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    Shocking attendance KSU vs ISU

    This isn't meant to bash KSU's fanbase but it just got me thinking what our attendance would be looking like if we were ranked the #2 in the nation.

    This past weekend KSU only had ~50,500 at their game on ABC. This was a real surprise to me. I dont know if they allow any seating on their 2 hillsides or not. But take a look at their top 10 attendances.


    • 53,811 Nebraska, November 11, 2000 (W, 29-28)
    • 53,310 Oklahoma, October 16, 2004 (L, 21-31)
    • 53,011 Oklahoma, October 14, 2000 (L, 31-41)
    • 52,254 Kansas, October 9, 1999 (W, 50-9)
    • 52,234 Nebraska, October 23, 2004 (W, 45-21)
    • 52,221 Nebraska, November 16, 2002 (W, 49-13)
    • 52,077 Colorado, November 6, 1999 (W, 20-14)
    • 51,614 Kansas, October 25, 2003 (W, 42-6)
    • 51,536 Colorado, October 18, 2003 (W, 49-20)
    • 51,234 Missouri, November 20, 1999 (W, 66-0)


    They haven't cracked the top 10 in attendance since 2004. I know that Pollard capped our attendance at 56,800 for the KSU game this year, but what would our attendance and ticket demand be if we were undefeated and ranked #2 in the nation?



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    Re: Shocking attendance KSU vs ISU

    Our attendance would be 56,800 but you woudn't be able to scalp a ticket for under $200.



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    Re: Shocking attendance KSU vs ISU

    They have made upgrades at the stadium since 2004. The current capacity is listed at 50,000.



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    Re: Shocking attendance KSU vs ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by isufan View Post
    Our attendance would be 56,800 but you woudn't be able to scalp a ticket for under $200.
    Cleverly funny!



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    Re: Shocking attendance KSU vs ISU

    I think we would no doubt have over 60,000 in our stadium if we had K-State's record and ranking. Obviously we can't fit 60k in Jack Trice.

    Okie State also has interesting attendance. They have a stadium that can hold 60k, but they have never sold out in the current configuration. Not even last season when they played Oklahoma at home and won the Big 12 title.



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    Re: Shocking attendance KSU vs ISU

    Our fan base is bigger than both KSU and OSU IMO



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    Re: Shocking attendance KSU vs ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by Luth4Cy View Post
    I think we would no doubt have over 60,000 in our stadium if we had K-State's record and ranking. Obviously we can't fit 60k in Jack Trice.

    Okie State also has interesting attendance. They have a stadium that can hold 60k, but they have never sold out in the current configuration. Not even last season when they played Oklahoma at home and won the Big 12 title.
    I've heard they have insanely high ticket prices.


    Plus, their fanbase is probably smaller than ours. Oklahoma is a little bigger than Iowa in total population, and they have another BCS program which is one of the Top 10 in the history of the game to contend with. Imagine the size of our fanbase if Iowa was actually the program they think they are.


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    Re: Shocking attendance KSU vs ISU

    IMO, we do an awesome job of following our team, epecially given our history. If you compare us to programs like Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, KSU, OSU, Purdue, etc we are pretty similar or better in terms of following yet have a similar or more likely, worse history.

    We have an awesome, loyal fanbase to build on. CPR is taking us to the next step and it's pretty dang exciting.



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    Re: Shocking attendance KSU vs ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by farminclone View Post
    IMO, we do an awesome job of following our team, epecially given our history. If you compare us to programs like Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, KSU, OSU, Purdue, etc we are pretty similar or better in terms of following yet have a similar or more likely, worse history.

    We have an awesome, loyal fanbase to build on. CPR is taking us to the next step and it's pretty dang exciting.
    Exactly what I was thinking. We have an extremely loyal fanbase and if we were ranked this high during the season there would be such a high demand for tickets considering the enthusiasm CPR has brought to the program. I just hope that we can catch a break and have a year like OSU last year and KSU this year. If that would ever happen, heck, I know a number of Iowa fans that would come to a game or two to check out the team in person. Hope we can catch a big break in the upcoming years.



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    Re: Shocking attendance KSU vs ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by farminclone View Post
    IMO, we do an awesome job of following our team, epecially given our history. If you compare us to programs like Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, KSU, OSU, Purdue, etc we are pretty similar or better in terms of following yet have a similar or more likely, worse history.

    We have an awesome, loyal fanbase to build on. CPR is taking us to the next step and it's pretty dang exciting.
    Would love to see the numbers. I have no doubt we have the best attendance vs. W-L record in the nation. How can you dispute that we have the best fans in the nation?


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    Re: Shocking attendance KSU vs ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by farminclone View Post
    IMO, we do an awesome job of following our team, epecially given our history. If you compare us to programs like Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, KSU, OSU, Purdue, etc we are pretty similar or better in terms of following yet have a similar or more likely, worse history.

    We have an awesome, loyal fanbase to build on. CPR is taking us to the next step and it's pretty dang exciting.
    It is going to be interesting to see the WVU attendance. Not tickets sold, I understand that will be over 50,000. But how many actual butts in the seat will there be?

    Seems like our fanbase has come a long ways from the poor Thanksgiving weekend attendance against MU in 2005(?) when the North title was on the line.

    CPR and Jamie are really building something special. Just think, we have not really been rewarded with a great home victory this year and have had three opportunities (Tech, KSU, OU) get away. But the fans seem to be still coming back, game after game, to support the boys.

    I guess WVU will be a real tell, especially if it is cold. Probably depends also on what our record is at that time.

    Also interesting that if we beat UT, we hurt KSU's chances at NC game. UT now winning and making top 20 BCS is helping KSU.



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    Re: Shocking attendance KSU vs ISU

    k-state has been sold out for every game save one. the sro hill side at 'the bill' is pretty bad for viewing the game. some areas of the field can't be seen. seating capacity at 'the bill' is 50k.

    i know this is of interest to some klein watchers: Kansas State coach Snyder hopes injured Klein can play against TCU - NCAA Football - CBSSports.com News, Scores, Stats, Schedule and BCS Rankings

    and here's what the stadium will look like when you visit next year.

    West Stadium Center at Bill Snyder Family Stadium


    Last edited by tmcats; 11-05-2012 at 01:39 PM.

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    Re: Shocking attendance KSU vs ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by tmcats View Post
    k-state has been sold out for every game save one. the sro hill side at 'the bill' is pretty bad for viewing the game. some areas of the field can't be seen. seating capacity at 'the bill' is 50k.

    i know this is of interest to some klein watchers: Kansas State coach Snyder hopes injured Klein can play against TCU - NCAA Football - CBSSports.com News, Scores, Stats, Schedule and BCS Rankings

    and here's what the stadium will look like when you visit next year.

    West Stadium Center at Bill Snyder Family Stadium
    That's cool except I hate no color more than purple.



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    Re: Shocking attendance KSU vs ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by tmcats View Post
    k-state has been sold out for every game save one. the sro hill side at 'the bill' is pretty bad for viewing the game. some areas of the field can't be seen. seating capacity at 'the bill' is 50k.

    i know this is of interest to some klein watchers: Kansas State coach Snyder hopes injured Klein can play against TCU - NCAA Football - CBSSports.com News, Scores, Stats, Schedule and BCS Rankings

    and here's what the stadium will look like when you visit next year.

    West Stadium Center at Bill Snyder Family Stadium
    We've decided to take a 4 year hiatus from going to Manhattan so we'll be expecting to see you in Ames again next year.



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    Re: Shocking attendance KSU vs ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by tmcats View Post
    k-state has been sold out for every game save one. the sro hill side at 'the bill' is pretty bad for viewing the game. some areas of the field can't be seen. seating capacity at 'the bill' is 50k.

    i know this is of interest to some klein watchers: Kansas State coach Snyder hopes injured Klein can play against TCU - NCAA Football - CBSSports.com News, Scores, Stats, Schedule and BCS Rankings

    and here's what the stadium will look like when you visit next year.

    West Stadium Center at Bill Snyder Family Stadium
    Looks good, what will capacity be next year / when everything is finished?

    As of now ISU has the 6th largest stadium by capacity in the conference (ahead of KSU, KU, BU, TCU) and I don't want to fall backwards



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