SBJ/June 13 - 19, 2005/SBJ In Depth

Snapshot: Major college championships

Baseball — Men’s College World Series
2005 site: Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Neb.
2004 attendance: 256,730
Estimated number of room nights: 3,000
Television: ESPN and ESPN2, live telecasts of all games

Men’s Basketball — Final Four
2006 site: RCA Dome, Indianapolis
2005 attendance: 95,508
Estimated number of room nights: 50,000
Television: CBS, live telecasts of semifinal and championship games

Women’s Basketball — Final Four
2006 site: FleetCenter, Boston
2005 attendance: 57,874
Estimated number of room nights: 4,500
Television: ESPN, live telecasts of semifinal and championship games

Women’s Bowling
2006 site: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston
2005 attendance: 1,200
Estimated number of room nights: 120
Television: ESPN, delayed telecast

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
2005 site: Wabash Family Sports Center, Terre Haute, Ind.
2004 attendance: 3,200
Estimated number of room nights: 800
Television: ESPN, 30-minute highlight show

Men’s and Women’s Fencing
2006 site: To be determined
2005 attendance: 790
Estimated number of room nights: 1,000
Television: CBS, NCAA Winter Highlights Show

Field Hockey
2005 site: TBD
2004 attendance: 2,884
Estimated number of room nights: 400
Television: CSTV, live telecast of championship game

Football — BCS National Championship Game
2006 site: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
2005 attendance: 77,912
Estimated number of room nights: NA
Television: ABC, live telecast

Men’s Golf
2006 site: Crosswater Golf Club at Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Ore.
2005 attendance: NA (2,000 in 2004)
Estimated number of room nights: 750
Television: The Golf Channel

Women’s Golf
2006 site: Scarlet Golf Course, Columbus
2005 attendance: NA (852 in 2004)
Estimated number of room nights: 250
Television: The Golf Channel

Men’s Gymnastics
2006 site: Lloyd Noble Arena, Norman, Okla.
2005 attendance: 5,887
Estimated number of room nights: 600
Television: ESPN, delayed telecast

Women’s Gymnastics
2006 site: Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Ore.
2005 attendance: 21,565
Estimated number of room nights: 700
Television: CBS, delayed telecast

Men’s Ice Hockey — Men’s Frozen Four
2006 site: Bradley Center, Milwaukee
2005 attendance: 51,366
Estimated number of room nights: 2,000
Television: ESPN2 (semifinal games) and ESPN (championship game), live telecasts

Women’s Ice Hockey — Women’s Frozen Four
2006 site: Mariucci Arena, Minneapolis
2005 attendance: 4,431
Estimated number of room nights: 400
Television: CSTV, live telecast of championship game

Men’s Lacrosse
2006 site: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
2005 attendance: 90,195
Estimated number of room nights: 1,500
Television: ESPN, live telecast of championship game

Women’s Lacrosse
2006 site: Nickerson Field, Boston
2005 attendance: 7,852
Estimated number of room nights: 600
Television: CSTV, live telecast of championship game

Men’s and Women’s Rifle
2006 site: To be determined
2005 attendance: 300
Estimated number of room nights: 250
Television: CBS, NCAA Winter Highlights Show

Women’s Rowing
2005 site: CSUS Aquatic Center, Sacramento
2004 attendance: 1,819
Estimated number of room nights: 1,200
Television: CBS, NCAA Spring Highlights Show

Men’s and Women’s Skiing
2006 site: Steamboat Springs, Colo.
2005 attendance: NA
Estimated number of room nights: 500
Television: CBS, NCAA Winter Highlights Show

Men’s Soccer — Men’s College Cup
2005 site: SAS Soccer Stadium, Cary, N.C.
2004 attendance: 24,248
Estimated number of room nights: 1,200
Television: ESPN, live telecast of championship game

Women’s Soccer — Women’s College Cup
2005 site: Aggie Soccer Complex, College Station, Texas
2004 attendance: 15,969
Estimated number of room nights: 1,050
Television: ESPN2, live coverage of semifinal and final games

Women’s Softball — Women’s College World Series
2005 site: ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, Oklahoma City, Okla.
2004 attendance: 34,324
Estimated number of room nights: 1,500
Television: ESPN or ESPN2, live telecast of entire Women’s College World Series

Men’s Swimming and Diving
2006 site: Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, Atlanta
2005 attendance: NA (6,900 in 2004)
Estimated number of room nights: 1,400
Television: ESPN, delayed telecast

Women’s Swimming and Diving
2006 site: Gabrielson Natatorium, Athens, Ga.
2005 attendance: NA (5,800 in 2004)
Estimated number of room nights: 1,250
Television: ESPN, delayed telecast

Men’s Tennis
2006 site: Taube Family Tennis Center, Stanford, Calif.
2005 attendance: NA (16,000 in 2004)
Estimated number of room nights: 2,000
Television: ESPN, delayed telecast of team finals

Women’s Tennis
2006 site: Taube Family Tennis Center, Stanford, Calif.
2005 attendance: NA (4,500 in 2004)
Estimated number of room nights: 1,700
Television: ESPN2, delayed telecast of team finals

Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field
2006 site: Randal Tyson Indoor Track, Fayetteville, Ark.
2005 attendance: 5,216
Estimated number of room nights: 3,000
Television: ESPN, delayed telecast

Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field
2005 site: Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex, Sacramento
2004 attendance: 17,000
Estimated number of room nights: 6,500
Television: CBS, delayed telecast

Men’s Volleyball
2006 site: Recreation Hall, University Park, Pa.
2005 attendance: NA (7,800 in 2004)
Estimated number of room nights: 300
Television: ESPN2, live broadcast of championship game

Women’s Volleyball
2005 site: Alamodome, San Antonio
2004 attendance: NA (16,000 in 2003)
Estimated number of room nights: 500
Television: ESPN, tape-delayed telecast of semifinals and live telecast of championship match

Men’s Water Polo
2005 site: Lewisburg, Pa.
2004 attendance: 4,785
Estimated number of room nights: 300
Television: CSTV, live telecast of championship game

Women’s Water Polo
2006 site: Schaal Aquatic Center, Davis, Calif.
2005 attendance: 1,123
Estimated number of room nights: 390
Television: To be announced

Wrestling
2006 site: Downtown Arena, Oklahoma City, Okla.
2005 attendance: 94,459
Estimated number of room nights: 12,000
Television: ESPN, live telecast of finals

NA: Not available
Research by Ryan Baucom
Sources: NCAA, SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily archives

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