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GAC Football Attendance 2015
« on: November 15, 2015, 03:47:57 am »
With the regular season wrapped up, here's a nice dessert.

(Top three games by attendance are colored accordingly.)


ATU
OKB 4834
SAU 5576
OUA 6976
SEO 1049
SWO 2892
HU 4192

Total 21,328
Average 3555


UAM
NWO 3018
ATU 3145
SNU 3121
HSU 2491
SEO 657

Total 12,432
Average 2486


ECU
OUA 3442
SNU 3581
NWO 3108
ATU 1542
UAM 2105

Total 13,778
Average 2756

HU
SNU 4400
UAM 3500
HSU 2500
ECU 3900
NWO 1700

Total 16,000
Average 3200


HSU
ECU 4358
SWO 5300
ATU 6507
SAU 4129
SNU 2276

Total 22570
Average 4514


NWO
SAU 1350
HSU 700
SEO 3000
OKB 650
ATU 750
SWO 4800

Total 11,250
Average 1875


OKB
HU 3175
ECU 4623
UAM 3672
SWO 3519
HSU 4805

Total 19,794
Average 3959

OUA
SEO 2532
NWO 1874
HU 3500
UAM 2158
OKB 2416
HSU 9868

Total 22,348
Average 3725


SEO
HSU 2515
OKB 3415
SWO 3445
HU 2015
SAU 1979
ECU 4250

Total 17,619
Average 2937


SAU
SWO 2874
HU 5871
OKB 5621
OUA 4872*
ECU 1125
UAM 2871

Total 18,362/23,134
Average 3672/3856

SNU
ATU 1573
SEO 1567
SAU 1133
NWO 537
OUA 736
OKB 1790

Total 7336
Average 1223


SWO
UAM 2471
OUA 2133
ECU 3774
SNU 2125
HU 2763

Total 13,266
Average 2653
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Re: GAC Football Attendance 2015
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2015, 08:47:50 am »
For reference, the split in the SAU total and average shows it with and without the neutral site (El Dorado) game vs OBU, correct?

The Battle of the Ravine is obviously an outlier, but I'll note that the 2nd and 3rd best-attended games were both homecoming games, as is OBU's best non-BOTR attendance (Harding).  Interestingly, many teams best-attended game is not homecoming but a local rivalry; NWOSU v SWOSU, SEOSU v ECU, and SNU v OKBU all fit that pattern.

Given the size of the school and that they just moved up from NAIA, OKBU's attendance surprises me.  A lot of people at the HSU @ OKBU game especially.

On the other hand, Harding's attendance is surprisingly low, though it probably hurts that they didn't host either of their major rivals (OBU and ATU) this year.  They're kind of the inverse of Ouachita, whose attendance is boosted by hosting this year's BOTR and their #2 rival Harding. (Without BOTR, OBU's average drops from 3725 to 2496).

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Re: GAC Football Attendance 2015
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2015, 01:00:41 pm »
For reference, the split in the SAU total and average shows it with and without the neutral site (El Dorado) game vs OBU, correct?

Correct. It might not be a bad idea to look at past attendance in El Do.

Given the size of the school and that they just moved up from NAIA, OKBU's attendance surprises me.  A lot of people at the HSU @ OKBU game especially.

Credit to the Bison fanbase--not only was every game at Norris Field over official capacity (2900), but the attendance kept trending upward in the face of the season's diminishing prospects. It might be worth a trip to Shawnee just to see it firsthand.

Speaking of capacity, OK Baptist may the only school with a proper argument for expansion. Outside of their games, there were only three games with attendance above capacity at their respective venues. Incidentally, the BOTR would've been over capacity at Henderson, as well, albeit barely.

As for low attendance, it's SWO that caught my eye. Despite earning what amounts to the GAC's 2nd seed, their average attendance was 3rd lowest, ahead of only NWO and SNU. Keep in mind, the Bulldogs play in the conference's 2nd-largest stadium.

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Re: GAC Football Attendance 2015
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2016, 04:52:46 pm »
Very good info. You are right about the SAU/OBU game; it was at El Dorado.

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Re: GAC Football Attendance 2015
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2016, 04:52:38 pm »
HSU led in attendance w/o the BOTR. 

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Re: GAC Football Attendance 2015
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2016, 10:01:20 am »
HSU led in attendance w/o the BOTR.
They're behind SAU unless you don't count the El Dorado game.  Since it's not really an outlier compared to the rest of SAU's home games, I don't really see a reason not to count it.

 

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