This week, Louisville tickets at the Yum! Center were available for as low as $3 a pop, with the basketball program essentially begging fans to attend games. For those keeping track at home, that’s cheaper than most non-basketball/football sports at Kentucky.
From the looks of tonight, fans felt the ridiculously low ticket prices were still a bit too much.
UofL hopes its a late arriving crowd pic.twitter.com/QgUJWSXbPp
— Kent Taylor (@KentTaylorWAVE) December 7, 2017
Very small crowd at KFC Yum! Center for UL Basketball hosting Siena. Maybe smallest actual attendance Iâ€™ve ever seen here for Cards. pic.twitter.com/Moxxav1TsT
— Fred Cowgill WLKY (@FredCowgillWLKY) December 7, 2017
â€” Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) December 7, 2017
This is the worst non-ice and snow crowd I have ever seen for a Louisville Basketball game.
— Howie Lindsey (@howielindsey) December 6, 2017
After a back and forth battle throughout the night, the Cardinals pulled away from Siena at the end, winning 86-60.
Home court advantage? Absolutely not.
For a basketball program that is currently losing money, attendance numbers this low certainly isn’t helping.