Atlantic University Sport

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Atlantic University Sport
Sport universitaire de l'Atlantique
(AUS / SUA)
Atlantic University SportSport universitaire de l'Atlantique logo
Established 1974
Association U Sports
Division 1
Members 11
Headquarters Halifax, Nova Scotia
Website http://www.atlanticuniversitysport.com

Atlantic University Sport (AUS) is a regional membership association for universities in Atlantic Canada which assists in co-ordinating competition between their university level athletic programs and providing contact information, schedules, results, and releases about those programs and events to the public and the media. This is similar to what would be called a college athletic conference in the United States. The AUS, which covers Canada east of the province of Quebec, is one of four such bodies that are members of the country's governing body for university athletics, U Sports. The other three regional associations coordinating university-level sports in Canada are Ontario University Athletics (OUA), the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA), and Quebec Student Sport Federation (known by its French initialism of RSEQ).

History[edit]

The Atlantic Universities Athletics Association was founded in 1974, with the merging of the Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the Atlantic Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Prior to the acceptance of Memorial University of Newfoundland, the AIAA, which dates back to the late 19th century, was known as the Maritime Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The AUAA changed its name to Atlantic University Sport (AUS) in 1999.

Member schools[edit]

Full members[edit]

Institution Nickname Location Founded Type Enrollment[1] Endowment Joined
Acadia University Axemen/Axewomen Wolfville, Nova Scotia 1838 Public 3,621 $40M 1974
Cape Breton University Capers Sydney, Nova Scotia 1951 Public 3,107 $6.1M 1982
Dalhousie University Tigers Halifax, Nova Scotia 1818 Public 15,970 $337.7M 1974
Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks St. John's, Newfoundland 1925 Public 18,172 $56M  ????
Mount Allison University Mounties Sackville, New Brunswick 1839 Public 2,486 $82.8M 1974
Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus/Aigles Bleues Moncton, New Brunswick 1864 Public 6,219 ---  ????
University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds Fredericton, New Brunswick 1785 Public 10,587 --- 1974
University of Prince Edward Island Panthers Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 1969 Public 4,435 --- 1974
Saint Mary's University Huskies Halifax, Nova Scotia 1802 Public 7,281 $16.9M 1974
St. Francis Xavier University X-Men/X-Women Antigonish, Nova Scotia 1853 Public 4,875 $59.4M 1974
St. Thomas University Tommies Fredericton, New Brunswick 1910 Public 2,579 --- 1974

Single-sport members[edit]

AUS will see the arrival of its first single-sport member in the 2017–18 school year.

Institution Nickname Location Founded Type Enrollment[1] Endowment Joined Sport Primary league
Bishop's University Gaiters Sherbrooke, Quebec 1843 Public 2,756 $32.5M 2017 Football RSEQ

Facilities[edit]

Canadian athletic facilities are often listed by their "maximum capacity", which is often an estimate of their largest recorded crowd in the facility. These maximum capacities can and often do include standing room patrons and attendees seated on grass surrounding a playing field. Seated Capacity is the actual number of permanent seats, be they grandstands or permanently in use bleachers. This is why you will sometimes see larger capacities listed for these sites when searching for them on line. When capacity numbers have mismatched on source sites, unless the larger capacity could be confirmed as a seated capacity, the smaller capacity number has been listed here.

Please update with verified "seated capacities" only when the institutions release more accurate official seated capacities.

Facilities
Institution Football
Stadium
Seated
Capacity
Basketball
Arena
Seated
Capacity
Hockey
Arena(s)
Seated
Capacity
Soccer
Stadium
Seated
Capacity
Acadia Raymond Field 3,000 War Memorial Gymnasium 1,800 Acadia Arena 2,300 Raymond Field 3,000
Bishop's Coulter Field 2,200 Football-only member
Cape Breton No Football -- Sullivan Field House 2,200 No Ice Hockey -- Canada Games Complex 2,000
Dalhousie No Football -- Sexton Memorial Gymnasium 500 Halifax Forum 5,600 F.B. Wickfire Memorial Field 2,000
Memorial No Football -- Memorial University Fieldhouse 1,400 No Ice Hockey -- King George V Park 10,000
Mount Allison MacAulay Field 2,500 McCormack Gymnasium 800 Tantramar Regional Veteran’s Civic Centre 750 MacAulay Field 2,500
Moncton No Football -- No Basketball -- Aréna J.-Louis-Levesque 2,500 Moncton Stadium 10,000
UNB No Football -- Richard J. CURRIE CENTER 1,400 Aitken Centre 3,685 Chapman Field 1,500
UPEI No Football -- Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre 2,000 MacLauchlan Arena 1,300 UPEI Field Turf 3,000
Saint Mary's Huskies Stadium 4,000* The Tower 1,200 Alumni Winter Arena/
Halifax Forum
1,200/
5,600
Huskies Stadium 4,000*
St. F.X. Oland Stadium 4,000 Oland Centre Gymnasium 2,500 KMC 1,501 Oland Stadium 4,000
St. Thomas No Football -- No Basketball -- Grant • Harvey Centre 1,500 No Soccer --

Moncton has built a new 10,000-seat on-campus stadium designed in part to host football. It is unclear if the University will be adding the sport.

(*Saint Mary's Huskies Stadium has a listed capacity of 9,000, but the accuracy of this as a fixed seated capacity is questionable. Articles have suggested that permanent seating is only 4,000,[2] but note that temporary seating can get the capacity up to 9-11,000. Additionally, attendees often sit on the grass and the grassy areas are likely included in this official capacity of 9,000. Seated capacity would only refer to the grandstands and any permanent seats or bleachers.)

(Data mined from the U Sports homepage's member directory[3] and WorldStadiums.com.[4] The members directory numbers seem to be ballpark figures in some cases.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Full-time plus Part-time Enrollment" (PDF). Association of Atlantic Universities. 2009-10-14. Retrieved 2009-12-04. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Huskies stadium capacity
  3. ^ U Sports directory Archived July 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ World Stadiums.com

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