Following several weeks of relatively strong attendance, the SEC took a step back in Week 8. Only two games sold out this weekend, even though there were a variety of marquee games.
The house was full, as always, to watch Alabama dominate No. 6 Texas A&M in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday. Auburn also hosted a sellout, as its fans watched the Tigers deliver a breakout performance against Bret Bielema’s Razorbacks. LSU’s game was not full, but it was pretty close.
But outside of those three games, the numbers were relatively awful. Only one other team had more than 83 percent capacity – luckily it was 91 percent of South Carolina’s stadium being filled to watch Jake Bentley’s debut. Missouri, Kentucky and Vanderbilt all hosted extremely lackluster crowds.
Here are a couple other attendance notes:
- Auburn sold out a home game for just the second time this season, along with its game against LSU in Week 4.
- LSU was once again just a few hundred tickets short of selling out against Ole Miss.
- Missouri’s Faurot Field was less than three-quarters full for its homecoming loss to Middle Tennessee.
- This was the lowest-attended weekend in the SEC since Week 4.
See the SEC’s full list of attendance figures below:
|Alabama vs. Texas A&M||101,821||Bryant-Denny Stadium||100 percent|
|LSU vs. Ole Miss||101,720||Tiger Stadium||99.4 percent|
|Auburn vs. Arkansas||87,451||Jordan-Hare Stadium||100 percent|
|South Carolina vs. UMass||73,428||Williams-Brice Stadium||91.5 percent|
|Missouri vs. Middle Tennessee||52,351||Faurot Field||73.6 percent|
|Kentucky vs. Mississippi State||50,414||Commonwealth Stadium||82.6 percent|
|Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee State||31,084||Vanderbilt Stadium||76.7 percent|