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    Default CBS Sports: College Football with Largest Attendance Drop in 34 Years

    College football heads in wrong direction with largest attendance drop in 34 years
    The FBS and individual conferences received some worrying figures at the end of the 2017 season
    by Dennis Dodd

    Major-college football experienced its largest per-game attendance drop in 34 years and second-largest ever, according to recently released NCAA figures.

    Attendance among the 129 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams in 2017 was down an average of 1,409 fans per game from 2016. That marked the largest drop since 1983 when average attendance declined 1,527 fans per game from 1982.

    The 2017 FBS average of 42,203 fans per game is the lowest since 1997.

    Link to full story (includes video): https://www.cbssports.com/college-fo...p-in-34-years/

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    Attendance is down across the board. I think the comments about downsizing stadiums is interesting. It's an acknowledgement that times have changed and it's time to adjust for smaller crowds.
    Busy playing Cyberball at the Roost.

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    I think itís the fact that every game is available streaming live on the internet in the comfort of your own home...

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    The replies to this tweet should not be ignored...





    Streaming was not listed prominently but ticket prices, increase in costs, match ups, length of the games (too long) among others.

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    Think this statement carries a bit more weight and relates to UTSAs attendance issues and, partly, a reason why the the referendum for athletics failed.

    …Bill Lutzen, a veteran sports TV programmer who is currently the CFO of a web optimization firm. "This issue is with lack of involvement of the college students. They no longer view attending sporting events as part of the university experience."

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    Quote Originally Posted by FD2004 View Post
    Think this statement carries a bit more weight and relates to UTSAs attendance issues and, partly, a reason why the the referendum for athletics failed.

    …Bill Lutzen, a veteran sports TV programmer who is currently the CFO of a web optimization firm. "This issue is with lack of involvement of the college students. They no longer view attending sporting events as part of the university experience."
    It's because they believe acting like a sissy is ok.

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    They like to participate in dumb demonstrations that accomplish nothing.


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    If universities want to lure more hipster millennial students - who think tradition is a Netflix subscription renewal - to football games, they need to replace all concession food with vegan fare and turn the field into a dog park at halftime.

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    I blame Tinder.

    In my day we had to broadcast "ASL" on IRC and the only on campus replies were usually CompSci students. Eventually AOL chat rooms made things easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Early Bird View Post
    If universities want to lure more hipster millennial students - who think tradition is a Netflix subscription renewal - to football games, they need to replace all concession food with vegan fare and turn the field into a dog park at halftime.
    And sprinkle Selfie Booths around the concourse..

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