Troy men’s basketball breaks attendance records at Trojan Arena

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — Troy Athletics is breaking records this season.

Through 17 home games, the TROY’s men’s basketball team has put up a win loss record of 15-2, its best in 56 years, matching the 1967-68 team.

Those wins were earned in dominating fashion, with 11 double digit victories. The Trojans’ biggest win over a Division One opponent was against ULM where TROY beat the Warhawks by 28 points.

The 15 wins in Trojan Arena are good for joint second in the nation in home victories, tied with fellow Alabama school Samford and Power Five Iowa State. The only team with more is another Power Five program, Nebraska, at 16.

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“When you play women’s basketball, men’s basketball, you’re playing at Trojan Arena, and you’re an opponent coming in, you know you are going to play a quality team, you know you’re playing with students who are loud and proud to be Trojans, and a great fanbase,” said Athletics Director Brent Jones.

Not only did the Trojans show up at home this season, so did their fans. 50,886 fans packed the stands this season, the most in program history.

The average attendance 3,052 was also a record, up by sixteen from last year. In fact, four of the top ten most attended games in TROY’s history took place this season, including a crowd of 5,110 that saw TROY take down rival South Alabama, the second largest crowd to ever take in a game at Trojan Arena.

“Going back to that South Alabama game, we were ten tickets short from setting an all-time attendance record, which by the way, has stood for over 11 years now when we opened the arena versus Mississippi State,” Jones said. “That was an incredible game day.”

According to Jones, Troy Athletics continues to invest in the game day experience, and they aren’t done trying to break records.

“We’ll digest what worked, what didn’t work, how can we continue to increase [attendance],” Jones said. “It really starts with building off our season ticket base. We really want to continue that. Then it’s going to be talking about having the best fan experience. That’s parking, that’s concessions, that’s promotions, that’s putting together a really great promotions and marketing plan. That’s investing the resources into it. I will tell you this, we want to compete for championships in all of our sports, and we to continue breaking records in the stands.”