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  • Attendance Figures For ’04-05 College Football Bowl Season

    The following chart presents attendance figures for each of this season’s 28 NCAA Division I-A bowl games as compared to last season’s games. The FedEx Orange Bowl served as the BCS title game this year, while the Nokia Sugar Bowl was the championship game last season (SportsBusiness Journal Research).

    '04-05 GAME
    ATT.
    '03-04 GAME
    ATT.
    % +/-
    FEDEX ORANGE
    USC-Oklahoma ^
    77,912
    Miami (FL)-Florida State
    76,739
    +1.5%
    NOKIA SUGAR
    Virginia Tech-Auburn
    77,349
    Oklahoma-LSU ^
    79,342
    -2.5%
    TOSTITOS FIESTA
    Pittsburgh-Utah
    73,519
    Kansas State-Ohio State
    73,425
    +0.1%
    ROSE BOWL PRESENTED BY CITI
    Michigan-Texas
    93,468
    USC-Michigan
    93,849
    -0.4%
    CAPITAL ONE
    LSU-Iowa
    70,229
    Purdue-Gegoria
    64,565
    +8.8%
    TOYOTA GATOR
    Florida State-West Virginia
    70,112
    West Virginia-Maryland
    78,892
    -11.1%
    SBC COTTON
    Tennessee-Texas A&M
    75,704
    Oklahoma State-Mississippi
    73,928
    +2.4%
    OUTBACK
    Georgia-Wisconsin
    62,414
    Iowa-Florida
    65,372
    -4.5%
    CHICK-FIL-A PEACH
    Miami (FL)-Florida
    69,322
    Clemson-Tennessee
    75,125
    -7.7%
    AUTOZONE LIBERTY
    Boise Sate-Louisville
    58,355
    Southern Miss-Utah
    55,989
    +4.2%
    VITALIS SUN
    Arizona State-Purdue
    51,288
    Minnesota-Oregon
    49,894
    +2.8%
    GAYLORD HOTELS MUSIC CITY
    Alabama-Minnesota
    66,089
    Wisconsin-Auburn
    55,109
    +19.9%
    SILICON VALLEY CLASSIC
    Troy-Northern Illinois
    21,456
    UCLA-Fresno State
    20,126
    +6.6%
    PACIFIC LIFE HOLIDAY
    Texas Tech-California
    63,711
    Washington State-Texas
    61,102
    +4.3%
    EMERALD
    New Mexico-Navy
    30,563
    Colorado State-Boston College
    25,621
    +19.3%
    CONTINENTAL TIRE
    Boston College-UNC
    70,412
    Pittsburgh-Virginia
    51,236
    +37.4%
    MASTERCARD ALAMO
    Oklahoma State-Ohio State
    65,265
    Michigan State-Nebraska
    56,226
    +16.1%
    EVI.net HOUSTON
    Colorado-UTEP
    27,235
    Navy-Texas Tech
    51,068
    -46.7%
    INSIGHT
    Notre Dame-Oregon State
    45,917
    California-Virginia Tech
    42,364
    +8.4%
    MAINSTAY INDEPENDENCE
    Miami (OH)-Iowa State
    43,000
    Arkansas-Missouri
    49,625
    -13.4%
    MOTOR CITY
    Toledo-Connecticut
    52,552
    Northwestern-Bowling Green
    51,286
    +2.5%
    MPC COMPUTERS
    Virginia-Fresno State
    28,516
    Georgia Tech-Tulsa
    23,118
    +23.3%
    SHERATON HAWAII
    Hawaii-UAB
    39,754
    Houston-Hawaii
    25,551
    +55.6%
    PIONEER PUREVISION LAS VEGAS
    Wyoming-UCLA
    29,062
    Oregon State-New Mexico
    25,437
    +14.3%
    PLAINSCAPITAL FORT WORTH
    Marshall-Cincinnati
    27,902
    TCU-Boise St.
    38,028
    -26.6%
    GMAC
    Bowling Green-Memphis
    29,500
    Miami (OH)-Louisville
    40,620
    -27.4%
    CHAMPS SPORTS
    Georgia Tech-Syracuse
    28,237
    NC State-Kansas
    26,482
    +6.6%
    WYNDHAM NEW ORLEANS
    Southern Miss-North Texas
    27,253
    Memphis-North Texas
    25,184
    +8.2%

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