For the second year in a row, BBN came out to show its tremendous support for Kentucky’s football program. While the numbers took a hit due to the ongoing renovations of Commonwealth Stadium, the lower bowl was completely filled in the sections that tickets were reserved. The official number for yesterday’s attendance ended up being 35,117. If you remember, last year’s spring game was watched by 50,831 members of big blue nation. That’s a huge falloff, but what more can you expect? I’d say if it wasn’t for the renovations, a few thousand (at least a couple hundred) more would have showed up. A lot of people don’t like to sit in the upper level, so even after a disappointing 2-10 season, the numbers were much higher than years previous.
In the SEC, Kentucky’s Spring Game attendance ranked 7th conference-wide. Leading the SEC was Alabama with 73,506, Auburn with 70,645, and an optimistic Tennessee crowd with 68,458. Kentucky was barely beat out by Florida and South Carolina fans, who only had a few hundred more in attendance. Who says Kentucky fans don’t care about their football in the bluegrass? More people came to UK’s spring game than at Notre Dame, Texas, and Louisville, all of which have been successful programs as of late.
The following is the entire conference rankings by Spring Game attendance, along with last year’s attendances in the SEC:
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