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83,401 to be exact.
A record crowd turns out on a good day for Auburn football.
I'm so excited for them !!
But even they have to go into the doldrums called baseball for the next couple of months ...
Hook 'Em! ...'til early in the morn.
Guessing there's not much else to do.................
Different type of animal in the Southeast Region -- in terms of shear year round, nothing else matters but their teams and college football IMO.
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I don't think that part of it matters.
Just read that 61,067 were at the Tennessee spring game.
Kentucky also had over 50,000 -- for their FOOTBALL spring game.
I am not sure i buy that one. UK stopped taking attendance at home games after 6 games. Average tickets scanned was 32k through the first 6 games, which was over 17k below announced on average. I will believe much of the SEC attendance figures, but not UK. Football is not a religion there.
Yet attendance was down for the SEC in 2012, and the attendance Auburn drew for its spring game yesterday was more than its average home attendance for meaningful games last season. Go figure.
I know the SEC is a different animal, but all 3 teams were celebrating new beginnings with new coaches. That always changes the dynamics.
And in regard to Auburn, they wrapped the trees at Toomers Corner for the last time after the game as they are pulling them up on Tuesday. That was an emotional enough deal to bring them out of the woodwork on Sat.
Again, it is the SEC but this is not a normal circumstance. They don't get credit for a no hitter if they really only pitched a 6 hit SO.
"Three FBS and FCS conferences each set record highs for total attendance. The FBS conferences were the SEC, Pac-12 and Sun Belt. The FCS conferences were the Northeast, Missouri Valley Football and Big South."
"The Southeastern Conference, which has topped all FBS conferences in average attendance for the past 15 seasons, enjoyed a record-setting year. With the addition of two new schools to the league, Missouri and Texas A&M, the SEC set an all-time all-conference record of 7,478,304 fans in 2012."
"The SEC averaged 75,538 per game to lead all conferences. The Big Ten (70,040), Big 12 (59,004), Pac-12 (53,679) and Atlantic Coast (49,910) rounded out the top five in conference attendance."
This post was edited by Gerry Hamilton 12 months ago
Attendance should be measured as a percentage of capacity to account for different sized stadiums
Auburn fans were simply paying their respects and getting one last look at organized Auburn football before they are put on probation
I think you made an error here. Attendance did set a new record, but that was a guarantee. That happens when you add 2 new teams. Average attendance did fall to 74k was over 76k. Technically, you are both right.
This quibbling misses a bigger issue. We've had recruits insinuate that our spring game atmosphere was inferior to LSU, Bama and the rest of the SEC. They're probably right. I was at our game and I'd be surprised if we had more than 30k. It wasn't exactly electric. There is a lack of passion and excitement around Texas sports right now. I never went to spring games in the glory years so I can't tell if it is a difference in culture or the result of recent mediocre play. But spring game atmosphere is a negative relative to other programs for recruits.
BTW, I don't buy the Auburn figure looking some pics.
A lot, don't get me wrong, but probably 70-75K.
Yesterday was the last roll at Toomer's. Attendance was exaggerated, this is per multiple alums.
This post was edited by Qpackage 12 months ago
Looked like 70-75K in the stadium to me from pics. Not 90
AUB fans need to relax, its just spring football...maybe get some friends together and have a lunch outside under a big tree near campus
I'll be interested to see what our spring game attendance looks like when we have our next coach.
You are correct IMO.
Still alot of excitement at Auburn - when I lived in ATL, I went to a few AU games - the atmosphere is electric - the SEC loves football!
The spring game at Texas straight out sucks. Changes need to be made, because it comes off as scripted as a WWE PPV.
One change I would make is have the OC and DC draft 2 teams and have them play each other straight up. That way you have a mix of 1's and 2's against 1's and 2's. Even if you still run base stuff on both sides of the ball, the competition aspect is better.
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