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Target Field puts Tommies on top

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St. Thomas in Target Field
The Target Field numbers boosted official home attendance for St. Thomas, which played in front of 52,349 fans in seven home games.
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Thanks to a significant boost from the St. Thomas home game hosted at Target Field in Minneapolis, the Tommies led Division III football in home attendance for the first time in 2017. St. Thomas averaged 7,478 in home attendance in 2017, totaling 52,349 fans at Tommie home games this past fall, including a Division III-record 37,355 fans through the turnstiles for a historic matchup with St. John's at Target Field in September.

Four of the top five recorded attendance figures in Division III football history involve games between St. Thomas and St. John's. The NCAA does not track single-game attendance records in Division III football. Attendance counts are self-reported and most often are estimates rather than actual head counts.

Rank School Dates Total Avg.
1 St. Thomas 7 52,349 7,478
2 St. John's  6 36,553 6,092
3 Emory & Henry 5 23,930 4,786
4 Geneva 5 22,335 4,467
5 Concordia-Moorhead 5 22,144 4,429
6 UW-Whitewater 4 17,600 4,400
7 Amherst 5 21,116 4,223
8 Ithaca 5 20,938 4,188
9 McDaniel 5 20,824 4,165
10 Dubuque 5 19,421 3,884
11 Christopher Newport 5 19,106 3,821
12 Tufts 5 18,439 3,688
13 Lebanon Valley 5 18,085 3,617
14 Trine 6 21,600 3,600
15 Mary Hardin-Baylor 9 31,416 3,491
16 Brockport 7 24,343 3,478
17 Baldwin Wallace 5 17,385 3,477
18 Hardin-Simmons 5 17,209 3,442
19 Wabash 6 19,397 3,233
20 Widener 5 16,085 3,217
21 St. John Fisher 4 12,830 3,208
22 Wilmington 5 15,734 3,147
23 Maryville 6 18,391 3,065
24 Randolph-Macon 5 15,248 3,050
25 Western New England 6 18,000 3,000
26 Thomas More 6 17,912 2,985
27 Coast Guard 6 17,803 2,967
28 Otterbein 4 11,845 2,961
29 Wartburg 8 23,478 2,935
30 John Carroll 5 14,665 2,933

The Division III home attendance average for 2017 was 1,873, while total attendance at D-III football contests around the country topped 2.3 million.

MIAC schools averaged 3,090 fans for home games, while the American Southwest Conference was second at 2,750 and the Ohio Athletic Conference finished third, with 2,618.

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