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From the WTH blog.
FANS SHOWING UP: Baylor’s attendance of 39,203 on Saturday helped the Bears set some program history.
That pushed the home season total to 247,165, which averaged out to 41,194 fans spread between Baylor’s six home games. Both the season and average marks are school records for a six-game home schedule at Floyd Casey Stadium.
This year was just the eighth time in Floyd Casey’s 63-year history Baylor broke the 40,000-fan mark on average. But it was the first time Baylor compiled three consecutive seasons north of that barrier.
“I thought our fans were tremendous today,” Baylor coach Art Briles said. “With an 11 a.m. kickoff (they had) a lot of energy.”
And that is without Texas, OU, or BM.
Briles can't say it, but I bet he was disappointed in the number of people who showed up. Those that were there were into the game and that was nice to see, but the attendance wasn't good. The fact that we set a record says more about how lousy we've been historically than it does about how committed our fan base is. I just hope we someday get to a point where 41K is a bad day instead of a really good one.
This post was edited by lancebu 16 months ago
I bet we average 43k next year.
We can gripe about attendance, but not many schools will fill up a stadium 4 times the size of their student body.
I hear what you're saying, but I bet CAB looks at it more like "39,000 people showed up to see us perform" more than "11,000 people didn't show up to see us play on senior day."
Average visiting crowd size: 3,800
Average BU turnout: 37,350
OSU crowd yesterday: 5.8k
BU crowd yesterday: 33.2k
BU crowd vs 2007 OSU in last pre-Briles game: 23.8k
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by S11 16 months ago
We overbuilt when we built FCS. 40K-45K is about right for our size.
Looking at the attendance of the Pac-12 CCG I'd say we do pretty well. Saw empty seats in the corners of Georgia's last home game playing a rival (overmatched granted), Top 5 in the country, and the last home game before the SEC championship game.
Pro Ecclesia, Pro Mundus
You ought to see DKR for 11am games. They have maybe 70,000 in there and announce 100k. That's the way it was in 2010. There was maybe 85,000 in attendance and they announced 101,000. This year it was actually pretty packed.
Nice that 39,000 paid for tickets, on 35,000 showed up. There were literally 10,000 empty seats.
Colt's point is valid, that's why the new stadium should only be 40,000.
We are in historically one of our best runs in football EVER and we can't get 40k on senior day with absolutely perfect weather.
Time to rethink the size of the new stadium.
I think people get way too worked up over attendance. It is improving and will continue as the program continues to succeed. There are countless teams having the same sort of attendance in regards to their stadium sizes that we have. 11am start vs afternoon or 6pm was the difference.
Disagree. I think 45K is about right. There's no reason to think the attendance trend won't continue to increase. Especially with a new stadium. Hopefully by the time the new wears off, 45K will be the norm.
You are dead wrong. 10k empty seats is half of the east grandstand. No way that happened based on the pics we have. 39k is accurate.
The even number years are always going to be less than the odd number years because UT and OU aren't playing and those are the two teams Joe Waco really cares to see play
There's still a culture shift happening. It takes more than three good seasons and a Heisman. Two main things have to happen: 1) our fans' need to develop a supreme confidence in our ability to win every game, and 2) opposing fans need to feel more confident in their teams' chances of losing in Waco.
The new stadium will help and if we have another solid season next year we should enter our new home with a lot of momentum.
The culture is still changing.
Dude I was there. There were 35,000 in attendance. I know how much the stadium holds and what it looks like when there are 39,000 fans in that stadium.
Try showing up to the games.
I was there. I estimate 39,000. Been going to all the games all my life. I know the difference.
I thought the alumni side was pretty full. The students still struggle to show up to games consistently. Hopefully that will change as we continue to win and get more students that value athletics.
You guys get over it. It is what it is and nagging about it gets plenty old. Take care of your own responsibilities and sooner or later many others are going to come around and join the victory bandwagon and they will be there. If you can't pipe down, then instead get you a list of a few hundred people and start calling and inviting them to attend Baylor football games.
I would think it was closer to 35K than 39. Endzone was half full, both corners on visitors side were empty and the home side wasn't very full.
"Dude I was there"
- So was I
"There were 35,000 in attendance. I know how much the stadium holds and what it looks like when there are 39,000 fans in that stadium."
- I know exactly how much each section holds and I have pics of those east stands and I saw the west was pretty much full.
1- The equivalent of 4.5 sections above the entry gates (holds just 1180 or so each) for 5.3k total
2- Equivalent of one "half section" empty below the entry gate (section v is 1/2 the size roughly of the others) for 385 or so.
3- 30% of the end zone empty for 1.2k
Total missing: 6.9k
Max with tarp: 46k
So my rough estimate comes out to 39k
No way it came as low as 35k. You'd need a few more empty sections.
"Try showing up to games"
Try being positive. You might like it.
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