Women's college volleyball all-time attendance records

Wisconsin and Nebraska set the all-time record for DI women's college volleyball attendance when 18,755 watched the 2021 championship game on Dec. 18 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Wisconsin won, 3-2, to capture its first national title in program history behind outstanding play by Dana Rettke and Anna Smrek.

The regular season record is 16,833, which was broken on Sept. 16, 2022 as Wisconsin played Florida at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

Here are the five DI college volleyball games with the most attendance (through 2021). You can see all DI, DII, and DIII volleyball attendance records and averages in this .PDF.

1. 18,755: Wisconsin defeated Nebraska on Dec. 18, 2021 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio in the NCAA final

2. 18,516: Nebraska defeated Florida on Dec. 16, 2017 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. in the NCAA final

3. 18,374: Florida defeated Stanford and Nebraska defeated Penn State on Dec. 14, 2017, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. in the NCAA semifinals

4. 18,113: Stanford defeated Nebraska on Dec. 15, 2018, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., in the NCAA final

5. 17,808: Stanford defeated BYU and Nebraska defeated Illinois on Dec. 13, 2018, in the NCAA semifinals at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

Here is the list of the top 30 most attended women's college volleyball games from the NCAA DI record book.

ATT. WINNER OPPONENT SCORE DATE ARENA CITY STATE TOURNAMENT ROUND 1 18,755 Wisconsin Nebraska 3-2 Dec. 18, 2021 Nationwide Arena Columbus OH NCAA final 2 18,516 Nebraska Florida 3-1 Dec. 16, 2017 Sprint Center Kansas City MO NCAA final 3 18,374 Florida Stanford 3-2 Dec. 14, 2017 Sprint Center Kansas City MO NCAA semifinals Nebraska Penn St. 3-2 NCAA semifinals

ATT. WINNER OPPONENT SCORE DATE ARENA CITY STATE TOURNAMENT ROUND 4 18,113 Stanford Nebraska 3-2 Dec. 15, 2018 Target Center Minneapolis MN NCAA final 5 17,808 Stanford BYU 3-0 Dec. 13, 2018 Target Center Minneapolis MN NCAA semifinals Nebraska Illinois 3-2 NCAA semifinals 6 17,561 Nebraska Texas 3-0 Dec. 19, 2015 CHI Health Center Omaha NE NCAA final

ATT. WINNER OPPONENT SCORE DATE ARENA CITY STATE TOURNAMENT ROUND 7 17,551 Nebraska Kansas 3-1 Dec. 17, 2015 CHI Health Center Omaha NE NCAA semifinals Texas Minnesota 3-1 NCAA semifinals 8 17,430 Stanford Texas 3-2 Dec. 18, 2008 CHI Health Center Omaha NE NCAA semifinals Penn St. Nebraska 3-2 NCAA semifinals 9 17,345 Stanford Texas 3-1 Dec. 17, 2016 Nationwide Arena Columbus OH NCAA final

ATT. WINNER OPPONENT SCORE DATE ARENA CITY STATE TOURNAMENT ROUND 10 17,209 Nebraska Stanford 3-1 Dec. 16, 2006 CHI Health Center Omaha NE NCAA final 11 17,014 Nebraska UCLA 3-1 Dec. 14, 2006 CHI Health Center Omaha NE NCAA semifinals Stanford Washington 3-0 NCAA semifinals 12 16,833 Florida Wisconsin* 3-2 Sept. 16, 2022 Kohl Center Madison WI  

ATT. WINNER OPPONENT SCORE DATE ARENA CITY STATE TOURNAMENT ROUND 13 16,670 Stanford Minnesota 3-1 Dec. 15, 2016 Nationwide Arena Columbus OH NCAA semifinals Texas Nebraska 3-0 NCAA semifinals 14 16,531 Wisconsin Louisville 3-2 Dec. 16, 2021 Nationwide Arena Columbus OH NCAA semifinals Nebraska Pittsburgh 3-1 NCAA semifinals 15 16,290 Stanford Wisconsin 3-0 Dec. 21, 2019 PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh PA NCAA final

ATT. WINNER OPPONENT SCORE DATE ARENA CITY STATE TOURNAMENT ROUND 16 16,448 Texas Oregon 3-0 Dec. 15, 2012 KFC Yum! Center Louisville KY NCAA final 17 15,797 Nebraska Creighton* 3-2 Sept. 7, 2022 CHI Health Center Omaha NE 18 15,119 Nebraska Florida 3-0 Dec. 10, 2005 CHI Health Center Omaha NE NCAA regional final

  ATT. WINNER OPPONENT SCORE DATE ARENA CITY STATE TOURNAMENT ROUND 19 14,975 Penn St. Washington 3-0 Dec. 19, 2013 KeyArena Seattle WA NCAA semifinals 20 14,779 Penn St. Wisconsin 3-1 Dec. 21, 2013 KeyArena Seattle WA NCAA final 21 14,661 Stanford Minnesota 3-0 Dec. 19, 2019 PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh PA NCAA semifinals Wisconsin Baylor 3-1 NCAA semifinals

  ATT. WINNER OPPONENT SCORE DATE ARENA CITY STATE TOURNAMENT ROUND 22 14,489 Nebraska UCLA 3-0 Dec. 9, 2005 CHI Health Center Omaha NE NCAA regional semifinals Florida Louisville 3-0 NCAA regional semifinals 23 14,299 Penn St. Stanford 3-0 Dec. 20, 2008 CHI Health Center Omaha NE NCAA final 24 14,032 Penn St. California 3-0 Dec. 18, 2010 Sprint Center Kansas City MO NCAA final

ATT. WINNER OPPONENT SCORE DATE ARENA CITY STATE TOURNAMENT ROUND 25 14,022 Nebraska *Creighton 3-2 Sept. 6, 2018 CHI Health Center Omaha NE 26 13,870 UCLA *Nebraska 3-2 Sept. 13, 2009 Bob Devaney Sports Center Lincoln NE 27 13,747 UCLA Illinois 3-1 Dec. 17, 2011 Alamodome San Antonio TX NCAA final

ATT. WINNER OPPONENT SCORE DATE ARENA CITY STATE TOURNAMENT ROUND 28 13,631 Penn St. Stanford 3-2 Dec. 15, 2007 Power Balance Pavilion Sacramento CA NCAA final 29 13,412 *Nebraska LSU 3-0 Sept. 12, 2008 Bob Devaney Sports Center Lincoln NE  

  ATT. WINNER OPPONENT SCORE DATE ARENA CITY STATE TOURNAMENT ROUND 30 13,396 *Nebraska Hawaii 3-0 Oct. 21, 2007 Bob Devaney Sports Center Lincoln NE 31 13,385 Oregon Penn St. 3-1 Dec. 13, 2012 KFC Yum! Center Louisville KY NCAA semifinals Texas Michigan 3-2

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