The number of people attending College Football has been dropping steadily over the past few years without an identified reason.
College Football Attendance: % By Frequency of Attending
|Total Number of College Football Fans Attending Games||26,160,000||25,006,000||24,426,000||20,613,000|
One possible cause of low attendance could be an unfortunate reality that going to College Football games has become more of a luxury that is difficult to afford. Statistics show that in the $25,000 to $49,999 income bracket, there has been a significant decrease in game attendance over the last two seasons. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the income bracket greater than $100,000 has had a significant increase in game attendance. If that is the case, then the colleges and their respective conferences will need to find new incentives and ways to draw more fans to the games.
College Football Attendance: % by income group
|$100,000 or more||28.3||27.9||36.1||37.5|
Data from SBRnet
This blog post was written by Samford University student Wells Campbell. You can learn more about Wells Campbell at (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wellscampbell).