2014 SEC spring game attendance

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Correct me if you have heard this before: The state of Alabama owned spring game attendance.

Alabama and Auburn have combined to win a national championship four of the last five years and have played in the championship game the last five seasons. So, naturally, fandom remains at a fever pitch. Alabama led the SEC – and the country – with 73,506 fans at the spring game. Auburn finished second in the conference and third in the country with 70,465 fans. Sandwiched in between Alabama and Auburn was Penn State with new head coach James Franklin with 72,000 fans. I’ve added the top 10 schools’ spring game attendance below the SEC’s.

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Tennessee was a close third in the conference. The Vols hosted 68,548 optimistic fans looking for Butch Jones to turn the program around and clinch a bowl game. Vanderbilt brought up the bottom with only 8,400 fans at the spring game.

Please note that Texas A&M didn’t have a spring game this year due to the renovations currently taking place to Kyle Field. The Aggies had over 45,000 last year.

Here’s a look at the 2014 SEC football spring game attendance, with last year’s attendance listed in the right column for reference:

Team 2014 Attendance 2013 Attendance
Alabama 73,506 78,315
Auburn 70,645 83,401
Tennessee 68,548 61,706
Georgia 46,073 45,113
South Carolina 36,412 35,218
Florida 35,834 10,000
Kentucky 35,117 50,831
Arkansas 30,000 51,088
Missouri 23,121 18,384
Mississippi State 21,710 21,000
LSU 18,565 28,000
Ole Miss 15,000 28,000
Vanderbilt 8,400 14,000

Here’s a look at the top 10 spring game attendance in college football, and the SEC was well represented with five of the top 10:

Team 2014 Attendance
Alabama 73,506
Penn State 72,000
Auburn 70,645
Tennessee 68,548
Nebraska 61,772
Ohio State 61,058
Georgia 46,073
Oklahoma 43,500
Florida State 36,500
South Carolina 36,412

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