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"college football attendance — as well as many other collegiate and pro sports — has witnessed steady decreases over the last decade. Since reaching an all-time high in 2008 at 46,971 average fans, home FBS attendance has now dipped below the 40-thousand mark."

https://athleticdirectoru.com/articles/d...e-problem/

CUSA avg. 2021 - 18,361

UAB avg. 2021 - 25,629
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RE: FBS Attendance
(12-29-2021 05:54 PM)BlazeOn Wrote:  "college football attendance — as well as many other collegiate and pro sports — has witnessed steady decreases over the last decade. Since reaching an all-time high in 2008 at 46,971 average fans, home FBS attendance has now dipped below the 40-thousand mark."

https://athleticdirectoru.com/articles/d...e-problem/

CUSA avg. 2021 - 18,361

UAB avg. 2021 - 25,629

Not too bad.
12-29-2021 07:15 PM
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RE: FBS Attendance
Absolutely no way that was accurate for UAB this past year.
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RE: FBS Attendance
(12-29-2021 07:45 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  Absolutely no way that was accurate for UAB this past year.

It’s correct. It’s tickets sold and it’s good. I expect attendance to grow 1,500 to 2,500 per year.
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RE: FBS Attendance
(12-29-2021 07:45 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  Absolutely no way that was accurate for UAB this past year.

I doubt there are many accurate numbers on there, regardless of the school.
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RE: FBS Attendance
Man, if this board any more upbeat, it would be a funeral.
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RE: FBS Attendance
(12-29-2021 07:45 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  Absolutely no way that was accurate for UAB this past year.

95% of schools post sold attendance and not butts-in-seats attendance. There are only a few who do not.

Actual attendance almost always translates to 60-75% of announced for every school, that includes P5s and SEC teams.

Our attendance this year was fantastic considering we started home games in October and our opponents averaged an over 10 hour drive to come to the game. The only home opponent within 8 hours driving distance was La. Tech. We didn't get to host a FCS or nearby Alabama school to pad the early September attendance numbers either. Not getting to host a September game itself is significant when it comes to actual attendance. If we had we would be looking at a 27 or 28k average for the year.

Good year. Hopefully we see an increase next year.
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RE: FBS Attendance
(12-30-2021 12:13 AM)ShrackUAB Wrote:  
(12-29-2021 07:45 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  Absolutely no way that was accurate for UAB this past year.

95% of schools post sold attendance and not butts-in-seats attendance. There are only a few who do not.

Actual attendance almost always translates to 60-75% of announced for every school, that includes P5s and SEC teams.

Our attendance this year was fantastic considering we started home games in October and our opponents averaged an over 10 hour drive to come to the game. The only home opponent within 8 hours driving distance was La. Tech. We didn't get to host a FCS or nearby Alabama school to pad the early September attendance numbers either. Not getting to host a September game itself is significant when it comes to actual attendance. If we had we would be looking at a 27 or 28k average for the year.

Good year. Hopefully we see an increase next year.
Thank you for a rational, positive observation on current and future attendance. The combination of rational and positive seem quite rare on this forum these days.
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RE: FBS Attendance
(12-30-2021 04:04 PM)Ranger1386c Wrote:  
(12-30-2021 12:13 AM)ShrackUAB Wrote:  
(12-29-2021 07:45 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  Absolutely no way that was accurate for UAB this past year.

95% of schools post sold attendance and not butts-in-seats attendance. There are only a few who do not.

Actual attendance almost always translates to 60-75% of announced for every school, that includes P5s and SEC teams.

Our attendance this year was fantastic considering we started home games in October and our opponents averaged an over 10 hour drive to come to the game. The only home opponent within 8 hours driving distance was La. Tech. We didn't get to host a FCS or nearby Alabama school to pad the early September attendance numbers either. Not getting to host a September game itself is significant when it comes to actual attendance. If we had we would be looking at a 27 or 28k average for the year.

Good year. Hopefully we see an increase next year.
Thank you for a rational, positive observation on current and future attendance. The combination of rational and positive seem quite rare on this forum these days.
It’s nice to read positive posts from time to time.

‘BlazinAnswer’ are the worst.
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RE: FBS Attendance
(12-30-2021 04:04 PM)Ranger1386c Wrote:  
(12-30-2021 12:13 AM)ShrackUAB Wrote:  
(12-29-2021 07:45 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  Absolutely no way that was accurate for UAB this past year.

95% of schools post sold attendance and not butts-in-seats attendance. There are only a few who do not.

Actual attendance almost always translates to 60-75% of announced for every school, that includes P5s and SEC teams.

Our attendance this year was fantastic considering we started home games in October and our opponents averaged an over 10 hour drive to come to the game. The only home opponent within 8 hours driving distance was La. Tech. We didn't get to host a FCS or nearby Alabama school to pad the early September attendance numbers either. Not getting to host a September game itself is significant when it comes to actual attendance. If we had we would be looking at a 27 or 28k average for the year.

Good year. Hopefully we see an increase next year.
Thank you for a rational, positive observation on current and future attendance. The combination of rational and positive seem quite rare on this forum these days.


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The negativity just gets old.
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Excited to see what a normal schedule looks like in protective next year... Hope they announce the opening home game soon.
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RE: FBS Attendance
(12-30-2021 04:47 PM)mobileblazer Wrote:  
(12-30-2021 04:04 PM)Ranger1386c Wrote:  
(12-30-2021 12:13 AM)ShrackUAB Wrote:  
(12-29-2021 07:45 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  Absolutely no way that was accurate for UAB this past year.

95% of schools post sold attendance and not butts-in-seats attendance. There are only a few who do not.

Actual attendance almost always translates to 60-75% of announced for every school, that includes P5s and SEC teams.

Our attendance this year was fantastic considering we started home games in October and our opponents averaged an over 10 hour drive to come to the game. The only home opponent within 8 hours driving distance was La. Tech. We didn't get to host a FCS or nearby Alabama school to pad the early September attendance numbers either. Not getting to host a September game itself is significant when it comes to actual attendance. If we had we would be looking at a 27 or 28k average for the year.

Good year. Hopefully we see an increase next year.
Thank you for a rational, positive observation on current and future attendance. The combination of rational and positive seem quite rare on this forum these days.
It’s nice to read positive posts from time to time.

‘BlazinAnswer’ are the worst.

Yes. I don’t enjoy sunshine pumping but the constant stream of know-it-all negativity from a few expert couch coaches is quite tiresome. Not much fun to read the same repetitive and predictable crap every day. Teams are never perfect. Coaches make mistakes and are hard headed. Some decisions yield poor results. Some teams have better players or some games we get out coached. Happens everywhere in sports. Call it out if you must and then move on. Please.
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There are a few places and times that the button in your friend.
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(12-30-2021 06:45 PM)Ranger1386c Wrote:  
(12-30-2021 04:47 PM)mobileblazer Wrote:  
(12-30-2021 04:04 PM)Ranger1386c Wrote:  
(12-30-2021 12:13 AM)ShrackUAB Wrote:  
(12-29-2021 07:45 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  Absolutely no way that was accurate for UAB this past year.

95% of schools post sold attendance and not butts-in-seats attendance. There are only a few who do not.

Actual attendance almost always translates to 60-75% of announced for every school, that includes P5s and SEC teams.

Our attendance this year was fantastic considering we started home games in October and our opponents averaged an over 10 hour drive to come to the game. The only home opponent within 8 hours driving distance was La. Tech. We didn't get to host a FCS or nearby Alabama school to pad the early September attendance numbers either. Not getting to host a September game itself is significant when it comes to actual attendance. If we had we would be looking at a 27 or 28k average for the year.

Good year. Hopefully we see an increase next year.
Thank you for a rational, positive observation on current and future attendance. The combination of rational and positive seem quite rare on this forum these days.
It’s nice to read positive posts from time to time.

‘BlazinAnswer’ are the worst.

Yes. I don’t enjoy sunshine pumping but the constant stream of know-it-all negativity from a few expert couch coaches is quite tiresome. Not much fun to read the same repetitive and predictable crap every day. Teams are never perfect. Coaches make mistakes and are hard headed. Some decisions yield poor results. Some teams have better players or some games we get out coached. Happens everywhere in sports. Call it out if you must and then move on. Please.

This!
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(12-30-2021 05:09 PM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  The negativity just gets old.

Very much so.
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(12-30-2021 05:27 PM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  Excited to see what a normal schedule looks like in protective next year... Hope they announce the opening home game soon.

I would think either Alabama State or Alabama A&M... OR, perhaps Jackson State and Neon Deion... any of these three would provide a great turnout (the latter perhaps the biggest, honestly), and factor in the good vibes from the bowl win... I'm thinking a big crowd to kick off the 2022 season... you still have to factor in the pandemic issue from this past season, where some folks just aren't going to get into a crowd... hopefully it will be quelled significantly by next fall...
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It's not Jackson State. They have the opening opponent but for some reason have not announced it. Could have something to do with the exact date.
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(12-31-2021 12:12 PM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  It's not Jackson State. They have the opening opponent but for some reason have not announced it. Could have something to do with the exact date.

I’m hoping for a Thursday night. We’ve had great crowds on opening Thursdays. Huge crowd against Savannah State who may have brought 150 people. It was all UAB fans for that one.
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We need an opening Thursday and hopefully at least 2 home games in September and two in October. We draw our best crowds before Oct. 20 historically. Would be great if there is at least one other midweek home game.

Hard to know impact of realignment on schedule but if the old schedule was in place we would have been looking at home FCS (presumably), Georgia Southern and conference home games against UTSA, Marshall, Southern Miss and North Texas. That would have been a strong slate for attendance.
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