The 2020 season will mark the 21st straight season of Lobo volleyball in the Johnson Center. In 2013 Lobo Volleyball ranked 29th in the nation in attendance, averaging 1,418 fans during the 16 home matches. 22,693 Lobo fans watched the Lobo Volleyball team play in 2013, and as a result, Lobo Volleyball had the second-highest attendance average in the Mountain West. Lobo Volleyball has been selected to consecutive NCAA tournament appearances (2009 & 2010).
The Lobo faithful have piled into Johnson, rooting for the program from its inception until 1996, when they moved to WisePies Arena aka The Pit. From 1996 to 1999 at The Pit, the Lobos averaged 1,026 people per game. UNM returned to the Johnson Center in 2000. In 2010, the Lobos averages 2,232 fans during its 15 home matchs, which was good for tops in the MW and 12th in the nation in attendance.
In Johnson Center, the Lobos have exclusive access to the Lobo Team Room. This room features work areas and computers to study, a leather couch for a little relaxation and numerous awards and plaques that decorated the walls to remind the team of its successful past. Outside the team room, UNM’s All-Americans are honored as their jerseys are showcased. Across the hall is the Lobo Alumni Wall, which features autographs from former players.
Johnson Center is located on the southern end of UNM’s main campus, just off Central Avenue. Take the Central Avenue exit off of I-25 and head east on Central Avenue. Take a left on Yale and a right on to Redondo Road. Johnson Center will be on the left after the parking garage. There are two parking areas, the parking garage located in front of the Johnson Center and Lot A across the street (Redondo Road) from the Johnson Center. There is a charge for parking for weekday events at Johnson Center.