ACC men's soccer has drawn unprecedented fan interest in 2006.
Defending national champion Maryland has twice broken its home attendance record this season and averaged 5,100 fans for
its seven ACC contests.
With still two matches left in the regular season, Maryland has already set the school's season attendance record as 34,235 spectators have flowed through the Ludwig
"It is incredible," Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski
said. "This is part of the vision I have for Maryland soccer, and all segments
of our fans have responded."
Maryland isn't alone in the support its received. ACC rivals Virginia and Clemson have both drawn the second largest crowds in their histories, and Wake Forest
set a home attendance record for its game against Maryland. (CAA power Old Dominion also set a single-game attendance record for its game against the Terrapins.)
In Soccer America's
unofficial survey of 2006 men's soccer crowds, the top six crowds have all been ACC contests. 2006 TOP 10 MEN'S CROWDS
(ACC) 7,012 Clemson-North Carolina
(ACC) 6,821 Clemson-Maryland
(ACC) 6,214 Maryland-Boston College
(ACC) 5,749 Saint
(Atlantic-10) 5,613 Indiana-Notre Dame
(adidas/IU Credit Union Classic)
5,489 Connecticut-Loyola Marymount
(non-conference) 5,475 UC Santa Barbara-UCLA
(non-conference) (Home team is listed first.)