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Atlantic University Sport

Atlantic University Sport
Sport universitaire de l'Atlantique
Atlantic University SportSport universitaire de l'Atlantique logo
Established 1974
Association CIS
Division 1
Members 11
Headquarters Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia

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, Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). The other three regional associations coordinating university-level sports in Canada are Ontario University Athletics (OUA), the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA), and Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ).


  • History 1
  • Member schools 2
  • Facilities 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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

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


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.

Institution Football
Acadia Raymond Field 3000 War Memorial Gymnasium 1800 Acadia Arena 2300 Raymond Field 3000
Cape Breton No Football -- Sullivan Field House 2200 No Ice Hockey 5000 Canada Games Complex 2000
Dalhousie No Football -- Sexton Memorial Gymnasium 500 Dalhousie Memorial Arena 1600 F.B. Wickfire Memorial Field 2000
Memorial No Football -- Memorial University Fieldhouse 1400 No Ice Hockey 6250 King George V Park 10,000
Mount Allison MacAulay Field 2500 McCormack Gymnasium 800 Tantramar Regional Veteran’s Civic Centre 750 MacAulay Field 2500
Moncton No Football -- No Basketball -- Aréna J.-Louis-Levesque 2500 Moncton Stadium 10000
UNB No Football -- Richard J. CURRIE CENTER 1400 Aitken Centre 3685 Chapman Field 1500
UPEI No Football -- Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre 2000 MacLauchlan Arena 1300 UPEI Field Turf 3000
Saint Mary's Huskies Stadium 4000* The Tower 1200 Alumni Winter Arena/
Halifax Forum
Huskies Stadium 4000*
St. F.X. Oland Stadium 4000 Oland Centre Gymnasium 2500 KMC 1501 Oland Stadium 4000
St. Thomas No Football -- No Basketball -- Grant • Harvey Centre 1500 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 9000, but the accuracy of this as a fixed seated capacity is questionable. Articles have suggested that permanent seating is only 4000,[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 9000. Seated capacity would only refer to the grandstands and any permanent seats or bleachers.)

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


  1. ^ "Full-time plus Part-time Enrollment" (PDF). Association of Atlantic Universities. 2009-10-14. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  2. ^ Huskies stadium capacity
  3. ^ CIS directory
  4. ^ World

External links

  • Official website
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