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Clemson Averages More Than 80,000 Per Game In Attendance For 2001

Clemson Averages More Than 80,000 Per Game In Attendance For 2001

Clemson, SC – Clemson averaged over 80,000 fans for its 2001 home football games, Ticket Manager Van Hilderbrand announced Wednesday. It marked just the second time in history that Clemson exceeded the 80,000 per game mark.

Clemson had a total paid attendance of 480,911 for its six home games in 2001, an average of 80,152 per game. The NCAA is compiling its rankings this week and should announce the national attendance rankings before Christmas. Clemson averaged 78,378 last year and ranked 15th in the nation on a per game basis.

Clemson had three crowds of at least 80,000 last year, including two that ranked in the top five in school history. A total of 85,036 attended the Florida State game and that figure now ranks fourth best in Clemson history. It is followed by the 84,869 who attended the North Carolina game on October 20th.

Clemson sold 57,506 season tickets this year, second highest figure in school history. The per game average of 80,152 is exceeded only the average of 81,750 for the 1988 season, a year in which Clemson played both South Carolina and Florida State at home.

Clemson has now had four of the top five single game attendance figures and three of the top seven single season averages under current head coach Tommy Bowden.

Clemson Game by Game Attendance for 2001
Date Opponent Attendance
Sept. 1 Central Florida 81,482
Sept. 8 Wofford 79,156
Sept. 22 Virginia 77,791
Oct. 20 North Carolina 84,869
Nov. 3 Florida State 85,036
Dec. 1 Duke 72,577
Clemson Top Single Game Attendance Figures
Year Opponent Attendance
1999 Florida State 86,092
1994 South Carolina 85,872
2000 South Carolina 85,187
2001 Florida State 85,036
2001 North Carolina 84,869
1988 South Carolina 84,876
1988 Florida State 84,576
1998 South Carolina 84,423
Clemson Single Season Per Game Attendance Bests
Rank Year Figure
1. 1988 81,750
2. 2001 80,152
3. 1990 79,196
4. 1989 78,927
5. 1986 78,700
6. 2000 78,378
7. 1999 78,302
Tommy Bowden coached Clemson seasons in bold