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Clemson 17th in Final Football Attendance Figures

May 28, 2010

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson averaged 75,793 fans per home football game in 2009, the 17th best average in the nation. It was an improvement from a #18 position in 2008 and it marked the 29th consecutive year the program had ranked in the top 20 in the nation in average home attendance. Clemson has been in the top 20 every year since 1981, the year the Tigers won the National Championship.

Clemson had the highest average home attendance in the ACC in 2009. Florida State was second with a 74,369 average.

Clemson’s national ranking improvement shows the effect the state of the economy had on college football in 2009. Clemson’s average home attendance fell by 3,371 fans per game in 2009 compared with 2008, yet Clemson’s national ranking went up from 18th to 17th best in the nation.

Top Division I Schools in Average Football Attendance, 2009
Rank School Games Total Average
1. Michigan 8 871,464 108,933
2. Penn State 8 856,066 107,008
3. Ohio State 7 736,830 105,261
4. Texas 6 607,049 101,175
5. Tennessee 8 793,760 99,220
6. Georgia 6 556,476 92,746
7. LSU 7 647,420 92,489
8. Alabama 7 644,084 92,012
9. Florida 7 634,446 90,635
10. Nebraska 7 601,216 85,888
11. Southern California 6 508,795 84,799
12. Oklahoma 6 508,670 84,778
13. Auburn 8 676,911 84,614
14. Notre Dame 7 565,565 80,795
15. Wisconsin 7 560,764 80,109
16. Texas A&M 7 537,602 76,800
17. Clemson 7 530,553 75,793

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