Attendance Stats from Championship Game


  • #83230
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    palos_verdes_ute
    Ute Fan
    @palos-verdes-ute

    Pac-12
    Washington vs. Utah
    Time: 5 p.m./FOX (Friday)
    Levi’s Stadium capacity: 67.500
    Announced crowd: 35,134
    Percentage filled: 52
    TV rating: 3.1
    Note: Up 15 percent from last year (Stanford vs. USC/ESPN) but down 21 percent from 2016 (UW vs. Colorado/FOX).

    ACC
    Clemson vs. Pittsburgh
    Time: 5 p.m./ABC
    BofA Stadium capacity: 75,412
    Announced crowd: 67,784
    Percentage filled: 89.8
    TV rating: Not available.

    Big Ten
    Ohio State vs. Northwestern
    Time: Saturday, 5 p.m./FOX
    Lucas Oil Stadium capacity: 67,000
    Announced crowd: 66,375
    Percentage filled: 99
    TV rating: 5.6
    Note: Down 30 percent from last year (Ohio State-Wisconsin).

    Big 12
    Oklahoma vs. Texas
    Time: Saturday 9 a.m./ABC
    AT&T Stadium capacity: 80,000
    Announced crowd: 83,114
    Percentage filled: 104
    TV rating: 6.8
    Comment: Third-highest overnight of the season (any conference).

    SEC
    Alabama vs. Georgia
    Time: Saturday 1 p.m./CBS
    Mercedes-Benz Stadium capacity: 71,000
    Announced crowd: 77,141
    Percentage filled: 109
    TV rating: 10.5
    Note: Highest overnight ratings for a non-bowl since 2011 (any game, any conference).

  • #83234
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    Utah
    Ute Fan
    @utah

    This is why the PAC-12 is falling behind. No one cares. 

    • #83238
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      Mr Chainsaw
      Ute Fan
      @mrchainsaw

      Is it though, or is it geography.  How many more people would have gone if it was < 3 hour drive.  I know I would have.

      • #83239

        Mr Chainsaw
        Ute Fan
        @mrchainsaw

        I guess that doesn’t account for TV rating though

      • #83259
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        PlainsUte
        Ute Fan
        @plainsute

        Geography, name brands and relevance all play in.  Okla-Texas and Alabama-Georgia were easy drives for fans of both sides and being “name brands” for each conference in the race for the 4-team playoff they got a lot of national attention.

    • #83246
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      GameForAnyFuss
      Ute Fan
      @gameforanyfuss

      Two words: Population density. 

    • #83291

      Dwight89
      Ute Fan
      @jordan-buckner

      Definitely need to increase interest in football in general on the west coast. I think Oregon/Washington/Utah has very high interest. But California and Arizona being warm weather states there’s too many other sports and activities to do. Football is competing with the NBA, NFL, beaches, MLB those states. 

       

      That combined with the West Coast having fewer people than the East Coast just makes it tough for the Pac 12 to have the same size of fan base as the SEC/Big 10. 

    • #83338

      javadave
      Ute Fan
      @javadave

      Or it doesn’t get the hype by ESPN like all of the other P5 conferences do.

  • #83243
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    AlohaUte
    Ute Fan
    @alohaute

    Yup, the reality is, the West (both the coast and mountains) are more apathetic to sports than other regions. I attribute it to having a lot more to do. People have more things to fill their time out west than they do in the South.

    It doesn’t just matter more out West.

    • #83245
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      Utah
      Ute Fan
      @utah

      Yeah. We are just better people out here. 🙂

  • #83244

    Crazyforu
    Ute Fan
    @crazyforu

    This is 100% due to geography. Its doesn’t take any advanced math to figure out why attendance has always been bad at the PAC Championship game. The game is at a venue that isn’t easily accessible. At least with a bowl game you have 3-4 weeks to plan, this game you only have 1-2 weeks (and it isn’t over a holiday). Its not due to any perceived lack of interest though.

    • #83248
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      Utah
      Ute Fan
      @utah

      What about the tv rating. With lower attendance, ratings should be higher. 

      • #83283
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        BattleGroundUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        5:20 Pacific start on a Friday. Horrible spot. 

    • #83251
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      palos_verdes_ute
      Ute Fan
      @palos-verdes-ute

      Vegas location in 2 years will improve this, but I don’t think it will rival those other conferences.  The problem is the football culture among the PAC12 schools are not the same as schools in the south (or middle america).

  • #83250

    St George Ute
    Ute Fan
    @stgeorgeute

    I wonder what attendance would be like if they move it to the Raiders stadium in Vegas when it’s done. I’d attend, even if Utah wasn’t in the game.

    For that matter, they could move HQ to Vegas and likely save a ton. But, that’s a subject for another time.

    • #83265

      PlainsUte
      Ute Fan
      @plainsute

      Then they’d have to have a representative from the Teamster’s Union and the Gambino Family in the review booth.   Not that the officiating can get any worse.

      • #83268
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        St George Ute
        Ute Fan
        @stgeorgeute

        True. Maybe we move the offices to Anaheim and we get Mickey Mouse and Goofy in the review booth. Oh wait…

  • #83469

    Calgradutedad
    Ute Fan
    @calgradutedad

    5 hr drive from Mobile, AL to SEC Championship game for a weekend game. 14 hour drive from Seattle to PAC 12 championship game for a Friday night game. Huge difference in ease of attending game.

    I live less than an hour away from Levi’s stadium. It’s got a bad reputation for its poor access so there’s not a lot of people willing to fight the Bay Area traffic to go see a couple of college teams. This is a pro team area. Colleges rarely get mentioned on sports talk in the Bay Area.

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