Coming down Limestone Street last night on the way to the UK-Boise State game at Rupp Arena, I actually saw people out on the corner of Limestone and High Street holding up handfuls of tickets. They weren’t buying. They were selling.
There’s no getting around that, through the first seven homes games, Kentucky basketball attendance is on the decline at Rupp Arena.
All things are relative, of course. Kentucky still draws more fans to an intrasquad scrimmage than most schools do for an actual game.
But blame it on television, or the lack of an enticing home schedule, or a lack of connection with the ever-changing roster or the students — I don’t blame the students; they have terrible seats — you can’t argue with the numbers that say the attendance at Rupp Arena is declining for the fourth straight year.