The Southeastern Conference released its attendance numbers for the 2015 football season and it’s the one statistic Kentucky can wear with pride.
UK was one of only five schools to see an increase in average attendance from a year ago, joining Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi State and Tennessee with positive gains.
Commonwealth Stadium led those five with a 6.5 percent increase in fans, giving it the best percentage increase in the conference:
|School||Stadium||2015 Average Attendance||2014 Average Attendance||Percent Increase/Decrease|
|Alabama||Bryant-Denny Stadium||101,112||101,534||Down 0.41%|
|Arkansas||D.W.R. Razorback Stadium||67,326||66,521||Up 1.19%|
|Florida||Ben Hill Griffin Stadium||90,065||85,834||Up 4.3%|
|Kentucky||Commonwealth Stadium||61,295||57,572||Up 6.5%|
|LSU||Tiger Stadium||93,441||104,909||Down 10.9%|
|Miss. State||Davis Wade Stadium||61,784||61,127||Up 1.1%|
|Missouri||Memorial Stadium||65,120||65,285||Down 0.25%|
|Ole Miss||Vaught-Hemingway Stadium||60,479||61,547||Down 1.74%|
|South Carolina||Williams Brice Stadium||78,822||81,381||Down 3.1%|
|Tennessee||Neyland Stadium||100,584||99,754||Up 0.83%|
|Texas A&M||Kyle Field||103,622||105,123||Down 1.43%|
|Vanderbilt||Vanderbilt Stadium||32,134||34,258||Down 6.2%|
We’ll be looking at a completely different scenario next year for Kentucky. With the way this season ended and the disappointment all across the fan base, UK is the odds-on favorite to have the largest decrease in attendance in 2016.