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:

DateDivisionConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% Full
8/31/2019FCSPatriot LeagueFordham23Central Connecticut State262988Coffey Field700042.7%
8/29/2019FCSOhio ValleyTennessee-Martin42Northwestern State203008Hardy M. Graham Stadium750040.1%
8/31/2019FCSNortheastMerrimack45VU of Lynchburg144047Merrimack Stadium4000101.2%
8/31/2019FCSPatriot LeagueLehigh13St. Francis (PA)144161Goodman Stadium1600026.0%
8/24/2019FCSPatriot LeagueColgate14Villanova344519Andy Kerr Stadium1022144.2%
8/31/2019FCSMissouri ValleySouth Dakota17Montana315193DakotaDome1000051.9%
8/31/2019FCSPioneerDavidson27Georgetown205367Richardson Stadium (Davidson, NC)600089.5%
8/31/2019FCSBig SkyCal Poly52San Diego345779Alex G. Spanos Stadium1107552.2%
8/31/2019FCSSouthernFurman46Charleston Southern136146Paladin Stadium1600038.4%
8/29/2019FCSPioneerMorehead State44Union (KY)76156Jayne Stadium1000061.6%
8/31/2019FCSBig SouthKennesaw State59Point University06621Fifth Third Bank Stadium831879.6%
8/29/2019FCSOhio ValleyMurray State59Pikeville206829Roy Stewart Stadium1680040.6%
8/29/2019FCSBig SkyNorthern Arizona37Missouri State236891J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome1123061.4%
8/29/2019FCSSouthlandSoutheastern Louisiana35Jacksonville State147116Strawberry Stadium740896.1%
8/29/2019FCSSouthlandLamar65Bethel (TN)167165Provost Umphrey Stadium1600044.8%
8/30/2019FCSColonial AthleticMaine42Sacred Heart147478Morse Field At Harold Alfond Stadium1000074.8%
8/29/2019FCSOhio ValleyAustin Peay41North Carolina Central107512Fortera Stadium1000075.1%
8/29/2019FCSColonial AthleticRichmond38Jacksonville197702Robins Stadium870088.5%
8/31/2019FCSOhio ValleyTennessee Tech59Samford587806Tucker Stadium1650047.3%
8/31/2019FCSSouthernThe Citadel21Towson288008Johnson Hagood Stadium2100038.1%
8/31/2019FCSBig SouthHampton65Elizabeth City State78234Armstrong Stadium1700048.4%
8/29/2019FCSSouthernChattanooga24Eastern Illinois108254Finley Stadium2066839.9%
8/29/2019FCSOhio ValleySoutheast Missouri State44Southern Illinois268312Houck Stadium1101575.5%
8/31/2019FCSIndependentNorth Dakota47Drake78545Alerus Center1228369.6%
8/31/2019FCSBig SkySacramento State77Southern Oregon198843Hornet Stadium2119541.7%
8/29/2019FCSColonial AthleticStony Brook35Bryant109652Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium1200080.4%
9/1/2019FCSSWACAlabama A&M35Morehouse309776Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium2300042.5%
8/31/2019FCSColonial AthleticWilliam & Mary30Lafayette1710167Zable Stadium1168687.0%
8/31/2019FCSSouthernWestern Carolina27Mercer4910542E.J. Whitmire Stadium1374276.7%
8/29/2019FCSBig SouthNorth Alabama26Western Illinois1710567Braly Municipal Stadium1421574.3%
8/29/2019FCSOhio ValleyEastern Kentucky53Valparaiso711130Roy Kidd Stadium2000055.7%
8/29/2019FBSMACCentral Michigan38Albany2112207Kelly/Shorts Stadium3030240.3%
8/24/2019FCSSouthernSamford22Youngstown State4512560Cramton Bowl2100059.8%
8/31/2019FCSOhio ValleyTennessee State26Mississippi Valley State2013458Nissan Stadium6770019.9%
8/29/2019FBSMountain WestSan Jose State35Northern Colorado1813480CEFCU Stadium - Home of the Spartans3045644.3%
8/31/2019FBSMountain WestNew Mexico39Sam Houston State3113749Dreamstyle Stadium4407431.2%
8/31/2019FBSSun BeltCoastal Carolina23Eastern Michigan3014237Brooks Stadium (SC)1500094.9%
8/31/2019FBSMACNorthern Illinois24Illinois State1014568Huskie Stadium4599531.7%
8/31/2019FBSMACWestern Michigan48Monmouth1315021Waldo Stadium3636141.3%
8/29/2019FCSColonial AthleticDelaware31Delaware State1315894Delaware Stadium2200072.2%
8/29/2019FBSConference USACharlotte49Gardner-Webb2816119McColl-Richardson Field15314105.3%
8/31/2019FCSMEACNorth Carolina A&T24Elon2116358BB&T Stadium2150076.1%
8/29/2019FBSThe AmericanTulane42Florida International1416361Yulman Stadium3000054.5%
8/31/2019FCSSWACTexas Southern23Prairie View A&M4416407BBVA Compass Stadium2203974.4%
8/31/2019FBSMACOhio41Rhode Island2016665Peden Stadium2461767.7%
8/29/2019FBSConference USAWestern Kentucky28Central Arkansas3517120L.T. Smith Stadium2200077.8%
8/31/2019FBSMountain WestUNLV56Southern Utah2317421Sam Boyd Stadium4109142.4%
8/29/2019FBSMACBowling Green46Morgan State317620Doyt Perry Stadium3352752.6%
8/29/2019FBSMACBuffalo38Robert Morris1018412UB Stadium2979561.8%
8/29/2019FBSBig EastConnecticut24Wagner2119648Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field4000049.1%
8/30/2019FBSMountain WestNevada34Purdue3120144Mackay Stadium3339160.3%
8/31/2019FCSSouthlandMcNeese State34Southern2820437Cowboy Stadium (LA)17610116.1%
8/31/2019FBSMACBall State24Indiana3421437Lucas Oil Stadium6242134.3%
8/31/2019FBSIndependentLiberty0Syracuse2421671Williams Stadium (VA)2500086.7%
8/31/2019FBSConference USAOld Dominion24Norfolk State2121944S.B. Ballard Stadium2248097.6%
8/31/2019FBSSun BeltArkansas State30SMU3722076Centennial Bank Stadium3096471.3%
8/24/2019FBSMountain WestHawaii45Arizona3822396Aloha Stadium5000044.8%
8/31/2019FBSSun BeltLouisiana28Mississippi State3822440Mercedes-Benz Superdome7320830.7%
8/31/2019FBSConference USANorth Texas51Abilene Christian3123057Apogee Stadium3085074.7%
8/31/2019FBSSun BeltTroy43Campbell1423172Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL)3000077.2%
8/30/2019FBSIndependentArmy14Rice723238Michie Stadium3800061.2%
9/1/2019FCSSWACJackson State15Bethune-Cookman3623333Georgia State Stadium2433395.9%
8/31/2019FBSConference USAMarshall56Virginia Military1723875Joan C. Edwards Stadium4138257.7%
8/31/2019FBSSun BeltAppalachian State42East Tennessee State725147Kidd Brewer Stadium3000083.8%
8/31/2019FBSMountain WestWyoming37Missouri3126037War Memorial Stadium (WY)3474574.9%
8/31/2019FBSThe AmericanTemple56Bucknell1226378Lincoln Financial Field6902938.2%
8/31/2019FBSConference USAUTSA35Incarnate Word726787Alamodome6500041.2%
8/31/2019FBSPac 12Washington State58New Mexico State727228Martin Stadium4030667.6%
8/31/2019FBSSun BeltLouisiana-Monroe31Grambling928327Malone Stadium3042793.1%
8/30/2019FBSACCWake Forest38Utah State3529027BB&T Field3248389.4%
8/31/2019FBSBig TenIllinois42Akron330654Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)6067050.5%
8/31/2019FBSConference USASouthern Miss38Alcorn State1031076M. M. Roberts Stadium3600086.3%
8/30/2019FBSPac 12Oregon State36Oklahoma State5231681Reser Stadium4646968.2%
8/31/2019FBSBig 12Kansas24Indiana State1732611Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS)5007165.1%
8/31/2019FBSBig TenMaryland79Howard032761Maryland Stadium5180263.2%
8/31/2019FBSMountain WestAir Force48Colgate733101Falcon Stadium5616258.9%
8/31/2019FCSMissouri ValleyNorth Dakota State57Butler1034544Target Field3855489.6%
8/31/2019FBSConference USAUTEP36Houston Baptist3434646Sun Bowl5341564.9%
8/31/2019FBSACCBoston College35Virginia Tech2835213Alumni Stadium (MA)4450079.1%
8/31/2019FBSPac 12Stanford17Northwestern737179Stanford Stadium5160772.0%
8/29/2019FBSThe AmericanCincinnati24UCLA1438032Nippert Stadium4000095.1%
8/29/2019FBSConference USAUAB24Alabama State1939165Legion Field (AL)7159454.7%
8/31/2019FBSMountain WestSan Diego State6Weber State040222SDCCU Stadium7056157.0%
8/31/2019FBSSECVanderbilt6Georgia3040350Vanderbilt Stadium4144897.4%
8/31/2019FBSBig 12TCU39Arkansas-Pine Bluff740422Amon G. Carter Stadium5030780.4%
8/30/2019FBSBig TenRutgers48Massachusetts2140515HighPoint.com Stadium5245477.2%
8/31/2019FBSBig 12Baylor56Stephen F. Austin1743013McLane Stadium4514095.3%
8/29/2019FBSThe AmericanCentral Florida62Florida A&M044073Spectrum Stadium4845391.0%
8/31/2019FBSThe AmericanMemphis15Ole Miss1044107Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium6588566.9%
8/31/2019FBSPac 12California27UC-Davis1344168Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA)6246770.7%
8/30/2019FBSBig EastSouth Florida0Wisconsin4946704Raymond James Stadium7192164.9%
8/31/2019FBSACCPittsburgh14Virginia3047144Heinz Field6673170.6%
8/29/2019FBSPac 12Arizona State30Kent State747413Sun Devil Stadium5623284.3%
8/29/2019FBSBig TenMinnesota28South Dakota State2149112TCF Bank Stadium5080596.7%
8/31/2019FBSACCFlorida State31Boise State3650917Doak Campbell Stadium7956064.0%
8/31/2019FBSBig 12Kansas State49Nicholls State1451189Bill Snyder Family Stadium5300096.6%
8/31/2019FBSACCNorth Carolina24South Carolina2052183Bank of America Stadium7552569.1%
8/31/2019FBSBig 12Texas Tech45Montana State1054183Jones AT&T Stadium6045489.6%
8/31/2019FBSSECKentucky38Toledo2454610Kroger Field6100089.5%
8/31/2019FBSPac 12USC31Fresno State2357329Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum9360761.2%
8/31/2019FBSACCNorth Carolina State34East Carolina657633Carter-Finley Stadium57583100.1%
8/31/2019FBSSECArkansas20Portland State1361055Razorback Stadium7200084.8%
8/31/2019FBSBig 12Iowa State29Northern Iowa2661500Jack Trice Stadium61500100.0%
8/29/2019FBSIndependentBYU12Utah3061626LaVell Edwards Stadium6624793.0%
8/31/2019FBSBig 12West Virginia20James Madison1361891Milan Puskar Stadium60000103.2%
8/31/2019FBSPac 12Washington47Eastern Washington1465709Husky Stadium7008393.8%
8/24/2019FBSSECFlorida24Miami2066543Camping World Stadium65000102.4%
8/30/2019FBSPac 12Colorado52Colorado State3166997Sports Authority Field7612588.0%
8/31/2019FBSBig TenIowa38Miami (OH)1469250Kinnick Stadium7058598.1%
8/31/2019FBSSECAlabama42Duke371916Mercedes-Benz Stadium8300086.6%
8/30/2019FBSBig TenMichigan State28Tulsa772005Spartan Stadium (MI)7500596.0%
8/29/2019FBSACCClemson52Georgia Tech1479118Memorial Stadium (Clemson, SC)8150097.1%
9/1/2019FBSBig 12Oklahoma49Houston3184534Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK)84000100.6%
8/31/2019FBSSECTennessee30Georgia State3885503Neyland Stadium10245583.5%
8/31/2019FBSBig TenNebraska35South Alabama2189502Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)86047104.0%
8/31/2019FBSBig 12Texas45Louisiana Tech1493418Royal Texas Memorial Stadium10011993.3%
8/29/2019FBSSECTexas A&M41Texas State798016Kyle Field10273395.4%
8/31/2019FBSBig TenOhio State45Florida Atlantic21103228Ohio Stadium10494498.4%
8/31/2019FBSBig TenPenn State79Idaho7104527Beaver Stadium10657298.1%
8/31/2019FBSBig TenMichigan40Middle Tennessee21110811Michigan Stadium107601103.0%

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