We had a short in Tuesday’s paper that Georgia Tech averaged 51,584 fans last season, which was 40th in the NCAA among Division I-A schools. The entire report can be read here: http://bit.ly/avjbrd
The Yellow Jackets, though, were 12th in Division I-A in increased attendance year-over-year, averaging 4,095 more fans in 2009 than in 2008. Tech averaged a bit more than 26,000 in season ticket sales last year. Tech also took steps during the summer to improve its ticket revenue by contracting with the Aspire Group to outsource some sales. Previously, Tech handled all season-ticket sales in-house. Packages for the 2010 season are now on sale.
In athletics director Dan Radakovich’s state of the athletics association address, he spent some time discussing how Tech hopes to increase attendance in the 2010 season, including steps to get more faculty at games. The video can be watched here: http://bit.ly/cHEFFi
Overall, the ACC ranked fifth among the conferences with an average of 51,249 fans per game, a decrease of 1,488 per game.
Here are the ACC attendance leaders.
1. Clemson 75,793
2. Florida State 74,345
3. Virginia Tech 66,233
4. North Carolina 56,607
5. N.C. State 56,422
6. Georgia Tech 51,584
7. Virginia 47,986
8. Miami 47,551
9. Maryland 44,452
10. Boston College 35,716
11. Wake Forest 31,791
12. Duke 26,314
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