FCS Football – Average Attendance per Game

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  • #2527

    TheFan
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    http://web1.ncaa.org/mfb/2010/Internet/ … NDANCE.pdf

    61. Holy Cross – 7,615
    68. Lehigh – 6,815
    69. Lafayette – 6,779
    72. Colgate – 6,720
    86. Bucknell – 5,352
    96. Fordham – 4, 291
    110. Georgetown – 2,538

    #2528
    ngineer
    ngineer
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    Sad. In years past I would expect 10-12,000 at Goodman for the upcoming Colgate game. I will be shocked if there are even close to 10,000 in the stands. Colgate will bring very few along, and over half the student body will be doing "other things". With LC hosting "The Game" this year, they’ll end up with hightest average attendance in the league.

    #2529

    TheFan
    Participant

    TheFan predicts an attendance of 9,628 for the Colgate at Lehigh game….

    #2535
    ngineer
    ngineer
    Participant

    I’ll say 8,902. ;)

    #2537

    engineer91
    Participant

    "ngineer" wrote: I’ll say 8,902. ;)

    8,903 :lol:

    #2538

    LU65
    Participant

    To put this year’s number in perspective, consider the following:

    A. 10,451 fans will be needed on Saturday to surpass the decade low mark of 7,542 set during the 2008 season.

    B. 13,390 supporters of college football will be needed at Goodman this weekend to match last year’s season average mark of 8,130.

    C. The steady decline in home attendance since the turn of the century – whether we host the L-L Game or not.

    Hosting Years
    2001 11,656
    2003 10,683
    2005 10,656
    2007 9,854
    2009 8,130

    Travel Years
    2002 10,179
    2004 9,101
    2006 9,160
    2008 7,542
    2010 ?????

    What can be done to stem the tide?

    #2541

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    Dynamite the casino?

    #2542
    sundayamqb
    sundayamqb
    Participant

    Casino:

    Can someone put $10 on 9,591?

    Maybe that’s the way to pack’m in …

    They get live dealers yet?

    #2543

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    I looked into this on my blog today, and found some stuff out:

    http://lehighfootballnation.blogspot.co … -wont.html

    It talks a lot about specific issues with Lehigh and Colgate in terms of attendance, but it actually goes into larger issues with scheduling and planning of campus events. It’s family weekend up at Colgate this weekend, virtually guaranteeing no visiting turnout at the game and ruining a potential weekend where family and alums might attend a game. Shouldn’t schools do a better job with this?

    Family weekend used to be a big time – not all that long ago, either – where students and family went to spend time together. Family would spring for tickets for themselves, and students would get in for free. Bigger crowds, rents happy, more fun. But now, family weekend at Lehigh and Colgate are on non-football weekends, wrecking four different weekends for fans to travel and less to do athletically on family weekend.

    I think that’s a big reason why attendance has been bad this year.

    #2546

    TheFan
    Participant

    Lehigh’s actual attendance for each game this year

    DATE OPPONENT W/L SCORE ATTEND
    ———— ———————— — —– ——
    Sep 04, 2010 at Drake W 28-14 3628
    Sep 11, 2010 #2 VILLANOVA L 0-35 8168
    Sep 18, 2010 PRINCETON W 35-22 6344
    Sep 25 2010 at New Hampshire L 10-31 8144
    Oct 09, 2010 FORDHAM W 21-17 5176
    Oct 16, 2010 at Harvard W 21-19 12252
    *Oct 23, 2010 BUCKNELL W 32-10 7571

    #2556
    sundayamqb
    sundayamqb
    Participant

    Actual attendance: 6,784 — embarrassing, particularly for a game of this magnitude.

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