Rich brings up some scary stuff — the relative lack of attendance by undergrads.
Reasons(?): travel (even if it’s over hill), more events on campus (women’s sports, other special-interest events, more diverse student population), more women, more students from abroad.
I think I’ve worried about this before, but what does the future hold with regard to attendance? Many attendees now are older — sure seems like they skew that way. Wonder if athletics department has done any kind of research to predict future giving, attendance trends, given the factors above and more …