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Surveying the Big 12 attendance numbers

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  1. RSSBot

    RSSBot News Junkie

    Jul 8, 2005
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    By David Ubben

    [​IMG]The NCAA's latest attendance figures are out, and here's how the Big 12 teams fared:

    Accumulated Attendance (total)

    Teams preceded by national ranking:

    No. 5: Texas (704,580; seven games)
    No. 10: Nebraska (599,648, seven games)
    No. 11: Texas A&M (577,338; seven games)
    No. 18: Oklahoma (508,426; six games)
    No. 31: Missouri (369,240; six games)
    No. 35: Oklahoma State (355,684; seven games)
    No. 39: Texas Tech (342,647; six games)
    No. 44: Iowa State (317,767; seven games)
    No. 46: Kansas (313,955; seven games)
    No. 48: Kansas State (298,897; six games)
    No. 54: Colorado (281,182; six games)
    No. 65: Baylor (240,259; six games)

    Thoughts: You can't tell a ton from these numbers, considering the variation in home schedules and stadium size, but it's a good indicator of why some programs have the reputations they do and the budgets they do. Neutral-site attendance from games like the Red River Rivalry, Border Showdown and Kansas State-Iowa State aren't factored into these numbers.

    Average Attendance Per Game

    No. 5: Texas - 100,654
    No. 11: Nebraska - 85,664
    No. 12: Oklahoma - 84,738
    No. 13: Texas A&M - 82,477
    No. 26: Missouri - 61,540
    No. 32: Texas Tech - 57,108
    No. 41: Oklahoma State - 50,812
    No. 43: Kansas State - 49,816
    No. 49: Colorado - 46,864
    No. 54: Iowa State - 45,395
    No. 55: Kansas - 44,851
    No. 61: Baylor - 40,043

    Thoughts: Texas was one of just five schools to top six digits, but anyone who watched a few of the late-season games from Austin knows the actual attendance was probably a bit inflated. They're not the only school to do it, of course, but most attendance numbers everywhere seem more reflective of tickets sold. Anyway, percentage filled is the best indicator of success when it comes to ticket sales, so here are those numbers.

    Percentage Of Capacity

    No. 4: Texas Tech (106.2)
    No. 5: Nebraska (105.67)
    No. 7: Oklahoma (103.2)
    No. 12: Texas (100.53)
    No. 21: Kansas State (99.63)
    No. 23: Texas A&M (99.37)
    No. 47: Missouri (90.04)
    No. 49: Kansas (89.26)
    No. 50: Colorado (87.14)
    No. 59: Oklahoma State (84.38)
    No. 63: Iowa State (82.58)
    No. 67: Baylor (80.09)

    Thoughts: Lots to chew on in this section. Texas Tech touted its ticket sales numbers all preseason, and these returns reflect a good sign for the beginning of the Tommy Tuberville Era in Lubbock. Having a new stadium helps, too, but both times I went to games at Tech this year, the stands were packed and the fans were jacked. Tuberville has a lot going for him early on there -- great attendance, ticket sales and recruiting -- and they're hoping big wins will follow. The Red Raiders won't be fully loaded this year, but they've definitely got things to be excited about. Nebraska and Oklahoma are about what you'd expect. Those tickets have been and will be tough to get for a long time. I wouldn't put too much stock in the Oklahoma State percentage numbers. It's a calculated, controversial and high-profile move by the athletic program to limit premium game tickets to season-ticket holders. It hurts their attendance numbers and has empty seats show up for big games, but it's been a boon to the program's bottom line.

    Originally posted by ESPN.com - Big 12 Blog
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  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

    Dec 1, 2006
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    brutal season for us, we'd been close to 50K in years past.
  3. Skidmark

    Skidmark Flagship of the 12-Pac. WTTAH Club Member

    Jun 3, 2007
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    How CU's numbers stack up against the Pac-12?

    One of the unreported numbers is avg revenue per person (ARPP) per home game.

    With the four pack and other promotions, CU's ARPP probably doesn't look all that great, either.
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

    Jul 8, 2005
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    I would be interested to see how our numbers stack up against the Pac 12 also.
  5. Buffs@5345'

    Buffs@5345' Club Member Club Member

    Jan 18, 2011
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    I think those numbers were a big part of the message that was sent to the University last season - leading to the regime change. One set of standings I don't mind sitting at the bottom of.....I expect a big change next season, not sure what the capacties are at some of the PAC venues, but the buzz around here should have us filling the seats at Folsom.
  6. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2005
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    Tech has a "new stadium"?
  7. Skidmark

    Skidmark Flagship of the 12-Pac. WTTAH Club Member

    Jun 3, 2007
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    Just another expansion.


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