ISU FB Attendance 44th in Nation

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  1. CY9008

    CY9008 Member

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  2. cyclonepower

    cyclonepower Well-Known Member

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    hope Baylor never passes us...
     
  3. CysRage

    CysRage Well-Known Member

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    Not to be a downer but we had 7 home games while a few of the teams below us only had 6. These results are a little skewed because of this so we should actually be lower for total attendance...
     
  4. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    they counted the game in KC?
     
  5. hawkeyeh8r

    hawkeyeh8r Well-Known Member

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    Neutral-site attendance from games like the Red River Rivalry, Border Showdown and Kansas State-Iowa State aren't factored into these numbers.
     
  6. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    #6 chuckd4735, Jan 21, 2011
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    The humbling number is the percentage of capacity, in which ISU comes in 11th (82.58%).
     
  7. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    ISU had 7 games at JTS this year...

    N. Illinois
    UNI
    Utah
    Texas Tech
    Kansas
    Nebraska
    Missouri
     
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  8. clone52

    clone52 Well-Known Member

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    Not really. Average per game is more significant. 54th is nothing to sneeze at, especially for a team that the so called experts say should drop to a mid major status.
     
  9. creightonclone

    creightonclone Active Member

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    How many teams are in DI football? About 120? Better than most, I guess.
     
  10. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    For a fan base that is as passionate as ISU, and for a team that just came off a bowl win a year after losing 10 straight, I think 45k/game is embarrassing...
     
  11. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    And if we listed the number of actual seats as our capacity, which many schools who have standing room only do, we'd be over 100% capacity.
     
  12. shagcarpetjesus

    shagcarpetjesus Well-Known Member

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    You should just make this part of your sig at this point. It would save you the time of having to remind everybody every time the attendance issue comes up.
     
  13. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Ehh, Cartman is funnier.

    It's no more tired than any other part of this entire attendance debate. Personally, I AM disappointed in our attendance, but when you step back and look at it from the big picture, it isn't nearly the problem some make it out to be. That's my whole point.
     
  14. CycloneGB

    CycloneGB Well-Known Member

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    Yet some people still can't remember or get it through their heads..
     
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  15. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    Dont get me wrong...I'm well aware of that. I guess my point was, more or less, that the ISU fanbase can do MUCH better!
     
  16. GoShow97

    GoShow97 Well-Known Member

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    ISU needs to bowl in JTS. This will automatically make more fans come to the games.
     
  17. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Even though you're jesting, this statement is probably true to an extent. Who wouldn't rather sit on a nice seat than stand on a wet sloppy grass slope?

    The problem is that increase in attendance would probably be in the neighborhood of maybe 1,000 fans per game (AT MOST) which isn't enough to monetarily justify it.

    At the end of the day, that project has far more to do with aesthetics than it does attendance. I want to bowl the south end zone not because I think it will magically result in 50,000 people at each game, but because ISU needs to upgrade the facility.

    I agree. I'm just saying that if the AD listed JTS as having a capacity of 43,000 instead of 55,000 (which wouldn't be lying at all) it would make our fan base look really good, and might actually raise some opinions of ISU.

    I know it sounds stupid, but imagine if we had actually listed capacity at 43,000. Our attendance comes in at over 100% of the capacity. Fans of other Big 12 schools are reading that and thinking "holy ****! ISU fans really come out for their team" instead of thinking "ISU. What a joke". Just something stupid like that could alter perception of ISU in a positive way.

    Perception is powerful.
     
  18. Cubsfan

    Cubsfan Member

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    We've rarely had higher attendance than that. I don't know what you expect. I agree.. I wish ISU could bank on 50k a game, and thinking about getting 60k or 70k is a wet dream, but there is no reason to expect that based on one good season. There's a whole generation of ISU grads who are used to losing and never expect football to turn the corner.

    It's more or less the huge sections of empty seats at the Missouri game or the inability to fill the donor seats in the lower deck that disappoint me. Same as always - the 35,000 or so diehards are always going to be there. Beyond that is a crapshoot.
     
  19. cyatheart

    cyatheart Well-Known Member

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    I know a lot of people that would go to Nebraska and Iowa games if there were seats. (Although Nebraska doesn't matter now.) Lot of people won't sit on a hillside. I am one of them, tried it once. Horrible experience.

    So the counter argument for people that don't want to bowl the endzone. Was JTS built too big? Should we put a tarp over some seats so that the stadium appears full even on the smallest crowd? Why have any excess capacity at all? What is the proper amount? How many people could we actually draw for UNI or an Iowa game?
     
  20. Tre4ISU

    Tre4ISU Well-Known Member

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    I just don't know how many people look at a percentage. I think the vast majority look at the raw numbers which is ignorant, I know, but it is what it is.
     

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