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Clemson Ranked 14th in Nation in Average Attendance

Feb. 15, 2007

Clemson, SC — Clemson averaged 81,532 fans per home football game in 2006, the second highest average in school history, the best in the ACC, and 14th best average in the nation. The rankings are according to the NCAA statistical service.

This season marks the 26th consecutive year that Clemson has been ranked in the top 20 in average home football attendance. This year’s #14 ranking is the highest since the 1999 season, Tommy Bowden’s first year as head coach, when Clemson ranked 13th on a per game basis. Clemson played just five home games that year.

Bowden has been the head coach during six of the top 10 home average attendance seasons in Clemson history.

Clemson’s average attendance of 81,563 for seven home games this year was second only to the 1988 season when Clemson averaged 81,750 for a six-game season. This year’s average was a school record for a home schedule with seven games or more.

Clemson had 570,942 attend the seven home games in 2006, also the second highest total attendance in school history and the 13th highest total in the nation. The school record for total attendance in a season is 602,526 in 1987 when Clemson had eight home games.

Clemson’s Best Average Attendance Seasons

Rk. Season Total GP Avg. Head Coach
1. 1988 490,502 6 81,750 Danny Ford
2. 2006 570,942 7 81,563 Tommy Bowden’s
3. 2001 480,911 6 80,152 Tommy Bowden’s
4. 1990 475,174 6 79,196 Ken Hatfield
5. 1989 473,566 6 78,927 Danny Ford
6. 2004 472,939 6 78,823 Tommy Bowden’s
7. 1986 393,500 5 78,700 Danny Ford
8. 2000 548,647 7 78,378 Tommy Bowden’s
9. 1999 391,510 5 78,302 Tommy Bowden’s
10. 2005 469,391 6 78,232 Tommy Bowden’s

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