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    Official Attendence Numbers

    Are the official attendence numbers for NCAA football games based on the number of tickets sold for a game? or are they based on the actual number of people that attend the game? Does anyone know where to find this info in writing?



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    Re: Official Attendence Numbers

    when they announce it at games they say "paid attendence" so it is tickets sold



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    Re: Official Attendence Numbers

    Yeah... I don't think they actually count numbers as people go in... unless everyone has a ticket stub that gets torn off and it gets saved and counted later.



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    Re: Official Attendence Numbers

    anyone have a link to a website that explains this?



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    Re: Official Attendence Numbers

    They have the little clickers at the gates counting people. I have seen them before.



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    Re: Official Attendence Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by redrocker View Post
    They have the little clickers at the gates counting people. I have seen them before.
    Not at football and MBB games, though. They have those at wrestling, gymnastics and WBB games; haven't seen them at football or MBB.


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    Re: Official Attendence Numbers

    There's no way they could keep track of ticket stubs and such. There's been times where I've seen people forget their tickets and still somehow get in. ( They must have known the usher or something)


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    Re: Official Attendence Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    Not at football and MBB games, though. They have those at wrestling, gymnastics and WBB games; haven't seen them at football or MBB.
    Are you sure? I thought I have seen those before, but then again after 4 hours of tailgating with some frosty beverages, I would be suprised if Spuds MacKenzie himself was taking my ticket


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    Re: Official Attendence Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by redrocker View Post
    Are you sure? I thought I have seen those before, but then again after 4 hours of tailgating with some frosty beverages, I would be suprised if Spuds MacKenzie himself was taking my ticket
    Positive. At the football games, I'm usually in the line of students waiting at the gate to get in, and I know they don't count tickets; they just tear them and let us run in. Same with MBB games. Sometimes they don't even tear my ticket. I've always been clicked at the Olympic sports though.


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    Re: Official Attendence Numbers

    we need to have the counting tripod deals that one walks through...



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    Re: Official Attendence Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUclones33 View Post
    we need to have the counting tripod deals that one walks through...
    You mean a turnstile?


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    Re: Official Attendence Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by crawfy54 View Post
    when they announce it at games they say "paid attendence" so it is tickets sold
    If you check the boxscore for any college football game, there is always a listing simply for attendance. ISU, like all schools, counts tickets sold as well as estimates of everyone else at the game. This includes players, coaches, band, ushers, officials, concession workers, security, media, etc. Attendance is almost always overstated because the system in use includes no-shows. Most stadium attendance records are for night games as there are usually additional security and concession workers present.



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