2018 NCAA Football Attendance Week 1: KU Sends 20K Home Sad

Time again for your week in review on NCAA Division I Football attendance.  Average attendance was 29,850 this week, a good starting point for the season. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Worst overall Division I attendance week 1: 1,632 – Stetson vs Point University. Not a whole lot on offer for fans of the Hatters as they started off the season against some of the NAIA’s best talent in Point University. Only 1,600 fans showed up to see Stetson lay down the 48-7 beatdown. A (small) action shot from the game:

Worst overall FBS attendance week 1: 9,280 – Charlotte vs Fordham. Relatively new to the FBS world, the 49ers might’ve had a bit of trouble trying to sell an FBS vs FCS matchup to their fan base. Luckily, for the 9,280 in attendance, Charlotte took home the 34-10 victory, even after the lights went off in the middle of the fourth quarter:

 

Worst overall Power Five attendance week 1: 24,305 Kansas vs Nicholls State. This one has to be handed to those who didn’t attend.  24,305 KU fans somehow talked themselves into watching their team lose to an FCS team after running out the clock in the fourth quarter to take the game to overtime.  A true lesson for all Jayhawk football fans: Never get sucked in.

 

 

 

 

 

Emptiest FCS stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 1: Texas Southern (8.3% full, 1,324 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 1: UTEP (23% full, 17,271 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS Power Five stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 1: Illinois (40.7% full, 31,898 in attendance)

 

And now, for your browsing pleasure, every game and the corresponding attendance for week 1.

 

Enjoy!

Week 1:

Date
Division
Conference
Home Team
Home Score
Away Team
Away Score
Attendance
Venue
Capacity
% full
 
9/1/2018
FCS
Stetson
48
Point University
7
1632
Spec Martin Stadium
6000
27.2%
9/1/2018
FCS
Texas Southern
26
UT Permian Basin
16
1824
BBVA Compass Stadium
22039
8.3%
9/1/2018
FCS
Duquesne
45
Lock Haven
0
1830
Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field
2200
83.2%
9/1/2018
FCS
Marist
14
Georgetown
39
1904
Tenney Stadium
5000
38.1%
9/1/2018
FCS
San Diego
38
Western New Mexico
9
2023
Torero Stadium
6000
33.7%
9/1/2018
FCS
Houston Baptist
49
SW Baptist
7
2113
Husky Stadium (TX)
5000
42.3%
9/1/2018
FCS
Jacksonville
63
St. Augustine's
14
2417
D.B. Milne Field
5000
48.3%
8/30/2018
FCS
Wagner
40
Bowie State
23
2512
Hameline Field
3300
76.1%
9/1/2018
FCS
Dayton
49
Robert Morris
28
3012
Welcome Stadium
11000
27.4%
9/1/2018
FCS
Davidson
34
Brevard
13
4109
Richardson Stadium (Davidson, NC)
6000
68.5%
9/1/2018
FCS
Sacred Heart
35
Lafayette
6
4157
Campus Field
4000
103.9%
9/1/2018
FCS
Lehigh
21
St. Francis (PA)
19
4216
Goodman Stadium
16000
26.4%
9/1/2018
FCS
Gardner-Webb
52
Limestone
17
4418
Ernest W. Spangler Stadium
8500
52.0%
9/1/2018
FCS
Bryant
41
New Haven
31
4969
Bulldog Stadium (RI)
4400
112.9%
9/1/2018
FCS
Bucknell
7
William & Mary
14
5042
Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium
13100
38.5%
8/31/2018
FCS
Idaho State
45
Western State Colorado
10
5062
Holt Arena
12000
42.2%
8/30/2018
FCS
Samford
66
Shorter
9
5252
Seibert Stadium
6700
78.4%
9/1/2018
FCS
Colgate
24
Holy Cross
17
5304
Andy Kerr Stadium
10221
51.9%
8/30/2018
FCS
Campbell
49
Chowan
26
5624
Barker-Lane Stadium
5500
102.3%
9/1/2018
FCS
Northern Colorado
14
McNeese State
17
5672
Nottingham Field
8533
66.5%
9/1/2018
FCS
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
30
Morehouse
34
5734
Golden Lion Stadium
16000
35.8%
8/30/2018
FCS
Indiana State
49
Quincy
0
6243
Memorial Stadium (Terre Haute, IN)
12764
48.9%
8/30/2018
FCS
Murray State
10
Southern Illinois
49
6350
Roy Stewart Stadium
16800
37.8%
8/30/2018
FCS
Maine
35
New Hampshire
7
6597
Morse Field At Harold Alfond Stadium
10000
66.0%
9/1/2018
FCS
Sacramento State
55
St Francis (IL)
7
6944
Hornet Stadium
21195
32.8%
9/1/2018
FCS
Lamar
70
Kentucky Christian
7
7056
Provost Umphrey Stadium
16000
44.1%
9/1/2018
FCS
Hampton
38
Shaw
10
7123
Armstrong Stadium
17000
41.9%
9/1/2018
FCS
East Tennessee State
28
Mars Hill
7
8518
William B. Greene Jr. Stadium
10000
85.2%
9/1/2018
FCS
Eastern Washington
58
Central Washington
13
8658
Roos Field
8600
100.7%
8/30/2018
FCS
North Dakota
35
Mississippi Valley State
7
8884
Alerus Center
12283
72.3%
9/1/2018
FCS
Southern Utah
30
North Alabama
34
8912
Eccles Coliseum
8500
104.8%
9/1/2018
FCS
Wofford
28
The Citadel
21
8930
Gibbs Stadium
13000
68.7%
8/30/2018
FCS
Chattanooga
34
Tennessee Tech
10
9020
Finley Stadium
20668
43.6%
9/1/2018
FCS
Illinois State
46
St. Xavier (IL)
0
9157
Hancock Stadium
13391
68.4%
9/1/2018
FCS
Morgan State
10
Towson
36
9209
Hughes Stadium (MD)
10000
92.1%
9/1/2018
FBS
Conf USA
Charlotte
34
Fordham
10
9240
McColl-Richardson Field
15314
60.3%
8/30/2018
FBS
MAC
Ball State
42
Central Connecticut State
6
9801
Scheumann Stadium
23861
41.1%
8/30/2018
FCS
Sun Belt
Louisiana-Monroe
34
Southeastern Louisiana
31
10137
Malone Stadium
30427
33.3%
8/30/2018
FCS
Eastern Kentucky
49
Morehead State
23
10230
Roy Kidd Stadium
20000
51.2%
9/1/2018
FCS
Alabama A&M
37
Miles
0
11900
Louis Crews Stadium
21000
56.7%
9/1/2018
FCS
Western Carolina
33
Newberry
26
12111
E.J. Whitmire Stadium
13742
88.1%
8/30/2018
FCS
Mountain West
San Jose State
38
UC-Davis
44
12675
CEFCU Stadium - Home of the Spartans
31681
40.0%
9/1/2018
FBS
American
South Alabama
26
Louisiana Tech
30
13457
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
40646
33.1%
9/1/2018
FCS
Tennessee State
34
Bethune-Cookman
3
14069
Nissan Stadium
68798
20.4%
8/31/2018
FCS
MAC
Eastern Michigan
51
Monmouth
17
14357
Rynearson Stadium
30200
47.5%
9/1/2018
FCS
Norfolk State
34
Virginia State
13
15173
William Price Stadium
30000
50.6%
9/1/2018
FCS
Sun Belt
Georgia Southern
37
South Carolina State
6
15260
Allen E. Paulson Stadium
25000
61.0%
8/30/2018
FBS
American
Tulane
17
Wake Forest
23
15478
Yulman Stadium
30000
51.6%
9/1/2018
FBS
MAC
Miami (OH)
28
Marshall
35
15827
Yager Stadium
30087
52.6%
9/1/2018
FCS
Conf USA
Florida International
28
Indiana
38
17082
FIU Stadium
23500
72.7%
9/1/2018
FBS
Conf USA
UTEP
10
Northern Arizona
30
17271
Sun Bowl
74963
23.0%
8/31/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Nevada
72
Portland State
19
17525
Mackay Stadium
33391
52.5%
8/30/2018
FCS
Delaware
19
Rhode Island
21
17945
Delaware Stadium
22000
81.6%
9/1/2018
FBS
MAC
Buffalo
48
Delaware State
10
17959
UB Stadium
29795
60.3%
9/1/2018
FBS
Mountain West
New Mexico
62
Incarnate Word
30
18213
Dreamstyle Stadium
44074
41.3%
9/1/2018
FBS
American
Tulsa
38
Central Arkansas
27
18356
Chapman Stadium
47350
38.8%
9/1/2018
FCS
North Dakota State
49
Cal Poly
3
18483
Fargodome
19000
97.3%
8/30/2018
FCS
Montana State
26
Western Illinois
23
18507
Bobcat Stadium (MT)
20767
89.1%
9/1/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
Arkansas State
48
Southeast Missouri State
21
20184
Centennial Bank Stadium
30964
65.2%
9/1/2018
FCS
Florida A&M
41
Fort Valley State
7
20262
Bragg Memorial Stadium
25500
79.5%
9/1/2018
FCS
Liberty
52
Old Dominion
10
20425
Williams Stadium (VA)
25000
81.7%
8/31/2018
FCS
MAC
Western Michigan
42
Syracuse
55
20628
Waldo Stadium
36361
56.7%
8/30/2018
FCS
American
Connecticut
17
Central Florida
56
23081
Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
40000
57.7%
8/30/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
Georgia State
24
Kennesaw State
20
23088
Georgia State Stadium
23000
100.4%
9/1/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Wyoming
19
Washington State
41
24131
War Memorial Stadium (WY)
34745
69.5%
9/1/2018
FBS
MAC
Toledo
66
VMI
3
24136
Glass Bowl
36852
65.5%
9/1/2018
FBS
Big XII
Kansas
23
Nicholls State
26
24305
Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS)
52530
46.3%
9/1/2018
FCS
Montana
26
Northern Iowa
23
25018
Washington Grizzly
25217
99.2%
9/1/2018
FBS
SEC
Vanderbilt
35
Middle Tennessee
7
25348
Vanderbilt Stadium
41448
61.2%
8/31/2018
FBS
ACC
Duke
34
Army
14
26017
Wallace Wade Stadium
57500
45.2%
9/1/2018
FCS
Alabama State
26
Tuskegee
20
26222
ASU Football Stadium
30406
86.2%
9/1/2018
FBS
Conf USA
Rice
27
Houston
45
26390
Rice Stadium
70000
37.7%
8/30/2018
FBS
Conf USA
UAB
52
Savannah State
0
27124
Legion Field (AL)
71594
37.9%
9/1/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
Louisiana
49
Grambling
17
28866
Cajun Field
41357
69.8%
9/1/2018
FBS
Conf USA
Southern Miss
55
Jackson State
7
29176
M. M. Roberts Stadium
36000
81.0%
9/1/2018
FBS
Conf USA
North Texas
46
SMU
23
29519
Apogee Stadium
30850
95.7%
9/1/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
Troy
20
Boise State
56
29612
Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL)
30000
98.7%
9/1/2018
FCS
Mountain West
Hawaii
59
Navy
41
29702
Aloha Stadium
50000
59.4%
9/1/2018
FBS
ACC
Boston College
55
Massachusetts
21
30112
Alumni Stadium (MA)
44500
67.7%
9/1/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Fresno State
79
Idaho
13
31170
Bulldog Stadium (CA)
42881
72.7%
9/1/2018
FCS
American
South Florida
34
Elon
14
31217
Raymond James Stadium
71921
43.4%
9/1/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Illinois
31
Kent State
24
31898
Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)
78297
40.7%
9/1/2018
FBS
American
Temple
17
Villanova
19
32357
Lincoln Financial Field
69029
46.9%
9/1/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Air Force
38
Stony Brook
0
33415
Falcon Stadium
56162
59.5%
9/1/2018
FBS
American
Memphis
66
Mercer
14
33697
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
65885
51.1%
9/1/2018
FCS
ACC
Pittsburgh
33
Albany
7
34486
Heinz Field
66731
51.7%
9/2/2018
FBS
American
East Carolina
23
North Carolina A&T
28
38640
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
50410
76.7%
9/1/2018
FBS
ACC
Georgia Tech
41
Alcorn State
0
39719
Bobby Dodd Stadium
56680
70.1%
9/1/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Rutgers
35
Texas State
7
40124
HighPoint.com Stadium
52454
76.5%
9/1/2018
FBS
Big XII
Texas Tech
27
Ole Miss
47
40333
NRG Stadium
72220
55.8%
9/1/2018
FBS
ACC
Virginia
42
Richmond
13
40524
Scott Stadium
64947
62.4%
8/31/2018
FBS
Pac 12
Stanford
31
San Diego State
10
40913
Stanford Stadium
51607
79.3%
8/30/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Minnesota
48
New Mexico State
10
41291
TCF Bank Stadium
50805
81.3%
9/1/2018
FCS
Pac 12
California
24
North Carolina
17
42168
Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA)
83000
50.8%
9/1/2018
FBS
Big XII
TCU
55
Southern
7
42219
Amon G. Carter Stadium
50307
83.9%
9/1/2018
FBS
SEC
Missouri
51
UT Martin
14
44019
Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field
75298
58.5%
9/1/2018
FBS
Big XII
Baylor
55
Abilene Christian
27
45330
McLane Stadium
45140
100.4%
8/30/2018
FBS
Pac 12
Utah
41
Weber State
10
45988
Rice-Eccles Stadium
46768
98.3%
8/30/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Purdue
27
Northwestern
31
47410
Ross-Ade Stadium
71629
66.2%
9/1/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Maryland
34
Texas
29
47641
FedExField
82000
58.1%
9/1/2018
FBS
SEC
Kentucky
35
Central Michigan
20
49138
Kroger Field
61000
80.6%
9/1/2018
FBS
Big XII
Kansas State
27
South Dakota
24
50063
Bill Snyder Family Stadium
53811
93.0%
8/30/2018
FBS
Big XII
Oklahoma State
58
Missouri State
17
50103
Boone Pickens Stadium
60218
83.2%
9/1/2018
FBS
Pac 12
Oregon
58
Bowling Green
24
50112
Autzen Stadium
59597
84.1%
9/1/2018
FBS
Pac 12
Arizona State
49
UTSA
7
50188
Sun Devil Stadium
74963
67.0%
9/1/2018
FBS
Pac 12
Arizona
23
BYU
28
51002
Arizona Stadium
59920
85.1%
9/1/2018
FBS
Pac 12
UCLA
17
Cincinnati
26
54116
Rose Bowl
90888
59.5%
9/1/2018
FCS
SEC
Mississippi State
63
Stephen F. Austin
6
54289
Davis Wade Stadium
58103
93.4%
9/1/2018
FCS
ACC
North Carolina State
24
James Madison
13
56073
Carter-Finley Stadium
57583
97.4%
9/1/2018
FBS
SEC
Alabama
51
Louisville
14
57280
Camping World Stadium
60219
95.1%
9/1/2018
FBS
Pac 12
USC
43
UNLV
21
58708
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
77500
75.8%
9/1/2018
FBS
SEC
Arkansas
55
Eastern Illinois
20
63342
Razorback Stadium
76808
82.5%
9/1/2018
FBS
SEC
Tennessee
14
West Virginia
40
66793
Bank of America Stadium
73250
91.2%
9/1/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Iowa
33
Northern Illinois
7
67510
Kinnick Stadium
70585
95.6%
9/2/2018
FBS
SEC
LSU
33
Miami
17
68841
AT&T Stadium
80000
86.1%
9/1/2018
FBS
SEC
Auburn
21
Washington
16
70103
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
71000
98.7%
8/31/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Colorado State
13
Colorado
45
70158
Sports Authority Field
76125
92.2%
8/31/2018
FCS
Big Ten
Mich. St.
38
Utah State
31
73114
Spartan Stadium (MI)
80401
90.9%
8/31/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Wisconsin
34
Western Kentucky
3
74145
Camp Randall Stadium
83069
89.3%
9/1/2018
FBS
SEC
South Carolina
49
Coastal Carolina
15
75126
Williams-Brice Stadium
85000
88.4%
9/1/2018
FBS
Independent
Notre Dame
24
Michigan
17
77622
Notre Dame Stadium
80795
96.1%
9/1/2018
FBS
ACC
Clemson
48
Furman
7
80048
Memorial Stadium (Clemson, SC)
80301
99.7%
9/1/2018
FBS
SEC
Florida
53
Charleston Southern
6
81164
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
90907
89.3%
9/1/2018
FBS
Big XII
Oklahoma
63
Florida Atlantic
14
86402
Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK)
85646
100.9%
9/1/2018
FBS
SEC
Georgia
45
Austin Peay
0
92746
Sanford Stadium
92746
100.0%
8/30/2018
FBS
SEC
Texas A&M
59
Northwestern State
7
95855
Kyle Field
102512
93.5%
9/1/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Ohio State
77
Oregon State
31
102169
Ohio Stadium
106033
96.4%
9/1/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Penn State
45
Appalachian State
38
105232
Beaver Stadium
110753
95.0%