Week 12 saw average attendance move back down to 22,203 from 23,348 across all of Division I, the level where it had been for the few weeks prior to last week. Once again we also had two games under 1,000 fans. Let’s take a look at how everyone else fared, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance: 827 – Delaware State vs Norfolk State. Not a ton of interest in seeing the 2-8 Hornets face off against a sub-500 Norfolk State team. With only 827 in attendance, many of whom sat on the visiting sideline, it wasn’t a great look: […]

NCAA Football 2019 Attendance, Week 12: Basketball Season at Duke



It’s the first week of the regular season and basketball is finally here. Average attendance for the week hit 4,991, but we had a range of attendances from 100 to over 22,000. Without further ado, let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 43 (Season total: 43) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: Bowling Green vs Jacksonville – A neutral site game played at University of Miami’s Watsco Center, it’s unclear why this game was played on the wrong side of Florida, but it worked out for the “hosts” of Bowling Green – […]

NCAA Basketball 2019-20 Attendance, Week 1: Let’s Get It Started


Week ten saw average attendance plummet move back up from 21,520 to 23,348 across all of Division I, the level where it had been for the few weeks prior to last week. But we also had two games under 1,000 fans. Let’s take a look at how everyone else fared, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance: 524 – Holy Cross vs Lafayette. Not many people were interested in heading out to Worcester to see the Crusaders face off against the Leopards. Those that didn’t show up made the right decision as Lafayette took the W home 23-20. An action […]

NCAA Football 2019 Attendance, Week 11: Smallest Crowd of the ...


Week ten saw average attendance plummet by 1,500 from 23,087 to 21,520 across all of Division I, with Texas A&M being the only team with a 100,000 seat stadium playing at home last week. Let’s take a look at how everyone else fared, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance: 934 – Robert Morris vs Long Island. Fewer than 1,000 fans turned out to see Robert Morris win their fourth straight game, this one over D1’s newest football team the from Long Island. One could even call them… the baby… Sharks. A 28-17 win sent the home fans away with […]

NCAA Football 2019 Attendance, Week 10: November Cooldown



Week nine saw average attendance drop by nearly 1,000 from 24,044 to 23,087 across all of Division I, largely on the back of poor weather throughout the midwest, I’m guessing. Five games were below 10,000 in the FBS, three in the MAC and two in Conference USA. Let’s take a look at how everyone else fared, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance: 878 – Valparaiso vs Stetson. A pouring Saturday with temperatures in the 40s to see a non-scholarship D1 team in a 19-10 slogfest that at least the home team won. So surely someone was happy about going […]

NCAA Football 2019 Attendance, Week 9: Sub-1000 FCS Game


Week eight saw average attendance rise slightly 24,044 from 23,922 across all of Division I, even with rain dominating the southeast on Saturday. Even still, some teams struggled to draw more than 20,000 in FBS last week. Let’s take a look at how everyone else fared, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance: 1,158 – Delaware State vs Merrimack. Delaware State is the 6th worst team in FCS, so it’s no surprise that nobody wanted to show up to see them play first-year-in-FCS Merrimack, who took home the 30-21 victory, the Warriors first FCS opponent win since moving up this […]

NCAA Football 2019 Attendance, Week 8: Rainy October Saturdays in ...


Week seven saw average attendance drop from 24,777 to 23,922 across all of Division I, even with with LSU and A&M hosting more than 100,000 folks, with a much better result in Death Valley than at Kyle Field for the home fans. With that, the SEC took both the top and bottom of attendance for Power Five conferences, as you’ll see below. Let’s take a look at how everyone else fared, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance: 1,268 – Bryant vs Long Island. Bryant frequently is at the bottom of attendance in both basketball and football, and this week […]

NCAA Football 2019 Attendance, Week 7: SEC! SEC!