UGA ranks No. 6 in nation in football attendance

The University of Georgia ranked No. 6 in the nation in football attendance last season, according to figures released this afternoon by the NCAA.

Georgia averaged 92,746 per home game, selling out the season in Sanford Stadium.

Nationally, the NCAA said almost 48.3 million fans attended college football games last season –- 48,284,767 to be precise, down about 1 percent from the record 48.8 million in 2008. The decline was college football’s first in five years. The figures include all  regular-season and post-season games in Divisions I, II and III.

The NCAA’s Top 10 in average home attendance for the 2009 season:

1. Michigan 108,933

2. Penn State  107,008

3. Ohio State 105,261

4. Texas  101,175

5. Tennessee  99,200

6. Georgia 92,746

7. LSU 92,489

8. Alabama 92,012

9. Florida 90,635

10. Nebraska  85,888

According to the NCAA figures, Georgia Tech ranked 40th in home attendance with an average of 51,584. That was an average increase of 4,095 over the previous season — the 12th largest increase in Division I, according to the NCAA.

The average attendance at Division I-A (now officially called Football Bowl Subdivision) games last season was 46,281, the NCAA reported.  The SEC drew the most fans of any conference for the 12th consecutive year, with average home attendance of 76,288. That was down 556 per game from the SEC record set in 2008.

Including road and neutral-site games, UGA games were attended by more than 1 million fans in the 2009 season — 1,014,963 to be precise. That ranked 10th in the nation.

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263 comments Add your comment

JB

February 22nd, 2010
5:29 pm

Next year we’re #7 when Bama jumps us.

freedyg

February 22nd, 2010
5:30 pm

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
5:33 pm

This poll was obviously taken before the start of the 4th quarter

daddo

February 22nd, 2010
5:34 pm

all those Georgia fans showing up, full of hope, for nothing.

dap01

February 22nd, 2010
5:36 pm

Where does Tech rank in empty seats?
Where does Tech rank in filled seats?
Where does Tech rank in muggings?
Where does Tech rank in Thursday night games?
Where does Tech rank in terms of price per ticket? (Not including the cost of the car wash)
Where does Tech rank in terms of pretty girls on Campus? (The Military Academy’s do not count).
Where does Tech rank in terms of bad words spoken by a coach on TV? Answer, just behind Saban.

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
5:38 pm

Seriously where does gt rank in attendance?

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
5:41 pm

Do they measure noise decible levels? I’d be curious to know how low it got during the 3-2-1- countdown of the last Tech game played in Athens.

GT Jim

February 22nd, 2010
5:43 pm

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
5:41 pm
Do they measure noise decible levels? I’d be curious to know how low it got during the 3-2-1- countdown of the last Tech game played in Athens.

I was there Fuzz and it was mighty quiet. 45-42. Man I can’t wait to go back this fall.

Bourbon Dawgwalker

February 22nd, 2010
5:44 pm

Don’t feed the troll.

Yellow Fuzz time for dinner

February 22nd, 2010
5:45 pm

Honey, If I told you once I told you a hundred times to quick playing with your stinger right before dinner time.

If you do not behave and come to dinner right this instance I’m going to take away your Internet privileges for 1 month.

Jeff

February 22nd, 2010
5:46 pm

YellowFuzz and GT Jim…

I would imagine it got about as low as it did at Tech this past year.

Dawggrl

February 22nd, 2010
5:46 pm

This is not surprising since we have the 7th largest stadium, only stadium ahead of us and not ranked – USC.

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
5:47 pm

The NCAA’s Top 10 in average home attendance for the 2009 season
Note: Polls taken during the 4th quarter of home games:
1. Michigan 108,933
2. Penn State 107,008
3. Ohio State 105,261
4. Texas 101,175
5. Tennessee 99,200
6. LSU 92,489
7. Alabama 92,012
8. Florida 90,635
9. Nebraska 85,888
10. USC 84,361

Tim

February 22nd, 2010
5:49 pm

Uga ranks #1 in redneck trailer trash in attendance at their games too!

Hey, GT Jim

February 22nd, 2010
5:52 pm

Other than the screams from the nearby car-jackings and muggings how noisey was it in that High School Stadium the nerds call home at the end of the game against the Dawgs this past season?

Can’t you guys get the Red Dot ladies to embrace your team?

((((30-24)))) Still hurts?

GatorNation

February 22nd, 2010
5:55 pm

Nobody questioned the support of the UGA faithful. The passion of fans in the SEC is simply unmatched.

Tim Tucker

February 22nd, 2010
5:59 pm

Yellow Fuzz: According to the NCAA figures, Georgia Tech ranked 40th in home attendance with an average of 51,584. That was an average increase of 4,095 over the previous season, the 12th largest increase in Division I, according to the NCAA.

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
5:59 pm

The NCAA’s Top 10 in actual tailgate garbage left behind during 2009 season
1. Georgia 731,052 tons
2. Michigan 653,598 tons
3. Penn State 642,048 tons
4. Ohio State 631,566 tons
5. Texas 607,052 tons
6. Tennessee 595,211 tons
7. LSU 554,934 tons
8. Alabama 552,072 tons
9. Florida 543,798 tons
10. Nebraska 515,328 tons

CatsFly

February 22nd, 2010
5:59 pm

UGa has an even more notable attendance firgure, UGa ranks first in skipped classes.

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
5:59 pm

Bobbi Dud

February 22nd, 2010
6:00 pm

Over at Tech we have the highest number of men dressed as cheerleaders !

scottbravesfan

February 22nd, 2010
6:02 pm

I don’t understand how come Georgia sports fans are so bad. Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania’s college teams all draw more than Georgia and yet they can also support their other sports teams. All of those states have WAY bigger college football fan bases than Georgia and yet they not only manage to support their college teams but their pro teams as well. I mean have the Tennessee Titans ever not sold out a game? Half the state of Michigan is unemployed and the Lions probably drew better than the Falcons and the Tigers almost drew 3 million fans not to mention the Red Wings and Pistons. This list just proves that Georgia is a terrible sports state. You support one team and that’s it. To be a good sports town/state you have to support more than 6 home games a year.

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
6:02 pm

I expect now that teams have figured out how to stop our Triple Option HS offense to see a steady decline in our attendance.

Snoop Dawg

February 22nd, 2010
6:03 pm

Looks like the fans are rated higher than the coaches and players…

Shane

February 22nd, 2010
6:05 pm

Georgia Tech ranked 40th in home attendance with an average of 51,584

LOL Holy cow 40th LOL. Thats right behind Baylor isnt it. Man I didnt realize how irrelevant Tech was until this very moment.

Florida Gators = The New Notre Dame

February 22nd, 2010
6:06 pm

UGA is the BEST.

Another sign on things to come.

the fans are pumped and jacked in 2010.

The florida/Bama poster here who posts all the anti-UGA stuff:

Hey dude, if ou REALLY think UGA stunks, why do you posts so many times every day here?

Shane

February 22nd, 2010
6:06 pm

Looks like the fans are rated higher than the coaches and players…

Not really. We have won 90 games over the last 9 years and 98 for the last decade. Thats about 6th best in the country too.

Dawgfan24348

February 22nd, 2010
6:07 pm

Yellow Fuzz
are you kdding me Tech has a horriable stadium small old and trashy the place just sucks as a stadium

Snoop Dawg

February 22nd, 2010
6:07 pm

PS The more I think about it, the more impressive the fan performance becomes as we ponder that the fans are paying so much to cover the $3M+ annual salary for Da Preacha Marlboro Man and The Water Girl. That, my friends, does not speak well for our collective business acumen.

Shane

February 22nd, 2010
6:08 pm

I expect now that teams have figured out how to stop our Triple Option HS offense to see a steady decline in our attendance.

Me 2 Fuzz. I mean that stuff may work in the ACC but give a decent team time to prepare ( Iowa ) and that offense is toast.

Snoop Dawg

February 22nd, 2010
6:09 pm

Shane, your math doesn’t add up. You must be a Techie…

Shane

February 22nd, 2010
6:09 pm

Yellow Fuzz
are you kdding me Tech has a horriable stadium small old and trashy the place just sucks as a stadium

Thats why its widely known as the joke by the coke.

Mark Richt memorial field is ok in my book though

Snoop Dawg

February 22nd, 2010
6:11 pm

Shane, your math doesn’t add up but I do like your thought on Markt Wrecked memorial field. Dodd Stadium is a great place for his final resting place.

Shane

February 22nd, 2010
6:11 pm

Shane, your math doesn’t add up. You must be a Techie…

um yes it does.

Georgia was 9th in the decade in wins. If you take out Boise St who plays nobody we were 8th so just about right on the money with the attendance.

2000s
Rank ↓ School ↓ Winning percentage ↓ Wins ↓ Losses ↓
1 Boise State .868 112 17
2 Texas .859 110 18
3 Oklahoma .821 110 24
4 Ohio State .803 102 25
5 USC .797 102 26
6 Florida .769 100 30
7 Texas Christian .766 95 29
8 LSU .762 99 31
9 Georgia .760 98 31
10 Virginia Tech .756 99 32

Gators will be great in 2012

February 22nd, 2010
6:11 pm

What? UGA beat Florida in attendance?

Florida in decline…another sign.

Saint Simons = Yellow Fuzz = GT Tim

February 22nd, 2010
6:11 pm

Saint Simons = Yellow Fuzz = GT Tim

(((30-24)))

Shane

February 22nd, 2010
6:12 pm

Shane, your math doesn’t add up

What are you retarded? Yes it does

Snoop Dawg

February 22nd, 2010
6:13 pm

Thanks Shane for demonstrating that your math doesn’t add up. The fans are indeed rated higher than the coaches and players…

Keith

February 22nd, 2010
6:14 pm

Hmmmm I don’t see Tech on Shane’s list. Wow they suck.

Shane

February 22nd, 2010
6:15 pm

2000s
Rank ↓ School ↓ Winning percentage ↓ Wins ↓ Losses ↓
1 Boise State .868 112 17
2 Texas .859 110 18
3 Oklahoma .821 110 24
4 Ohio State .803 102 25
5 USC .797 102 26
6 Florida .769 100 30
7 Texas Christian .766 95 29
8 LSU .762 99 31
9 Georgia .760 98 31
10 Virginia Tech .756 99 32

How hard is that to understand. take out TCU and Boise st from the joke conferences and UGA was 7th. Exactly one spot behind the attendance rankings.

UGASlobberknocker

February 22nd, 2010
6:17 pm

Tech leads in total criminal attendance on campus since you cant go to class without getting mugged…how many students got jumped this week down in the ghetto?

Richt #3 Winningest Active Coach

February 22nd, 2010
6:17 pm

Get a clue-

Active Coaches that have coached at least 5 years at 1 school, Richt is #3 in winning % out of 120 teams.

Shane

February 22nd, 2010
6:18 pm

Thanks Shane for demonstrating that your math doesn’t add up. The fans are indeed rated higher than the coaches and players…

LOL by all of three spots. Yeah that’s significant. Way to lose the argument gracefully.

1,000,000 Fans a Year See UGA Live!

February 22nd, 2010
6:20 pm

Wow, this is amazing, 1,000,000 live fans per year, top 10 in NCAA.

Congrats Coach Richt on beating Florida again!

Florida Gators = The New Notre Dame

February 22nd, 2010
6:22 pm

92,000+ fans a game. That’s nuts! #6 in the NCAA.

Richt has built a POWERHOUSE program.

Ken

February 22nd, 2010
6:22 pm

This all means nothing. The only difference is the size of the stadium. If the top 15 or so stadiums were the same size it would be a 15 way tie for 1st!

gawgadawg

February 22nd, 2010
6:23 pm

the techie rank number one in being raped robbed and stabed. the police dont have time to check the drunk football and basketball players as they have to try to keep the lace panties form being harmed by the hood that live on campus, I wonder why paul cuss johnson doesn’t tell them to punch the hoods in the nose.

Herschel is GAY

February 22nd, 2010
6:28 pm

The only stats that matter:
#13 GT
#32 Puppies*

*Have a BUNCH of rednecks watching them.

fan

February 22nd, 2010
6:37 pm

yellow fuzz, 30-24. enough said.

fan

February 22nd, 2010
6:38 pm