Jon Solomon of the Birmingham News reports that college football attendance dropped to its lowest level since 2003.
Among the schools in the six BCS conferences, Kentucky experienced the biggest attendance drop, with its announced attendance for 2012 coming in at 17 percent less than 2011.
“Fifty-six percent of the FBS schools reported fewer fans in 2012 than the previous season. Some of those dips were very minor, but others saw huge chunks of fans disappear,” reports Solomon. “Eight BCS schools experienced attendance declines of 10 percent or greater from 2011: Kentucky (17 percent); Maryland (15 percent); Stanford (13 percent); and Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Colorado (10 percent each).”
The story includes the attendance figures for every FBS team.
Of course, UK’s announced attendance figures and actual attendance figures were two distinctly different numbers.