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What would the spring game attendance have been if the UI would have announced that it was a real scrimmage and not just an open practice a bit earlier? What are OSU/Mich/Penn St attendances like? Do they sell out?
As I understood it, no tailgating was allowed. If it was, attendance would go from 4,000 to 40,000. And a little more advance announcement of a scimmage instead of a practice would not have hurt either. Apparently, UI does not want this to be an event to draw TOO many.
I would have went but didnt have time to ask off
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Nebraska led the B1G with 60,000. They charged $10 per ticket. Ohio State drew 37,000 playing in Cincinnati as Ohio Stadium was unavailable because it's undergoing renovations. OSU charged $12-18 per adult ticket. Although it's in Ohio, Cincinnati is not only a pro football town but it's generally not considered a pro-OSU town. 25% of the metro's population lives in Kentucky. Lot of Catholics so very strong ND support. And UC has its fans, obviously, although the Cats drew only 2,000 for their spring game.
MSU claimed 22,500. Michigan claimed 18,000 but I watched that replay on BTN and I would debate that--the Big Outhouse was virtually empty. Considering it was free,I'm surprised there weren't more. PSU claimed 28,000 despite snow flurries. Wisconsin had 12,000, Maryland 8,200, Purdue 6,400. Illinois had 2,800 but it was played on a Friday night and I don't see out of town fans paying to stay overnight in Champaign for a spring game, especially after the season they'd had.
As of last weekend, of the six spring games to draw more than 50,000 attendees, five were in the SEC. I think the BTN gives fans a good excuse not to come to spring games.
The SEC now holds five of top six spring attendance figures. Still to come next week: UCLA, Oregon, Kansas State, and Iowa.
Iowa announced around 16,500 for the spring game. Not bad.
Believe that I heard Michigan's spring game had less than 10,000.
Same with Illini, maybe 5.000.
The Cornholer state has so little other entertainment available, other than taking a road trip to
Iowa, Colorado or South Dakota that they pack the Cornholer palace.
'Texan by birth, Hawkeye by the Grace of God'
I'm actually really impressed Nebby sold 60,000 at $10 a ticket. Maybe one of the math majors on the board can total that for me. I would love to see the Hawks have that kind of support.
I think had they announced it was a game earlier it would have had more support, and yeah that is an easy 600k for Nebby
Yeah not a bad payday for a glorified practice.
One thing that helped Iowa's attendance, and hurt Illinois and Michigan, was the weather. That's one benefit to holding the spring game a bit later.
Shoot, the PR they got for letting 7 year cancer patient Jack Hoffman run for a TD was priceless. You can't put a dollar figure on that kind of stuff.
Jack Hoffman scores a 69 yard touchdown in the 2013 Nebraska Spring Game.
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Must admit that the Jack Hoffman TD run was the first time in my ENTIRE LIFETIME that
I've been happy that a player with that uniform on, crossed the goal line.
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