Husker Football Ninth In Nation In 2013 Attendance

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Memorial Stadium was once again packed for every home game in 2013, putting Nebraska in the top 10 nationally in average attendance.

The NCAA released college football attendance figures for the 2013 season and Nebraska was ninth in average home attendance at 90,933 fans per game. The average attendance for eight home games was the largest ever at Memorial Stadium following the east stadium expansion project that was completed before the start of the 2013 season.

The No. 9 ranking in average attendance was the highest for Nebraska since full attendance figures are available beginning with the 1999 season. Nebraska has ranked in the top 20 nationally in attendance each of the 15 years with available attendance figures. The Huskers also ranked in the top 10 in attendance in 2009 when Nebraska was 10th.

Nebraska was one of four Big Ten schools to rank in the top 10 in average attendance and the conference had seven teams in the top 25 nationally in attendance. Michigan was the national leader in average attendance at 111,592 fans per game with Ohio State second and Penn State fifth in average home attendance. Wisconsin (17th), Michigan State (20th) and Iowa (23rd) also ranked in the top 25 nationally in average attendance.

In terms of total attendance for home games, Nebraska was third in the nation with 727,466 fans passing through Memorial Stadium's gates for eight home games. For all games (home and away) in 2013, Nebraska ranked fifth with 1,096,097 fans in attendance during NU's 13 games in 2013.

Nebraska will enter the 2014 season with an NCAA-record 333 consecutive sellouts at Memorial Stadium. The streak dates back to the 1962 season.

Michigan’s 112,252 fans per game for six home contests set an all-time mark for individual schools. The Wolverines broke their own record of 112,179 set in 2011 for eight home games. It was the Wolverines 15th consecutive attendance title.

Three other programs also topped the 100,000 mark, Ohio State at 105,330, Alabama at 101,722 and Texas at 100,884.

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