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    Spring Game Attendance

    I'll preface my observations with first saying that I couldn't make the spring game last year due to a prior committment, so I don't know what attendance was like last year. However, was it just me or did it seem like we had the largest attendance we've had in while for the spring game? The lower West side looked nearly full. My favorite part is also always the tailgating, and it seemed to me like a record tailgate for one too. Am I right in this or just delusional?

    I know it is somewhat impossible to tell attendance exactly, as the university doesn't take a count on people coming in, so it really comes down to an eyeball test. This good attendance also says a lot beings how the weather prospects coming in were pretty dicey at best, even though the bad weather mostly held off until a little sprinkling in the 4th quarter.



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    Re: Spring Game Attendance

    I thought it was great, ive only been to 5 or so but I think this was the highest yet. I also noticed that the tailgating was good as opposed to years past.

    One observation, I generally dont enjoy the spring game to much because its so dead and quiet in the stadium, I think they should play music and the siren ect and do the first down thing just like games. Would make the crowd expierience more entertaining imo.

    I do however realize this is a practice so it would make it near impossible for the players to hear the coaches ect.



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    Re: Spring Game Attendance

    It's been exactly the same for the last 5 years IMO. You can probably go back and find threads saying how the lower level of one side was "almost full". Truth is, it was probably only just over half full if you put 1 person on every seat.

    4-5k is about right.



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    Re: Spring Game Attendance

    I thought there was more last year, but could just be my different vantage point.



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    Re: Spring Game Attendance

    well, and weather was ****** this year, so having 5K+ was nice.


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    Re: Spring Game Attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    well, and weather was ****** this year, so having 5K+ was nice.
    was worse last year, freezing cold and windy.



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    Re: Spring Game Attendance

    I thought the turnout was pretty good considering that in previous years it had fallen on the Saturday of VEISHEA. This is also a reason that tailgating was probably better too.

    I thought we had a few more than last year but I might I wouldn't be surprised if it was about the same.



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    Re: Spring Game Attendance

    Lot of folks there, but security was pretty lax. Me and my 3 buddies walked right down to the sidelines for most of the 2nd half.


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    Re: Spring Game Attendance

    Josh Lenz said it was definitely the biggest crowd we have had while he was here FWIW. On twitter.



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    Re: Spring Game Attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    was worse last year, freezing cold and windy.
    yeah, but that was at least a Veishea saturday.


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    Re: Spring Game Attendance

    I think it is terrible not to have at least 20,000



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    Re: Spring Game Attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by isuforlife View Post
    I think it is terrible not to have at least 20,000
    Why does it matter?



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    Re: Spring Game Attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by isuforlife View Post
    I think it is terrible not to have at least 20,000
    You're smoking something if you think we're gonna get 20K at a spring game.



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    Re: Spring Game Attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by Brentwood View Post
    Lot of folks there, but security was pretty lax. Me and my 3 buddies walked right down to the sidelines for most of the 2nd half.
    Did you guys get put in on the O-line for a series or two?


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    Re: Spring Game Attendance

    I think Missouri had 15,000. Decent benchmark.



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