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FCS Attendance 2021 for all teams.
« on: February 06, 2022, 07:16:32 PM »
We were at #17 with a little over 10k per game average. Seems a little high.

https://herosports.com/2021-fcs-attendance-leaders-bzbz/amp/

 


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Re: FCS Attendance 2021 for all teams.
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2022, 08:38:44 PM »
Interesting, so it looks as if thinking  always fielding a winning team will pack the house is not true.

NDSU wins a lot and their attendance has dropped three straight years.

UNI wins a lot and they rank 53 with 6700+

Eastern Wash wins a lot and come in at 63 at 4700 +

Impressed with Jackson St, at 42000+, seems some schools have fans that love to show up.
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Re: FCS Attendance 2021 for all teams.
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2022, 08:41:08 AM »
The emergence of quality video streaming and ESPN+ has been a mixed blessing.  It enables us to watch all the road football and basketball games, and some Olympic sports.  But at the same time it allows casual fans to watch home games from the comfort of their living rooms.

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Re: FCS Attendance 2021 for all teams.
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2022, 09:26:02 AM »
No way any school at our level sees 42k. Not even in the realm of possibility. They have to be moving up though. Signing their 5th major prospect for a reason. They may see 42k on a year where they host the dance band competition, but that is only once every 5-7 years. If they are not moving up, they are the team to beat in 2022.

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Re: FCS Attendance 2021 for all teams.
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2022, 10:59:02 AM »
No way any school at our level sees 42k. Not even in the realm of possibility. They have to be moving up though. Signing their 5th major prospect for a reason. They may see 42k on a year where they host the dance band competition, but that is only once every 5-7 years. If they are not moving up, they are the team to beat in 2022.

Remember that historically black colleges often play their "home" football games in pro stadiums in southern cities with huge African-American populations.  These are important community events and started way back in the days of Jim Crow segregation.  If Jackson State is reporting 42k, logically they played several of these "cla$$ic" contests off campus.