Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Attendance by the numbers

Figures for last season are in. Some conference-centric highlights:

* The SEC was the top conference draw for the 12th straight year, averaging 76,288 per game.

* Mississippi State led the nation in attendance increase with a plus-10,339 over the year before.

* Home-game averages for each school:
-- Tennessee: 99,220 (5th nationally, but down 2,228 from 2008)
-- Georgia: 92,746 (6th)
-- LSU: 92,489 (7th)
-- Alabama: 92,012 (8th)
-- Florida: 90,635 (9th)
-- Auburn: 84,614 (13th)
-- South Carolina: 75,369 (18th)
-- Kentucky: 69,594 (22nd - never would have guessed that they outdraw Virginia Tech, UCLA, Washington and Missouri, to name a few)
-- Arkansas: 65,112 (24th)

and the rest ...
-- Ole Miss: 55,767
-- Mississippi State: 53,792
-- Vanderbilt: 35,015

* And the lowest number for any school anywhere: 150 die-hards a game at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois.

All the numbers for all the schools are here.


J said...

13th in the nation, but only 6th in the SEC. Guess we need to sit some die-hard War Eagles on top of the light fixtures at Jordan-Hare.

I love this league....