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Atlantic University Sport
Atlantic University Sport
Sport universitaire de l'Atlantique
AUS / SUA
Atlantic University Sport Logo.svg
Established1974
AssociationU Sports
Division1
Members11 (+ 1 football-only associate)
HeadquartersHalifax, Nova Scotia
CommissionerMr. Phil Currie
Websitehttp://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 (CW), and Quebec Student Sport Federation (known by its French initialism of RSEQ).

History

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

Full members

Locations of the Nova Scotia and PEI based Atlantic University Sport member institutions
Locations of the New Brunswick based Atlantic University Sport member institutions
Locations of the Newfoundland based Atlantic University Sport member institution

Single-sport members

The AUS accepted its first ever single-sport member at the start of the 2017-18 school year, when the Bishop's Gaiters football team transferred from the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ).

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

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
Seated
Capacity
Soccer
Stadium
Seated
Capacity
Acadia Raymond Field 3,000 War Memorial Gymnasium 1,800 Andrew H. McCain 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 Croix-Bleue Medavie 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 The Dauphinee Centre 1,200 Huskies Stadium 2,000[2]
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 o Harvey Centre 1,500 No Soccer --

(Data mined from the U Sports homepage's member directory[3] and WorldStadiums.com.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Full-time plus Part-time Enrollment". Association of Atlantic Universities. 2009-10-14. Retrieved .[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ https://smu.ca/campus-life/smufit-about-huskies-stadium.html
  3. ^ U Sports directory Archived July 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ World Stadiums.com

External links


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