NCAA Football 2019 Attendance, Week 1: Full-ish House

Week one couldn’t have asked for better crowds. A Labor Day weekend with big crowds from coast to coast, with only one game moved (unnecessarily, mind you, Florida State) due to weather, down from the last two years. The season has begun, what are we waiting for, let’s take a look, shall we?

Worst overall Division I attendance: 2,988 – Fordham vs Central Connecticut State. Perhaps it was the new FCS team down the road at Long Island, the former LIU-Post merged with LIU-Brooklyn to become the Sharks, or maybe it was the lack of a big-name draw in CCSU, but Fordham was the only school to draw fewer than 3,000 fans in Week One. But at least they were passionate:

Worst overall FBS attendance: 12,207 Central Michigan vs Albany.  It’s early, but the MAC wants to hold it’s crown as the conference with the most individual schools making the AMSTS lowest-attended game list of the season. This time it’s Central Michigan’s turn, on the back of severe weather in the area that is sure to have kept people away. Which probably doesn’t affect #TicketsSold numbers, but who knows how they report. Here’s the action shot:

Worst overall Power Five attendance: 27,228 – Washington State vs New Mexico State. Two thirds full to see an opposing team that does an annual home-and-home with Liberty. Sure, I get it. But it’s Pullman, what else were you doing? The action shot is before kickoff and so it doesn’t count, but given we’re kicking off the season, felt appropriate:

Emptiest FCS stadium as a percentage of capacity: Tennessee State (19.9% full, 13,458 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS stadium as a percentage of capacity (neutral site): Louisiana (30.7% full, 22,440 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS stadium as a percentage of capacity: New Mexico (31.2% full, 13,749 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS Power Five stadium as a percentage of capacity: Illinois (50.5% full, 30,654 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
8/31/2019
FCS
Patriot League
Fordham
23
Central Connecticut State
26
2988
Coffey Field
7000
42.7%
8/29/2019
FCS
Ohio Valley
Tennessee-Martin
42
Northwestern State
20
3008
Hardy M. Graham Stadium
7500
40.1%
8/31/2019
FCS
Northeast
Merrimack
45
VU of Lynchburg
14
4047
Merrimack Stadium
4000
101.2%
8/31/2019
FCS
Patriot League
Lehigh
13
St. Francis (PA)
14
4161
Goodman Stadium
16000
26.0%
8/24/2019
FCS
Patriot League
Colgate
14
Villanova
34
4519
Andy Kerr Stadium
10221
44.2%
8/31/2019
FCS
Missouri Valley
South Dakota
17
Montana
31
5193
DakotaDome
10000
51.9%
8/31/2019
FCS
Pioneer
Davidson
27
Georgetown
20
5367
Richardson Stadium (Davidson, NC)
6000
89.5%
8/31/2019
FCS
Big Sky
Cal Poly
52
San Diego
34
5779
Alex G. Spanos Stadium
11075
52.2%
8/31/2019
FCS
Southern
Furman
46
Charleston Southern
13
6146
Paladin Stadium
16000
38.4%
8/29/2019
FCS
Pioneer
Morehead State
44
Union (KY)
7
6156
Jayne Stadium
10000
61.6%
8/31/2019
FCS
Big South
Kennesaw State
59
Point University
0
6621
Fifth Third Bank Stadium
8318
79.6%
8/29/2019
FCS
Ohio Valley
Murray State
59
Pikeville
20
6829
Roy Stewart Stadium
16800
40.6%
8/29/2019
FCS
Big Sky
Northern Arizona
37
Missouri State
23
6891
J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome
11230
61.4%
8/29/2019
FCS
Southland
Southeastern Louisiana
35
Jacksonville State
14
7116
Strawberry Stadium
7408
96.1%
8/29/2019
FCS
Southland
Lamar
65
Bethel (TN)
16
7165
Provost Umphrey Stadium
16000
44.8%
8/30/2019
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Maine
42
Sacred Heart
14
7478
Morse Field At Harold Alfond Stadium
10000
74.8%
8/29/2019
FCS
Ohio Valley
Austin Peay
41
North Carolina Central
10
7512
Fortera Stadium
10000
75.1%
8/29/2019
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Richmond
38
Jacksonville
19
7702
Robins Stadium
8700
88.5%
8/31/2019
FCS
Ohio Valley
Tennessee Tech
59
Samford
58
7806
Tucker Stadium
16500
47.3%
8/31/2019
FCS
Southern
The Citadel
21
Towson
28
8008
Johnson Hagood Stadium
21000
38.1%
8/31/2019
FCS
Big South
Hampton
65
Elizabeth City State
7
8234
Armstrong Stadium
17000
48.4%
8/29/2019
FCS
Southern
Chattanooga
24
Eastern Illinois
10
8254
Finley Stadium
20668
39.9%
8/29/2019
FCS
Ohio Valley
Southeast Missouri State
44
Southern Illinois
26
8312
Houck Stadium
11015
75.5%
8/31/2019
FCS
Independent
North Dakota
47
Drake
7
8545
Alerus Center
12283
69.6%
8/31/2019
FCS
Big Sky
Sacramento State
77
Southern Oregon
19
8843
Hornet Stadium
21195
41.7%
8/29/2019
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Stony Brook
35
Bryant
10
9652
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium
12000
80.4%
9/1/2019
FCS
SWAC
Alabama A&M
35
Morehouse
30
9776
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium
23000
42.5%
8/31/2019
FCS
Colonial Athletic
William & Mary
30
Lafayette
17
10167
Zable Stadium
11686
87.0%
8/31/2019
FCS
Southern
Western Carolina
27
Mercer
49
10542
E.J. Whitmire Stadium
13742
76.7%
8/29/2019
FCS
Big South
North Alabama
26
Western Illinois
17
10567
Braly Municipal Stadium
14215
74.3%
8/29/2019
FCS
Ohio Valley
Eastern Kentucky
53
Valparaiso
7
11130
Roy Kidd Stadium
20000
55.7%
8/29/2019
FBS
MAC
Central Michigan
38
Albany
21
12207
Kelly/Shorts Stadium
30302
40.3%
8/24/2019
FCS
Southern
Samford
22
Youngstown State
45
12560
Cramton Bowl
21000
59.8%
8/31/2019
FCS
Ohio Valley
Tennessee State
26
Mississippi Valley State
20
13458
Nissan Stadium
67700
19.9%
8/29/2019
FBS
Mountain West
San Jose State
35
Northern Colorado
18
13480
CEFCU Stadium - Home of the Spartans
30456
44.3%
8/31/2019
FBS
Mountain West
New Mexico
39
Sam Houston State
31
13749
Dreamstyle Stadium
44074
31.2%
8/31/2019
FBS
Sun Belt
Coastal Carolina
23
Eastern Michigan
30
14237
Brooks Stadium (SC)
15000
94.9%
8/31/2019
FBS
MAC
Northern Illinois
24
Illinois State
10
14568
Huskie Stadium
45995
31.7%
8/31/2019
FBS
MAC
Western Michigan
48
Monmouth
13
15021
Waldo Stadium
36361
41.3%
8/29/2019
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Delaware
31
Delaware State
13
15894
Delaware Stadium
22000
72.2%
8/29/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Charlotte
49
Gardner-Webb
28
16119
McColl-Richardson Field
15314
105.3%
8/31/2019
FCS
MEAC
North Carolina A&T
24
Elon
21
16358
BB&T Stadium
21500
76.1%
8/29/2019
FBS
The American
Tulane
42
Florida International
14
16361
Yulman Stadium
30000
54.5%
8/31/2019
FCS
SWAC
Texas Southern
23
Prairie View A&M
44
16407
BBVA Compass Stadium
22039
74.4%
8/31/2019
FBS
MAC
Ohio
41
Rhode Island
20
16665
Peden Stadium
24617
67.7%
8/29/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Western Kentucky
28
Central Arkansas
35
17120
L.T. Smith Stadium
22000
77.8%
8/31/2019
FBS
Mountain West
UNLV
56
Southern Utah
23
17421
Sam Boyd Stadium
41091
42.4%
8/29/2019
FBS
MAC
Bowling Green
46
Morgan State
3
17620
Doyt Perry Stadium
33527
52.6%
8/29/2019
FBS
MAC
Buffalo
38
Robert Morris
10
18412
UB Stadium
29795
61.8%
8/29/2019
FBS
Big East
Connecticut
24
Wagner
21
19648
Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
40000
49.1%
8/30/2019
FBS
Mountain West
Nevada
34
Purdue
31
20144
Mackay Stadium
33391
60.3%
8/31/2019
FCS
Southland
McNeese State
34
Southern
28
20437
Cowboy Stadium (LA)
17610
116.1%
8/31/2019
FBS
MAC
Ball State
24
Indiana
34
21437
Lucas Oil Stadium
62421
34.3%
8/31/2019
FBS
Independent
Liberty
0
Syracuse
24
21671
Williams Stadium (VA)
25000
86.7%
8/31/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Old Dominion
24
Norfolk State
21
21944
S.B. Ballard Stadium
22480
97.6%
8/31/2019
FBS
Sun Belt
Arkansas State
30
SMU
37
22076
Centennial Bank Stadium
30964
71.3%
8/24/2019
FBS
Mountain West
Hawaii
45
Arizona
38
22396
Aloha Stadium
50000
44.8%
8/31/2019
FBS
Sun Belt
Louisiana
28
Mississippi State
38
22440
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
73208
30.7%
8/31/2019
FBS
Conference USA
North Texas
51
Abilene Christian
31
23057
Apogee Stadium
30850
74.7%
8/31/2019
FBS
Sun Belt
Troy
43
Campbell
14
23172
Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL)
30000
77.2%
8/30/2019
FBS
Independent
Army
14
Rice
7
23238
Michie Stadium
38000
61.2%
9/1/2019
FCS
SWAC
Jackson State
15
Bethune-Cookman
36
23333
Georgia State Stadium
24333
95.9%
8/31/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Marshall
56
Virginia Military
17
23875
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
41382
57.7%
8/31/2019
FBS
Sun Belt
Appalachian State
42
East Tennessee State
7
25147
Kidd Brewer Stadium
30000
83.8%
8/31/2019
FBS
Mountain West
Wyoming
37
Missouri
31
26037
War Memorial Stadium (WY)
34745
74.9%
8/31/2019
FBS
The American
Temple
56
Bucknell
12
26378
Lincoln Financial Field
69029
38.2%
8/31/2019
FBS
Conference USA
UTSA
35
Incarnate Word
7
26787
Alamodome
65000
41.2%
8/31/2019
FBS
Pac 12
Washington State
58
New Mexico State
7
27228
Martin Stadium
40306
67.6%
8/31/2019
FBS
Sun Belt
Louisiana-Monroe
31
Grambling
9
28327
Malone Stadium
30427
93.1%
8/30/2019
FBS
ACC
Wake Forest
38
Utah State
35
29027
BB&T Field
32483
89.4%
8/31/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Illinois
42
Akron
3
30654
Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)
60670
50.5%
8/31/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Southern Miss
38
Alcorn State
10
31076
M. M. Roberts Stadium
36000
86.3%
8/30/2019
FBS
Pac 12
Oregon State
36
Oklahoma State
52
31681
Reser Stadium
46469
68.2%
8/31/2019
FBS
Big 12
Kansas
24
Indiana State
17
32611
Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS)
50071
65.1%
8/31/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Maryland
79
Howard
0
32761
Maryland Stadium
51802
63.2%
8/31/2019
FBS
Mountain West
Air Force
48
Colgate
7
33101
Falcon Stadium
56162
58.9%
8/31/2019
FCS
Missouri Valley
North Dakota State
57
Butler
10
34544
Target Field
38554
89.6%
8/31/2019
FBS
Conference USA
UTEP
36
Houston Baptist
34
34646
Sun Bowl
53415
64.9%
8/31/2019
FBS
ACC
Boston College
35
Virginia Tech
28
35213
Alumni Stadium (MA)
44500
79.1%
8/31/2019
FBS
Pac 12
Stanford
17
Northwestern
7
37179
Stanford Stadium
51607
72.0%
8/29/2019
FBS
The American
Cincinnati
24
UCLA
14
38032
Nippert Stadium
40000
95.1%
8/29/2019
FBS
Conference USA
UAB
24
Alabama State
19
39165
Legion Field (AL)
71594
54.7%
8/31/2019
FBS
Mountain West
San Diego State
6
Weber State
0
40222
SDCCU Stadium
70561
57.0%
8/31/2019
FBS
SEC
Vanderbilt
6
Georgia
30
40350
Vanderbilt Stadium
41448
97.4%
8/31/2019
FBS
Big 12
TCU
39
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
7
40422
Amon G. Carter Stadium
50307
80.4%
8/30/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Rutgers
48
Massachusetts
21
40515
HighPoint.com Stadium
52454
77.2%
8/31/2019
FBS
Big 12
Baylor
56
Stephen F. Austin
17
43013
McLane Stadium
45140
95.3%
8/29/2019
FBS
The American
Central Florida
62
Florida A&M
0
44073
Spectrum Stadium
48453
91.0%
8/31/2019
FBS
The American
Memphis
15
Ole Miss
10
44107
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
65885
66.9%
8/31/2019
FBS
Pac 12
California
27
UC-Davis
13
44168
Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA)
62467
70.7%
8/30/2019
FBS
Big East
South Florida
0
Wisconsin
49
46704
Raymond James Stadium
71921
64.9%
8/31/2019
FBS
ACC
Pittsburgh
14
Virginia
30
47144
Heinz Field
66731
70.6%
8/29/2019
FBS
Pac 12
Arizona State
30
Kent State
7
47413
Sun Devil Stadium
56232
84.3%
8/29/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Minnesota
28
South Dakota State
21
49112
TCF Bank Stadium
50805
96.7%
8/31/2019
FBS
ACC
Florida State
31
Boise State
36
50917
Doak Campbell Stadium
79560
64.0%
8/31/2019
FBS
Big 12
Kansas State
49
Nicholls State
14
51189
Bill Snyder Family Stadium
53000
96.6%
8/31/2019
FBS
ACC
North Carolina
24
South Carolina
20
52183
Bank of America Stadium
75525
69.1%
8/31/2019
FBS
Big 12
Texas Tech
45
Montana State
10
54183
Jones AT&T Stadium
60454
89.6%
8/31/2019
FBS
SEC
Kentucky
38
Toledo
24
54610
Kroger Field
61000
89.5%
8/31/2019
FBS
Pac 12
USC
31
Fresno State
23
57329
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
93607
61.2%
8/31/2019
FBS
ACC
North Carolina State
34
East Carolina
6
57633
Carter-Finley Stadium
57583
100.1%
8/31/2019
FBS
SEC
Arkansas
20
Portland State
13
61055
Razorback Stadium
72000
84.8%
8/31/2019
FBS
Big 12
Iowa State
29
Northern Iowa
26
61500
Jack Trice Stadium
61500
100.0%
8/29/2019
FBS
Independent
BYU
12
Utah
30
61626
LaVell Edwards Stadium
66247
93.0%
8/31/2019
FBS
Big 12
West Virginia
20
James Madison
13
61891
Milan Puskar Stadium
60000
103.2%
8/31/2019
FBS
Pac 12
Washington
47
Eastern Washington
14
65709
Husky Stadium
70083
93.8%
8/24/2019
FBS
SEC
Florida
24
Miami
20
66543
Camping World Stadium
65000
102.4%
8/30/2019
FBS
Pac 12
Colorado
52
Colorado State
31
66997
Sports Authority Field
76125
88.0%
8/31/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Iowa
38
Miami (OH)
14
69250
Kinnick Stadium
70585
98.1%
8/31/2019
FBS
SEC
Alabama
42
Duke
3
71916
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
83000
86.6%
8/30/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Michigan State
28
Tulsa
7
72005
Spartan Stadium (MI)
75005
96.0%
8/29/2019
FBS
ACC
Clemson
52
Georgia Tech
14
79118
Memorial Stadium (Clemson, SC)
81500
97.1%
9/1/2019
FBS
Big 12
Oklahoma
49
Houston
31
84534
Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK)
84000
100.6%
8/31/2019
FBS
SEC
Tennessee
30
Georgia State
38
85503
Neyland Stadium
102455
83.5%
8/31/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Nebraska
35
South Alabama
21
89502
Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)
86047
104.0%
8/31/2019
FBS
Big 12
Texas
45
Louisiana Tech
14
93418
Royal Texas Memorial Stadium
100119
93.3%
8/29/2019
FBS
SEC
Texas A&M
41
Texas State
7
98016
Kyle Field
102733
95.4%
8/31/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Ohio State
45
Florida Atlantic
21
103228
Ohio Stadium
104944
98.4%
8/31/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Penn State
79
Idaho
7
104527
Beaver Stadium
106572
98.1%
8/31/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Michigan
40
Middle Tennessee
21
110811
Michigan Stadium
107601
103.0%