Ole Miss set a state record for most fans watching a football game in Mississippi last week against Wofford. But Rebels fans shattered the mark a week later against Alabama.
Fans in Oxford, Miss., aren’t the only ones excited this season. Four of the 10 SEC games were sellouts, and three others featured more than 97 percent capacity crowds. These raucous crowds back up the mantra: It just means more in the SEC.
Here are a couple other attendance notes:
- Tennessee has led the SEC in attendance the last two weeks after falling 400 fans short of Texas A&M in Week 1.
- Auburn had a sellout streak dating to the 2014 season heading into the year. It failed to fill Jordan-Hare Stadium for the second consecutive week by about 300 people.
- Kentucky’s attendance has dropped precipitously after a poor start. Thirteen percent fewer fans showed up to the Week 3 tilt against New Mexico State than the opener against Southern Miss. Fan support in the SEC opener will be a trend to watch next week.
- Vanderbilt continues to be the most poorly attended games in the SEC. The Commodores have played in front of only 101,847 fans through three games, only 500 more than Tennessee hosted just this week.
Here is the SEC’s full list of attendance figures:
|Tennessee vs. Ohio||101,362||Neyland Stadium||98.9 percent|
|LSU vs. Mississippi State||99,910||Tiger Stadium||97.6 percent|
|Auburn vs. Texas A&M||87,175||Jordan-Hare Stadium||99.7 percent|
|Florida vs. North Texas||86,848||Ben Griffin Hill Stadium||100 percent|
|South Carolina vs. East Carolina||80,384||Williams-Brice Stadium||100 percent|
|Arkansas vs. Texas State||72,114||Razorback Stadium||100 percent|
|Ole Miss vs. Alabama||66,176||Vaught-Hemingway Stadium||109 percent|
|Missouri vs. Georgia||57,098||Memorial Stadium||80.2 percent|
|Kentucky vs. New Mexico State||49,669||Commonwealth Stadium||85.9 percent|
|Vanderbilt at Georgia Tech||41,916||Bobby Dodd Stadium||76.2 percent|