Spring Game Attendance

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  1. Triggermv

    Triggermv Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. bringmagicback

    bringmagicback Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. swarthmoreCY

    swarthmoreCY Well-Known Member

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

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

    bringmagicback Well-Known Member

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    was worse last year, freezing cold and windy.
     
  7. longtimeclone

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    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.
     
  8. Brentwood

    Brentwood Active Member

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    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.
     
  9. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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

    CycoCyclone Well-Known Member

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    yeah, but that was at least a Veishea saturday.
     
  11. isuforlife

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    I think it is terrible not to have at least 20,000
     
  12. awd4cy

    awd4cy Well-Known Member

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    Why does it matter?
     
  13. MissouriCyclone

    MissouriCyclone Well-Known Member

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    You're smoking something if you think we're gonna get 20K at a spring game.
     
  14. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    Did you guys get put in on the O-line for a series or two?
     
  15. I think Missouri had 15,000. Decent benchmark.
     
  16. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    It did look almost half full on the east side while siting on the west side. Good crowd for a crappy day/forcast.
     
  17. isufan

    isufan Well-Known Member

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    I hope the AD does some more promotions in the future or something to get more fans to the spring game. That has potential in the future to be very good for the football program.
     
  18. Erik4Cy

    Erik4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Not having it veishea weekend hurts attendance IMO...
     
  19. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Well-Known Member

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    I thought the non VEISHEA weekend would hurt it too. But I was pleasantly surprised at the turnout.
     
  20. theshadow

    theshadow Well-Known Member

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    Why? It's a glorified practice. Nobody is willing to pay to attend. And having 20,000 people in the stands with $0 to show for it seems counterproductive, especially if you're spending money to promote it.
     

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