Friday, December 17, 2010

Home Game Attendance

Over the next two weeks I will be releasing teams' home attendance figures for 2010 by conference.

Here is the schedule for these postings:
12/18 Atlantic Coast
12/19 Big 12
12/20 Big East
12/21 Big Ten
12/22 Pacific 10
12/23 Southeastern
12/24 Independents
12/25 Conference USA
12/26 Mid-America
12/27 Mountain West
12/28 Sun Belt
12/29 Western Athletic

Official NCAA attendance figures will not be made available until late February, so enjoy perusing these numbers early. Links to these postings will be put up on the page in the sidebar entitled 2010 Home Attendance.

A few sidenotes to keep in mind when perusing these numbers in the coming days:
  1. Each FBS team must play five home games. One of those five home games is allowed to be played at site that is not the school's home stadium.
  2. Arkansas played a home game November 27th at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  3. Northwestern played a home game November 20th at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.
  4. Rice played a home game September 4th at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
  5. Florida Atlantic played a home game September 11th at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
  6. Louisiana-Monroe played a home game September 11th at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  7. Virginia Tech, Iowa, Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia apparently don't use turnstile counts, but rather the stadiums capacity for sellouts. The same figure gets recycled over and over.
  8. Clemson and North Carolina round their attendence figures to the nearest 500.
  9. The Conference USA plays its championship game at the home stadium of the division winner with the better regular season record. In the case of 2010, Central Florida was the host of the championship game, and therefore tallied another home game.
  10. By chance, three teams will be playing bowl games in their home stadium. Since these are postseason games, organized by an outside committee and not by the university that happens to be playing in its home stadium, they do not count as home games.

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