Discussion in 'UConn Football' started by huskymedic, Feb 11, 2018.
Wow. 20k. Not good...
Just about right !! RE will put that number at about where it was in 09’ wait
No real surprises there.
Down 1.4 million ~4% for FBS as a whole. Lowest total since 2006 (and there were 11 less FBS schools then).
If only Rentschler Field was on campus.
Didn’t break 25k all year. That 14k for the ECU game barely hurt
The demise of regional rivalries make each game more of a commodity and lead to overall decline in attendance? That's my hypothesis.
What happened? The P-5 and $Billion TV contracts happened. Schools arbitrarily getting 10s of $MM/yr they didn't "earn," but by simply being in the "right" conference happened. Inferior programs have a better shot at the CFP than...say...a UCF due solely to Conf. perception.
All of those things. The end of regional rivalries is huge. That was what made college football. But the flip side also has an effect that doesn’t get attention. Call it the familiarity breeds contempt theory. Used to be that name programs would play truevroad games. Texas, Michigan, Alabama, USC. They all came to Alumni Stadium to play BC. Some games were moved to Foxborough but that was to sell more seats not because the visitors demanded it. Those teams rarely leave home anymore. And that hurts attendance for others. But also schools like Michigan which would be a huge draw losebtheir luster as league games at say Rutgers. You might make a concerted effort to see Clemson at BC if it was a one time thing. As an every other year beating it is less must see.
If you told me back in 2007 that one day UConn would draw fewer fans than the Montana Grizzlies I would have laughed in your face.
What a difference a decade makes.
No one mentions Yale at #4 in FCS or Coast Guard at #27 in D3. That's not too shabby.
45 Min bus rides maybe?
Sure... but is that a national issue as the article discusses?
I won't be offended if you take back your "like," because I think you missed that the post was meant to be facetious.
UConn's attendance issues don't have a h311 of a lot to do with Rentschler Field being in East Hartford.
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