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The Times Union Center in downtown Albany has served as the home court for Siena men's basketball for the past 17 seasons. Over that time, Siena's attendance has soared to new heights, bringing national acclaim to the Mid-Major program that competes in a major basketball setting.

The Times Union Center has helped Siena basketball grow into the premier sports entity in New York's Capital Region. With over 1-million people to draw from, the Albany area has developed a national reputation as a booming college basketball town, and Siena has led the way.

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Tournament has been contested in Albany 15 times, where it has enjoyed record attendances. The Tournament is set to return to Times Union Center from 2015-17, with Siena again serving as host school.

The 1995 NCAA Tournament First and Second Rounds and 2003 NCAA East Regionals were contested at Times Union Center with Siena and the MAAC serving as co-host each year.

Siena has hosted nine Postseason NIT games at Times Union Center, and four of those have drawn over 10,000 fans. The Saints' 10-point win over Tulane in the 1994 NIT was witnessed by a record 15,727 fans.

It is the consistent support the Siena program has received from its over 3,800 season ticket holders that makes these national events a reality.

The Saints have drawn close to 2-million fans in 298 games played in their downtown home and ranked in the top-100 nationally in attendance each year since making the full-time move in 1997-98.

In 2009-10, the Saints welcomed a program-record 133,505 spectators through the Times Union Center doors, an average of 7,853 fans per game.

The Saints won three straight MAAC Championship and 38 straight games at Times Union Center from 2008-10. The 2010 MAAC Championships drew a record 53,569 fans, highlighted by a crowd of 10,679 for Siena's overtime victory over Fairfield in the title game.

In November of 2004 a sold-out crowd of 14,743 turned out for Siena's home game against defending National Champion Syracuse at Times Union Center, the largest crowd ever to witness a Siena regular-season home game.

In 2002-03, Siena boasted the largest attendance figure in the nation per enrollment, and placed 66th among all Division I schools and fourth nationally for mid-major programs.

Siena's annual clash with crosstown foe UAlbany on December 1, 2012 marked the 30th 10,000-fan game the Saints have hosted.

The Saints are an impressive 175-70 (.714) at the Times Union Center since making the full time move to the facility in 1997-98.

Siena's Crowds of 10,000 or more at Times Union Center

15,727vs. Tulane *3/22/94W, 89-79
14,743vs. Syracuse11/27/04L, 78-56
14,084vs. UMass *3/21/91L, 82-80 (OT)
13,262vs. UAlbany12/1/07W, 75-71
13,251vs. UAlbany12/6/08W, 71-64
12,960vs. UAlbany12/5/09W, 83-54
12,808vs. Georgia Tech *3/16/94W, 76-68
12,231 vs. Canisius %3/3/90W, 71-53
12,117vs. Pittsburgh11/28/90L, 82-80
11,844vs. Iona %3/6/00L, 84-80
11,797vs. UAlbany11/21/03W, 71-50
11,691vs. LaSalle %3/4/90L, 106-90
11,672vs. UAlbany11/22/02W, 79-75
11,488vs. Manhattan1/28/94L, 98-73
11,477vs. South Carolina *3/19/91W, 63-58
11,374vs. Marist1/30/99W, 84-78
11,311vs. UAlbany11/8/13L, 74-62
11,271vs. UAlbany12/2/06W, 76-75 (OT)
11,065vs. Canisius %3/2/91W, 76-62
10,808vs. Iona %3/3/91L, 95-90 (OT)
10,753vs. UAlbany12/4/10L, 88-82 (OT)
10,679vs. Fairfield %3/8/10W, 72-65 (OT)
10,677vs. Manhattan %3/6/94L, 65-58
10,671vs. Xavier12/23/02L, 96-88
10,667vs. Iona %3/2/98L, 90-75
10,285vs. UAlbany11/27/01W, 60-48
10,284vs. Niagara2/24/01L, 69-65
10,229vs. UAlbany12/1/12L, 69-56
10,223vs. Niagara %3/7/92W, 83-57
10,166vs. Fairfield %3/5/94W, 84-73
10,043vs. Canisius %2/28/98W, 87-83
 
* National Invitation Tournament
% MAAC Tournament

All Time Record at Times Union Center
SeasonWinsLossesPercentage
1990-9133.500
1991-9212.333
1992-9312.333
1993-9442.667
1994-9523.400
1995-9616.143
1996-9734.429
1997-98124.750
1998-99121.923
1999-00162.889
2000-01112.846
2001-02125.706
2002-03116.647
2003-0497.563
2004-05310.231
2005-06104.714
2006-07104.714
2007-08134.765
2008-091701.000
2009-101701.000
2010-1187.533
2011-12104.714
2012-13410.286
2013-14134.750
Totals20396.678
YEAR-BY-YEAR SIENA BASKETBALL
TIMES UNION CENTER ATTENDANCE
SeasonGamesAttendanceAverage
1990-916$&64,17710,699
1991-923&22,1857,395
1992-933&21,4807,160
1993-946#&56,5969,433
1994-955%24,1594,831
1995-967%23,9553,422
1996-97725,6453,663
1997-9816+90,1265,632
1998-991382,3206,332
1999-0018#+125,2556,959
2000-011383,2136,401
2001-0217*112,3596,609
2002-0317$125,1567,362
2003-0416+104,4446,528
2004-051383,7236,440
2005-0614%78,3785,598
2006-071481,6705,834
2007-0817+110,0126,471
2008-0917+127,4537,497
2009-1017+133,5057,853
2010-1115114,3837,626
2011-121491,1286,509
2012-131489,0536,361
2013-1417!102,4596,027
Total2991,975,8336,608
 
^ Includes one NIT game
# Includes two NIT games $ Includes three NIT games
% Includes one MAAC Tournament game
& Includes two MAAC Tournament games
+ Includes three MAAC Tournament games
*Includes four MAAC Tournament games
!Includes three College Basketball Invitational games

 

 

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