More About Student Football Attendance

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  1. Go2Guy

    Go2Guy Well-Known Member

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    Article from today's WSJ regarding student attendance issues. Most notable declines: KU, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Purdue. Increases: KState, UCLA

    I thought this graphic / link was interesting: Student Attendance

    "The growing number of empty seats in student sections across the U.S. is a sign of soaring ticket prices, more lopsided games and fewer matchups against longtime rivals, and the proliferation of televised games that make it easier than ever for students to keep tailgating long after kickoff."

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  2. cyhiphopp

    cyhiphopp Well-Known Member

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    Soaring prices yes, but most of those teams on the decline suck donkey nuts too. So team performance has a lot to do with it.
     
  3. Students would rather stay in the lots and smoke weed than go to the Colorado game. I tailgated there once, didn't make it to the game. Super Duper Fun.
     
  4. Go2Guy

    Go2Guy Well-Known Member

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    I would agree to some extent, but wouldn't base it on just my short summary list. Ohio St, Va Tech, Mich St have seen some small year-over-year declines. Florida, although have had struggles in only the past couple years, is most surprising and has been address in previous major media reports.
     
  5. iowa_wildcat

    iowa_wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Why would anyone want to include KU football in an otherwise great weekend?
     
  6. Go2Guy

    Go2Guy Well-Known Member

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    2008 wasn't that long ago since the Orange Bowl. But they've experienced over a 50% decline in student tix sales.
     
  7. Clone1138

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    I went to the Iowa/Wisconsin game at Kinnick last season and was surprised that their student section was maybe 60% full.
     
  8. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    I thought student attendance was totally dependent on signal strength and cell tower coverage. :smile:
     

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