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Crowd size grows 7.5% for Wisconsin Badgers volleyball home matches in 2019
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Crowd size grows 7.5% for Wisconsin Badgers volleyball home matches in 2019

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Badgers' Danielle Hart, left, and Grace Loberg go up for a block against Minnesota on Oct. 13, 2019, at the UW Field House. The match drew a crowd of 6,135, according to the number of tickets scanned.

The spectator count for University of Wisconsin volleyball matches at the UW Field House has never been higher than it was during the 2019 season.

During a run to the Big Ten Conference championship and the NCAA title game, the Badgers played in front of an average of 5,086 fans in home matches, a 7.5% increase over the 2018 season.

UW sold out all 17 home matches in 2019, with an announced attendance of 7,052 each time. The announced attendance for volleyball is the number of tickets distributed, and the Badgers ranked second nationally behind Nebraska in that average.

But the true count of spectators is in the number of tickets scanned at the Field House gates. By that number, 28% of tickets went unused in the 2019 season.

The unused percentage was down from 31% in 2018 and 36% in 2017.

The biggest crowd in the Field House was 6,269 for a Nov. 22 match against Iowa. The smallest was the Sept. 5 home opener against Marquette, which drew 3,831.

Explore the data for last season and others back to 2007 in the interactive graphic below.

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