SBD/Issue 73/The Back of the Book

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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