team was really good during the Sokol and Ames years that's what made everyone a fan of the college team and they've stuck around ever since even though the Pioneers for the most part have been a .500 hockey team in a very tough league.
It's great to see a turnout like that because teams like Plattsburgh and Elmira are incapable of those kinds of numbers nowadays.
Can we please have the D-III Frozen Four there once? I know it's Lake Placid's gig but I think the Utica Aud would make a tremendous host for it for a season.