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CBS:College football must innovate as FBS attendance dips for sixth straight year
Quote:In 2019, college football attendance hit a 24-year low according to the NCAA's official numbers. The FBS average of 41,477 per game is the game's lowest since 1996. That's also the fourth-lowest average nationally since 1982. (The total includes home, neutral site and bowl games.)

Quote:"I don't want to say this the wrong way," BYU AD Tom Holmoe said. "You can't just put on a game. They come [to the stadium] for entertainment. They come for the amenities. Most people don't come for the game right now."

That from an AD whose program had the fifth-biggest attendance increase in the country (7,071 more fans per game).

https://www.cbssports.com/college-footba...ince-1996/
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RE: CBS:College football must innovate as FBS attendance dips for sixth straight year
It may be worth noting that the largest deficits in annual attendance were in the most expensive programs - the P5 "royals". The G5 level conferences seem to hold on to their own or improve over that given time frame. Perhaps the most damaged part of the economy has been the newest part of the alumni contributors. The new tax laws may have hit them the hardest as well if they are having to trim family expenses to fit less income enhancements than their elders had in the past.

As we have seen with the Magic City Classic, many come to Legion Field but don't go to the game itself.

My brother (who is a retired UAB medical faculty member) still can buy UA season tickets which he gives to his children who fly in from Texas, Florida and New York for certain desirable games.
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RE: CBS:College football must innovate as FBS attendance dips for sixth straight year
It also is hard to draw flies in basketball unless you find a way to pay players and get a top 20 team.
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RE: CBS:College football must innovate as FBS attendance dips for sixth straight year
(03-10-2020 08:43 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  It also is hard to draw flies in basketball unless you find a way to pay players and get a top 20 team.

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RE: CBS:College football must innovate as FBS attendance dips for sixth straight year
The ole ticket scan question arises again...
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Never want to hear another Gump say anything about fudging attendance after looking at they WCU number. Announced over 101k. Actual 52k. Don’t get me wrong. I’d love to have 52k (which I believe we really did for the USM game during Watson’s tenure). I’ll question that number till the end of time.
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