College Football's Growing Attendance Problem - WSJ.com

https://www.wsj.com/articles/college-footballs-growing-problem-empty-seats-1535634001

They have a chart with announced attendance and scanned tickets.

Houston: 195,499 Announced & 130,580 Scanned

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Other notables:

East Carolina* 257,090 125,132
Cincinnati 170,603 92,403
Memphis 233,150 127,153
Connecticut 122,007 85,939
USF 188,408 135,070
Navy 173780 173780

UTEP 97,740 45,444
Texas State 104,680 53,976
UTSA 114,104 74,385
Texas Tech 330,390 217,718
North Texas 134,174 93,451
Texas A&M 592,561 429,938

Florida State 425,658 241,516
Arkansas 406,514 235,294
Kansas 186,490 109,521
Mississippi 410,414 243,323
Rutgers 278,245 171,657
Illinois 276,003 172,173
California 219,290 136,954
Maryland 237,859 156,192
Oregon State 208,524 139,223
Arizona 255,791 172,446
Minnesota 310,506 210,909

teams not included in the data said they don’t keep scanned ticket counts, had invalid counts, didn’t respond or are exempt from public-records law; private schools are not required to comply

This included Texas and UCF as they weren’t included.

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It’s a good thing for Rice. Their 20K last week looked more like 2K - mostly PVAM.

My question, is it really an attendance “problem” if people still buy the tickets?

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Not really since the program still makes money. It is a loss of revenue for parking/concessions/etc.

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Navy runs a tight ship.

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That works out to 21,763 actual butts in seats per game.

Any other questions on why we hired Kendal Briles?

Or…they don’t “scan” !

I don’t buy 100%

Are students “scanned” or just admitted by showing their ID ?

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Turnstile, no scanning.

Been there. Not a lot to do there if you don’t own a boat . . . . .

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