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Bowl attendance numbers with comparison to last year

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  1. rward

    rward Club Member Club Member

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    It does not include the title game and I will post that later, but the difference in stadium size between Jerry’s World and University of Phoenix Stadium would make it not apples to apples. Jerry World without its capacity to expand to 105,000 (normal football is 80,000) is 16,600 bigger than Univ of Phoenix Stadium.

    Not counting the two new bowls the comparison in overall attendance of the 38 bowls that were played this year and last year showed an overall increase of 37,207 or 979 per game. If you look at the differences either in an increase or a decrease IMO most cases where the location of the schools involved. 24 saw increases and 14 saw deceases.

    The 8 bowls that had PAC 12 teams this year and last saw a -6,354 drop from last years.
    The 2 bowls were PAC 12 teams replace conference that did not have enough teams had 2,591 increase
    The Fiesta Bowl that has a PAC 12 team last year, but not this year has a 4,227 increase.
    In total the 10 PAC 12 Bowls saw a -3,763 decrease over last year games.

    Below are the numbers of all 40 bowl games. Again these are the attendance numbers provided from the bowls, I have no way of knowing if it is tickets sold or butts in seats.

    Bowl attendance from highest to lowest
    Bowl: this year participants = attendance/last year participants = attendance (difference)

    Rose: Iowa-Stanford = 94,268/Florida State-Oregon = 91,322 (2,946)
    Cotton: Alabama-Michigan State = 82,812/Baylor-Michigan State = 71,464 (11,348)
    Sugar: Oklahoma State-Mississippi = 72,117/ Alabama-Ohio State = 74,682 (-2,565)
    Texas: LSU-Texas Tech = 71,307/Arkansas-Texas = 71,115 (192)
    Fiesta: Notre Dame-Ohio State = 71,123/Boise State-Arizona = 66,896 (4,227)
    Peach: Houston-Florida State = 71,007/ TCU-Ole Miss = 65,706 (5,301)
    Orange: Oklahoma-Clemson = 67,615/Mississippi St-Georgia Tech = 58,211 (9,404)
    Alamo: Oregon-TCU = 64,569/Kansas State-UCLA = 60,517 (4,052)
    Citrus: Michigan-Florida = 63,113/Missouri-Minnesota = 48,624 (14,489)
    Liberty: Kansas State-Arkansas = 61,136/Texas A&M-West Virginia = 51,282 (9,854)
    Birmingham: Auburn-Memphis = 59,430 /Florida-East Carolina = 30,083 (29,347)
    TaxSlayer: Georgia-Penn State = 58,212/Iowa-Tennessee = 56,310 (1,902)
    Outback: Northwestern-Tennessee = 53,202/Wisconsin-Auburn = 44,023 (9,179)
    Music City: Texas A&M-Louisville = 50,478/LSU-Notre Dame = 60,149 (-9,671)
    Holiday: Wisconsin-USC = 48,329/USC-Nebraska = 55,789 (-7,460)
    Belk: NC State-Mississippi State = 46,423/Georgia-Louisville = 45,671 (752)
    Las Vegas: BYU-Utah = 42,213/Utah-Colorado State = 33,067 (9,146)
    Sun: Miami-Washington State = 41,180/Arizona State-Duke = 47,809 (-6,629)
    Russell Athletic: North Carolina-Baylor = 40,418/Clemson-Oklahoma = 40,071 (347)
    Cactus: West Virginia-Arizona State = 39,321/Oklahoma State-Washington = 35,409 (3,912)
    Armed Forces: California-Air Force = 38,915/Houston-Pittsburgh = 37,888 (1,027)
    Pinstripe: Indiana-Duke = 37,218/Penn State-Boston College = 49,012 (-11,794)
    Military: Pittsburgh-Navy = 36,352/Virginia Tech-Cincinnati = 34,277 (2,075)
    Quick Lane: Central Michigan-Minnesota = 34,217/Rutgers-North Carolina = 23,876 (10,341)
    Foster Farms: UCLA-Nebraska = 33,527/Stanford-Maryland = 34,780 (-1,253)
    New Orleans: Louisiana Tech-Arkansas State = 32,847/Nevada-UL Lafayette = 34,014 (-1,167)
    Independence: Tulsa-Virginia Tech = 31,289/South Carolina-Miami = 38,242 (-6,953)
    New Mexico: Arizona-New Mexico = 30,289/Utah State-UTEP = 28,725 (1,564)
    GoDaddy: Georgia Southern-Bowling Green = 28,656/Arkansas State-Toledo = 36,811 (-8,155)
    Boca Raton: Temple-Toledo = 25,908/Marshall-Northern Illinois = 29,419 (-3,511)
    Hawaii: San Diego St-Cincinnati = 22,793/Fresno State-Rice = 25,365 (-2,572)
    Miami Beach: Western Kent-South Florida = 21,712/Memphis-BYU = 20,761 (951)
    Poinsettia: Boise State-Northern Illinois = 21,501/Navy-San Diego State = 33,077 (-11,576)
    Camellia: Ohio-Appalachian State = 21,395/ S. Alabama-Bowling Green = 20,256 (1,139)
    Arizona Bowl: Colorado State-Nevada = 20,425/No Game
    Heart of Dallas: Washington-Southern Miss = 20,229/Louisiana Tech-Illinois = 31,297 (-11,068)
    Famous Idaho Potato: Akron-Utah State = 18,876/Air Force-Western Michigan = 18,223 (653)
    Cure: San Jose State-Georgia State = 18,536/No Game
    St. Petersburg: Marshall-UConn = 14,652/UCF-N.C. State = 26,675 (-12,023)
    Bahamas: Middle Tenn St-Western Michigan = 13,123/W. Kentucky-C. Michigan = 13,667 (-544)


    Top 10 in attendance increase:
    Bowl name: this year participants/last year participants (difference in Attendance)

    Birmingham: Auburn-Memphis/Florida-East Carolina (29,347)
    Citrus: Michigan-Florida/Missouri-Minnesota (14,489)
    Cotton: Alabama-Michigan State/Baylor-Michigan State (11,348)
    Quick Lane: Central Michigan-Minnesota/Rutgers-North Carolina (10,341)
    Liberty: Kansas State-Arkansas/Texas A&M-West Virginia (9,854)
    Orange: Oklahoma-Clemson/Mississippi St-Georgia Tech (9,404)
    Outback: Northwestern-Tennessee/Wisconsin-Auburn (9,179)
    Las Vegas: BYU-Utah/Utah-Colorado State (9,146)
    Peach: Houston-Florida State/TCU-Ole Miss (5,301)
    Fiesta: Notre Dame-Ohio State/Boise State-Arizona (4,227)


    Top 10 in attendance decrease:
    Bowl name: this year participants/last year participants (difference in Attendance)

    Boca Raton: Temple-Toledo/Marshall-Northern Illinois (-3,511)
    Sun: Miami-Washington State/Arizona State-Duke (-6,629)
    Independence: Tulsa-Virginia Tech/South Carolina-Miami (-6,953)
    Holiday: Wisconsin-USC/USC-Nebraska (-7,460)
    GoDaddy: Georgia Southern-Bowling Green/Arkansas State-Toledo (-8,155)
    Music City: Texas A&M-Louisville/LSU-Notre Dame (-9,671)
    Heart of Dallas: Washington-Southern Miss/Louisiana Tech-Illinois (-11,068)
    Poinsettia: Boise State-Northern Illinois/Navy-San Diego State (-11,576)
    Pinstripe: Indiana-Duke/Penn State-Boston College (-11,794)
    St. Petersburg: Marshall-UConn/UCF-N.C. State (-12,023)


    PAC 12 Bowl attendance from highest to lowest
    Bowl: this year participants = attendance/last year participants = attendance (difference)

    Rose: Iowa-Stanford = 94,268/Florida State-Oregon = 91,322 (2,946)
    Alamo: Oregon-TCU = 64,569/Kansas State-UCLA = 60,517 (4,052)
    Holiday: Wisconsin-USC = 48,329/USC-Nebraska = 55,789 (-7,460)
    Las Vegas: BYU-Utah = 42,213/Utah-Colorado State = 33,067 (9,146)
    Sun: Miami-Washington State = 41,180/Arizona State-Duke = 47,809 (-6,629)
    Cactus: West Virginia-Arizona State = 39,321/Oklahoma State-Washington = 35,409 (3,912)
    Armed Forces: California-Air Force = 38,915/Houston-Pittsburgh = 37,888 (1,027)
    Foster Farms: UCLA-Nebraska = 33,527/Stanford-Maryland = 34,780 (-1,253)
    New Mexico: Arizona-New Mexico = 30,289/Utah State-UTEP = 28,725 (1,564)
    Heart of Dallas: Washington-Southern Miss = 20,229/Louisiana Tech-Illinois = 31,297 (-11,068)
     
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  4. rward

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    Thank you
     
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    Foster Farms decrease is very surprising. But I guess Nebraska doesn't travel like they used to now that they're in a conference that requires airfare and real travel expenses to see regular season road games.
     
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    The Rose Bowl has seemingly ridiculous demands for a reason.
     
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    Great thread, but who the hell is Nebraska?
    Must be an up and coming team.
     
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    Thought the same till I realized Stanford played in the game last year and it's in Santa Clara.

    And **** nebraska!!!!
     
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    Stanford doesn't have fans.
     
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    would have loved to see bama D vs the tree's O.
     
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    quick and dirty overall impression:
    1. Teams with a tradition of bowl games > teams without
    2. P5 > G5 > Others
    3. Being within driving distance > most fans need to fly

    If at least one team checks all three boxes, attendance is usually great; if neither team checks any of them, attendance is dismal.
     
  19. FlatironsBuff

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    Now that you put out good stats, you need to browbeat everyone and tell them how wrong they are about everything and give them their new opinions. Only then will I feel 'Tini has been fully replaced.
     
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    Is there a conclusion of some sort so I don't have to pore over these numbers? Is attendance up or down as a whole?
     
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    I only see 7 bowls as P12 repeats totaling around 5k more fans than last year. Dallas, Armed Forces, and NM Bowl being the 3 non-contracted bowls that did not have a P12 rep last season.
     
  22. rward

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    not counting the two new bowls up 37,000 plus from last year
     
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