Attendance across college football is down, and it’s continuing to be a reoccurring theme around the game, causing stadiums to enhance their in-game experience to keep butts in seats.
Thankfully, we know the real reason why this is happening.
Specifically, the SEC averaged 75,444 fans per game in 2012, and that number is up to 75,763 in 2013 – not by much, but it’s up.
Related: Current SEC East and West standings
Through six weeks, stadiums are over 96 percent capacity in 2013. Texas A&M is busting at the seams with 105% capacity, while Missouri is filling just 86% capacity. Georgia, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Ole Miss and Mississippi State are all averaging 100% capacity.
Related: Future stadium capacities
No surprise that Alabama and Tennessee have the highest average attendance, seeing they have the two largest stadium capacities.
Related: SEC strength of schedule
Here’s the attendance through six weeks, via NCAA.com:
|Rank||Team||Accum Att.||Avg Att.||Stadium Cap.||% Capacity||Games|
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