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Football Again Among Top 10 in Attendance
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Published: February 06, 2014, 03:31 PM (CT)
by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette), Sr. Assoc. Athletic Director/SID

BATON ROUGE – For the 14th straight year, LSU has finished ranked in the top 10 nationally in home football attendance with an average of 91,418 fans a contest, the NCAA announced on Thursday.

LSU’s average of 91,418 fans at home puts the Tigers at No. 8 in the nation. Michigan led the country with an average of 111,592. LSU finished fourth in the SEC behind Alabama (101,505), Tennessee (95,584) and Georgia (92,746) – all three of which currently have larger stadiums than LSU.

Twelve of the 14 schools in the SEC ranked in the Top 30 in attendance in 2013 with Mississippi State and Vanderbilt being the two exceptions.

LSU has ranked in the top 10 in attendance each year dating back to 2000 when the Tigers were No. 5 nationally with an average of 87,815. LSU has averaged over 90,000 fans in Tiger Stadium for the past 13 years, which includes a school-record of 92,868 during the 13-0 regular season in 2011.

The highest LSU has ever ranked nationally in attendance came in 1963 when the Tigers ranked No. 2 with an average or 66,141 fans a game.

LSU will open the newly expanded Tiger Stadium and its 10th year under Les Miles on Saturday, Sept. 6 when the Tigers host Sam Houston State in the home opener for 2014.

 

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