LOOK: Horrible Ole Miss attendance at Vaught-Hemingway for Week 3
Ole Miss has done a complete makeover to its game day experience at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in hopes of improving attendance. But a glimpse of the turnout on Saturday against Southeast Louisiana was not a good sign.
Rebel fans are now treated to new food options, in-stadium party areas and alcohol this season. But that didn’t make a difference, at least this week. A picture tweeted by Nick Suss revealed gaping holes in several sections, including some areas where it appeared only a couple of fans made it.
The nationwide trend is especially event in Oxford as the Rebels had an average of 55,685 fans at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium last season, the Clarion-Ledger reported. That represented the lowest mark since 2008, and a 15 percent dropoff from Ole Miss’ record mark of 64,909 fans per game set in 2016.
The Rebels led 13-3 after the first quarter, so if the lead swells, the few fans who made it in may not have much incentive to stick around.
— Nick Suss (@nicksuss) September 14, 2019