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    Iowa State second to last in attendance in Big 12

    I was very surprised to see Iowa State was second to last in the big 12 for average attendance for football games. Hopefully after the spark we had this past year from our football team we can get that number higher!
    Four Big 12 teams rank among NCAA top 20 in attendance - Big 12 Blog - ESPN


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    Re: Iowa State second to last in attendance in Big 12

    Given capacity, ISU can't increase their standing much more.



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    Re: Iowa State second to last in attendance in Big 12

    Im guessing the only stadium smaller is BU, so there isnt much we can do



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    Re: Iowa State second to last in attendance in Big 12

    No this isn't stadium capacity, it is average attendance for last season's football games. Our average attendance is about 84% of our capacity.


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    Re: Iowa State second to last in attendance in Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by superman_101680 View Post
    Given capacity, ISU can't increase their standing much more.
    I wouldn't necessarily say that. When we really pack it in for a big game, we can get up into the mid 50s for attendance. Yeah, the hills are pretty packed, but it can be done. If we could get just over 50, we could pass up KSU, CU, TT, and KU. And if we maxed the place out consistantly we could get by OSU as well.

    I think this just shows how far that south endzone project could go for us, even if it only moves us to something like 55k seats and 5k hillside. Mizzou is 5th in attendance at 64k, and 2nd in the North. If we could get to the 55k range consistantly we would be in the top half of the league. For little old low budget no football tradition ISU, that would be huge.

    Let's face it, the top 4 are in a totally different class than the rest of the league, and I don't see us ever getting there. But the improvements needed to get from 11th to 5th or 6th don't seem that out of line at all.



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    Re: Iowa State second to last in attendance in Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by superman_101680 View Post
    Given capacity, ISU can't increase their standing much more.
    Take a look at that table again, our % of capacity was 11th best in the league. We could make a nice jump with the facility we have today.



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    Re: Iowa State second to last in attendance in Big 12

    Our % is higher than it shows. The day we squeeze 55,000 people into the Jack, lemme know.



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    Re: Iowa State second to last in attendance in Big 12

    So it looks like at best we could be 6th



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    Re: Iowa State second to last in attendance in Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    Im guessing the only stadium smaller is BU, so there isnt much we can do
    Based on our capacity of 84%, it looks like we can hold about 55,000. So with 46,242 avg (not too bad, if you factor in weather), that leaves 8750 available seats avg.


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    Re: Iowa State second to last in attendance in Big 12

    We have 43,000 seats. That's an average of 3,000 game in standing room only. For some reason the AD thinks we can get 55,000 on the hills. They've sold those tickets before, but alot of people couldn't see a damn thing once we get over 49-50K. I think our attendance is pretty good, given the prior 3 seasons.


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    Re: Iowa State second to last in attendance in Big 12

    If we averaged 54K we would be right in the middle. That is goal that we should have. I know this probably won't happen, but what if this was our next 5 years...

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    I bet we could find a few bandwagon fans with winning:)

    I guess my point is never say never. There was a point in time where nobody cared about Iowa football either.


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    Re: Iowa State second to last in attendance in Big 12

    If we can go 5+ years without a losing season (tough to do), with several 8 or 9+ win seasons, our attendance will be on the upswing where we can move up on charts like this.



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    Re: Iowa State second to last in attendance in Big 12

    As others have pointed out... our average is somewhere near our seating capacity

    We have hit 55,000 in a game or two, but thats not exactly normal conditions

    That said, our attendance usually drops off in November, so there is certainly room to improve our average


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    Re: Iowa State second to last in attendance in Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by phipsiclones View Post
    No this isn't stadium capacity, it is average attendance for last season's football games. Our average attendance is about 84% of our capacity.
    My bad. I meant that ISU's standing would not go up much in the top 25 considering the max is somewhere in the low to mid 50's.

    Haves and have nots. For every one Michigan homegame we would need 2+ to equal...that is a shame.



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