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Kentucky led the SEC in 2015 attendance increase


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%
Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium 87,451  87,451 Same
Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium 90,065  85,834 Up 4.3%
Georgia Sanford Stadium 92,746  92,746 Same
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.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

6 Comments for Kentucky led the SEC in 2015 attendance increase

  1. Sentient Third Eye
    11:18 am December 14, 2015 Permalink

    Next year Kentucky fans will be like Missouri fans in that they will ask the team to “show me” before they come out in big numbers. If they team can do that, they will definitely come. That probably means season ticket sales will be way down, but if the team wins enough, the actual attendance may still be fine overall.

  2. buttercup
    11:37 am December 14, 2015 Permalink

    Weird that Auburn’s numbers are EXACTLY THE SAME. Coincidence, I’m sure.

  3. Howdy Doody
    12:28 pm December 14, 2015 Permalink

    No way our merry band of tailgaters are buying season tickets next football season. We have ALL been bitten by the Blue Smoke for long enough. IF the coaching staff is shown the highway, we WILL return. Until then..adios.
    Beat Hooker U.

  4. jtrue28
    2:08 pm December 14, 2015 Permalink

    All these numbers are bullshit. They’re not counting butts in seats, but tickets sold.

    Vandy….32K…..yeah, okay.

  5. Rsn2GoBlu
    2:44 pm December 14, 2015 Permalink

    Creative accounting at it’s finest. There were more people at the Trinity – Male football game than the UK vs Charlotte football game. Heck even the Louisville game was not full. I was able to but 2 tickets on Craigslist for $25 the day before the game.