Now that Missouri and Kentucky have completed their spring games, we can update the SEC spring game attendance numbers. And Wildcats fans have shown more of an interest in football.
The Wildcats reported an attendance of a 37,172 — and their spring game was on a Friday night. That is good for third among SEC teams, behind Florida and Auburn.
With half of the SEC spring games played, both Florida and Auburn topped 45,000. South Carolina attracted only 12,000, but that can be forgiven when you remember that the Gamecocks’ men’s basketball team was playing in the Final Four later that day and the women’s team was off winning the national championship.
The only spring game with less than 10,000 in attendance was at Ole Miss, where an 11 a.m. local start time may have contributed.
The South Carolina spring game was a noon kickoff. Vanderbilt did not play a spring game but rather had a spring showcase.
Florida’s Orange & Blue Debut game and Auburn’s A-Day contest have been the most attended spring showcases. Ohio State leads the country after drawing more than 80,000 at their spring game on Saturday.
We’ll see if Georgia can top itself this year, as the Bulldogs had an SEC-record 93,000 fans at the 2016 G-Day spring game. The Bulldogs’ spring game is on April 22 and can be watched on SEC Network at 2 p.m. ET.
Alabama’s A-Day game on April 22 should draw a large crowd as usual. Last season, Alabama drew 76,212 fans and drew a school-record 92,138 in 2007.
Tennessee has had some strong crowds in the past, most recently with 67,027 at the 2016 Orange and White game.
Here’s a list of SEC spring football games coming up with live stream and TV info. SEC Country will bring you coverage and attendance figures from each game, so check back for more coverage of your team.
SEC Spring Games
Alabama: April 22
Georgia: April 22
Tennessee: April 22
Arkansas: April 29