Atlantic University Sport
Sport universitaire de l'Atlantique
HeadquartersHalifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia

Atlantic University Sport (AUS) is a regional membership association for Canadian universities 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).


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 schoolsEdit

Institution Team City Province Founded Affiliation Enrollment[1] Endowment
Acadia University Axemen/Axewomen Wolfville NS 1838 Public 3,621 $40M
Cape Breton University Capers Sydney NS 2005 Public 3,107 $6.1M
Dalhousie University Tigers Halifax NS 1818 Public 15,970 $337.7M
Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks St. John's NL 1925 Public 18,172 $56M
Mount Allison University Mounties Sackville NB 1839 Public 2,486 $82.8M
Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus/Aigles Bleues Moncton NB 1864 Public 6,219 ---
University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds Fredericton NB 1785 Public 10,587 ---
University of Prince Edward Island Panthers Charlottetown PEI 1969 Public 4,435 ---
Saint Mary's University Huskies Halifax NS 1802 Public 7,281 $16.9M
St. Francis Xavier University X-Men/X-Women Antigonish NS 1853 Public 4,875 $59.4M
St. Thomas University Tommies Fredericton NB 1910 Public 2,579 ---


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.

AcadiaRaymond Field3000War Memorial Gymnasium1800Acadia Arena2300Raymond Field3000
Cape BretonNo Football -- Sullivan Field House2200No Ice Hockey5000Canada Games Complex2000
DalhousieNo Football -- Sexton Memorial Gymnasium500Dalhousie Memorial Arena1600F.B.Wickfire Memorial Field2000
MemorialNo Football -- Memorial University Fieldhouse1400No Ice Hockey6250King George V Park10,000
Mount AllisonMacAulay Field2500McCormack Gymnasium800Tantramar Regional Veteran’s Civic Centre750MacAulay Field2500
MonctonNo Football -- No Basketball -- Aréna J.-Louis-Levesque2500Moncton Stadium10000
UNBNo Football -- Richard J. CURRIE CENTER1400Aitken Centre3685Chapman Field1500
UPEINo Football -- Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre2000MacLauchlan Arena1300UPEI Field Turf3000
Saint Mary'sHuskies Stadium4000*The Tower1200Alumni Winter Arena/
Halifax Forum
Huskies Stadium4000*
St. F.X.Oland Stadium4000Oland Centre Gymnasium2500KMC1501Oland Stadium4000
St. ThomasNo Football -- No Basketball -- Grant • Harvey Centre1500No 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.)


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