Here Is A Trivia On SWAC Leading Attendance (RESEARCH & FACTS)

Now, what about JSU and Southern attendance, you ask? Well, it’s pretty impressive.

  • Jackson State and Southern have been No. 1 and No. 2 or No. 2 and No. 1 in the SWAC conference in attendance for eight of the last 10 years. (2001-2010) also including 2011 (research on 2012 is coming soon)
  • JSU has led the SWAC in attendance the last five years, including last season’s 24,140 (2011) — which ranks third in the FCS and is almost twice as many as the second place SWAC team, Southern. And think if the Alcorn-JSU game, which drew 31,500-40,000 (2011), would have been counted in JSU’s home game attendance. The Tigers could have been No. 1 in the FCS. They trailed Appalachian State by 1,600 fans, but App State had three more home games than JSU.

Here are some SWAC attendance ranking nuggets among other FCS team from the last 10 years …

  • 2010: Jackson State ranked 3rd nationally (24,140 average attendance), and Southern No. 22 (12,896) — Alcorn State and Alabama State both made the top 30 nationally with about 11,000 average a game.
  • 2009: JSU ranked No. 10 (16,334), Southern was No. 15 (13,817) — There was a big disparity during this season. JSU and Southern averaged 15,075. All other SWAC team averaged 6,086.
  • 2008: JSU ranked 4th (21,263), and Southern No. 8 (16,323) — There was only other one SWAC team in the top 48 nationally. That was Alabama State at No. 11.
  • 2007: Southern was No. 5 (18,913), JSU was at No. 11 (16,099)  — No other SWAC school was in the top 23.
  • 2006: JSU ranked 4th (20,314), Southern 6th (16,453) — Only one other SWAC school was in the top 25. That was Alcorn.
  • 2005: Southern ranked No. 4 (19,888), JSU was at 10th (14,597) — Two others, Grambling and Alabama State, were in the top 18.
  • 2004: We could not find FCS attendance rankings for this year, but we do know that JSU was not inside the top 10. According to the school’s media guide. JSU had just more than 13,000.
  • 2003: Southern ranked 4th (19,732), JSU 6th (18,196) — No other SWAC team in top 19.
  • 2002: JSU was 1st (23,691), Southern 4th (18,293) — Alcorn was No. 10
  • 2001: JSU was 1st (29,067), Grambling was No. 2 (27,172), Southern at No. 5 (19,370) — That was the first year that JSU and Southern weren’t No. 1 and No. 2 in the SWAC. Any reason, loyal blog readers, why Grambling had such a large attendance in 2001?

2012 RESEARCH

TOP ATTENDED FCS GAMES IN 2012
Alabama A&M vs. Alabama State - Magic City Classic (58,201)
Grambling vs. Southern - Bayou Classic (45,980)

Tennessee State vs. Jackson State - Southern Heritage Classic (42.257)
Southern vs. Florida A&M - Atlanta Classic (41,042)
Grambling vs. Prairie View - State Fair Classic (33,123)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Jackson State - SWAC Championship Game (32,480)
Florida A&M vs. Bethune-Cookman - Florida Classic (32,317)
Tennessee State vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (31,765)

Harvard vs. Yale (31,123)

Alcorn vs. Jackson State- Soul Bowl Classic (30,000)

For the 33rd time in the last 34 years, the Southwestern Athletic Conference is the top attended football conference in the NCAA Div. I-FCS.  As a league, the SWAC averaged 12,944 fans at each of its 53 home contests. 

That was closely followed by the Southern Conference at 12,821 fans per contest.  The Colonial Athletic Association was third and the only other conference with an average above 12,000 fans per game.

Ironically, this average for the SWAC does not include neutral site games like the Magic City Classic, the State Fair Classic, and the Bayou Classic - three of the highest attended games in the nation.  The Magic City Classic was the highest single-game attendance figure in 2011 at 66,473.

Jackson State was the highest individual SWAC school among the rankings. The Tigers placed fifth in the nation with an average of 23,166 in attendance at its home games.

INFO @ WWW.SWAC.ORG & FCS (NCAA)

ALSO I DIDNT KNOW TxSU ALMOST RECEIVED THE DEATH PENALTY due to the egregiousness of the violations, as well as failure to reform itself over the past two decades........Instead, the NCAA banned TSU's men's basketball team from the 2013 postseason and banned TSU's football team from the 2013 and 2014 postseason. Earlier, TSU had vacated every game that Tiger teams had won from 2006 to 2010, and vacated all victories in football and women's soccer for the 2010-11 season.

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If Gram was in a major city, it would be in the rankings. I always believed that one of the reason Southern and JSU attendance is high because they are in a major city.

Baton Rouge and Jackson are major cities? Also explain TXSU and Prairie View's problems.They are located in a city that has a metro area with more people than the entire state of Louisiana. Also don't forget that Alabama State, much like SU and JSU, are located in the state capital city too. Also remember that Southern has to contend with big ole LSU right across town for attention and fan support too.
 
Mr. Scales said:

If Gram was in a major city, it would be in the rankings. I always believed that one of the reason Southern and JSU attendance is high because they are in a major city.

perhaps you forgot that your VERY FRIST sentence was "what about the SU and JSU attendance, you ask?" In case you are not aware, that is whats called a COMPARISON.

and when getting a number of ATTENDANCE, is it NOT separated the numbers of EACH schools fans. So if for the BoomBox classic, theres 57,000 people. ... 36 thousand for JSU, and 21 thousand for SU, then JSU benefits from the entire 57k number, not just THERE allotted number of tickets.

THATS why i said, when SU helps pack the stadium for a JSU home game, then it helps with that AVERAGE ATTENDANCE figures.



BAND/MUSIC said:

bahahaha im over here rolling laughing at you.... no pawn was intended and it was not to point out SU but to point facts about the SWAC in general.... everything is not meant to be negative... Also if you feel there is flaws in this info (facts) take it up with SWAC.org and NCAA (by the way im sure they know what they are talking about more than you do, they get paid to do this)

Jason said:

These statistics seems flawed.

Grambling's stadium does NOT even hold 27K. So what on earth  in the realm of possibilities could they have AVERAGED that amount??? lol. (unless they are including the fact they mightve been the "home team" at the Bayou Classic, which they are probably NOT counting, or else SU would have MUCH higher numbers when they were the "home team" at the Bayou Classic)

And also, IF this was a dig at SU, then cool. I understand the numbers, but dont get to salty, cause keep in the mind, the last  4 or 5 years have seem the best of JSU football in recent times, and the WORSE of SU football. SO dont get TOO EXCITED! lol

and LAST BUT NICE LEAST: Speaking of JSU home attendance: What do 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, and 2001 have in common???? THE JAGUAR NATION CAME TO TOWN, to help with that attendance average....so dont get it twisted!!!! lol

and  there have been MANY debates about the accuracy of the numbers for the BoomBox classic. Anyone who can look at the pic above and STILL think theres 20,000 seats open in that stadium is.....well...retarted.. lol. haha

BAND/MUSIC said:

actually 2008-2012 both teams (JSU & SU) had tickets off each other (but SU and JSU only meet once a year so it really doesnt make a difference), the boombox classic actually have more JSU fans when its at Jackson State Stadium that can actually hold the numbers. 2012 for sure had more JSU fans... Also 2008 JSU won the SWAC championship, 2011 JSU had the best football record in the swac but couldnt attend due to grades violation, and 2012 JSU had a good football season and actually went to the SWAC championship. JSU FOOTBALL TEAM ACTUALLY GOT ALOT OF TICKETS FOR THEIR SCHOOL

(picture below JSU white and SU yellow)



number1 said:

SU was winning in 2007 that was why. 2008-2012 you had a lot of ticked off SU fans. Also 2007 the SU game was in Baton Rouge, so you didn't have the 40-50,000 attendance numbers to help boost your average either. So when you factor all that in, it should explain the 2007 numbers.
 
JGrows said:

So, according to these statistics, the only years JSU ranked behind Southern was 03, 05, and 07. 2003 and 2004 are understandable because both of those years Bell was still head coach and both were LOSING seasons lol. I can't understand 2007 though. We beat GSU for the SWAC Championship that year.

So your trying to funny. Are Baton Rouge and Jackson Major cities, Hell yeah they are when compare to Grambling. Both are capital cities and one is the major capitol city in the state. I didnt say that gram would have the top attendance every year. I just meant they would be higher in the ranking.  

number1 said:

Baton Rouge and Jackson are major cities? Also explain TXSU and Prairie View's problems.They are located in a city that has a metro area with more people than the entire state of Louisiana. Also don't forget that Alabama State, much like SU and JSU, are located in the state capital city too. Also remember that Southern has to contend with big ole LSU right across town for attention and fan support too.
 
Mr. Scales said:

If Gram was in a major city, it would be in the rankings. I always believed that one of the reason Southern and JSU attendance is high because they are in a major city.

Lol dude said when SU comes to Jackson it's not a take-over LOL..dude you must be a 90s baby becuz clearly 97, 99, 01, 03, 08 it was SU all over the stadium...especially in 97 and 99 LOL and previous years before then...don't let these new preschoolers try and fool you to save face, SU has made JSU step up their attendance when we come to town, hince to them printing out shirts and stuff lol...since when did they start doing this around 08 or 09 or something...for when SU comes to town...SU been and is known for taking over opponents stadiums lol..every since I been going to their games back in Nate Harrison days and the gold helmets and the bushes on the sidelines ...The Jag Nation name just didn't fall out the sky folk...You may wanna look up the term "Nation" and find out what it means folk..Thus everybody and team in FBS is calling themselves "nation" but we all know where that term 1st got coined at attached to a school LOL..

Bro. YOU MUST BE A YOUNG KAT.. LOL. ALL of the people in those stands HAD to have a ticket to get in, except for the homecoming courts, bands, and maybe a few personal family members and friends. THAT DOES NOT ADD UP TO A 20K PEOPLE DISCREPENCY. TheREAL question is the accuracy.effectiveness, and working order of the Veterans Memorial turnstiles.

and dude,  a TAKEOVER doesnt NECCESSARILY mean that the visiting teams fans have MORE (in numbers) than the home school, BUT when Jaguar Nation brings the crowds that they do to visiting team's cities, and pack up their hotels and restaurants like SU does for JSU, Alcorn, Alabama St, Ala A&M, AND Houston games, then thats a TAKEOVER.

*NO OTHER  HBCU FANS HAS THAT PROFOUND OF AN EFFECT WHEN THEY TRAVEL TO THE OPPOSING TEAMS CAMPUS AND CITY.

 

And You can see 15 people in the corner....thats because the picture was taken from the VERY upper corner on JSU's side. If you have even been to the Boombox Classic in Jackson (which it doesnt seem like you have), you'd know that the upper corners on each side are usually a little more sparse. 

But FYI: a few groups of 15 open seats does NOT equal up to 20,000 people... lol.

Thats like taken Alcorn's HOME side (AT THE SOUL BOWL VS JSU , which equals up to about 20K), and inputting those people into the picture above. Think that can happen???? NO WAY. So you take a deep, hard look at what you think 40K looks like in a 60K seat stadium, and then tell me whether you think that number is accurate.

 

 


BAND/MUSIC said:

well actually I see where 15 people can seat in the bottom left of the picture (And im sure it was plenty other spots like that throughout, Memorial Stadium is pretty big).... Also its not all about what you see BUT THE AMOUNT OF TICKETS SOLD thats how you decided the attendance.... Again FACTS and not ASSUMPTIONS.



Jason said:

and  there have been MANY debates about the accuracy of the numbers for the BoomBox classic. Anyone who can look at the pic above and STILL think theres 20,000 seats open in that stadium is.....well...retarted.. lol. haha

BAND/MUSIC said:

actually 2008-2012 both teams (JSU & SU) had tickets off each other (but SU and JSU only meet once a year so it really doesnt make a difference), the boombox classic actually have more JSU fans when its at Jackson State Stadium that can actually hold the numbers. 2012 for sure had more JSU fans... Also 2008 JSU won the SWAC championship, 2011 JSU had the best football record in the swac but couldnt attend due to grades violation, and 2012 JSU had a good football season and actually went to the SWAC championship. JSU FOOTBALL TEAM ACTUALLY GOT ALOT OF TICKETS FOR THEIR SCHOOL

(picture below JSU white and SU yellow)



number1 said:

SU was winning in 2007 that was why. 2008-2012 you had a lot of ticked off SU fans. Also 2007 the SU game was in Baton Rouge, so you didn't have the 40-50,000 attendance numbers to help boost your average either. So when you factor all that in, it should explain the 2007 numbers.
 
JGrows said:

So, according to these statistics, the only years JSU ranked behind Southern was 03, 05, and 07. 2003 and 2004 are understandable because both of those years Bell was still head coach and both were LOSING seasons lol. I can't understand 2007 though. We beat GSU for the SWAC Championship that year.

thats nice.. Texas Southern fans dont even travel to their own games cause the stadium is to far away..

But SU leads the SWAC in revenue/ticket sales,since 2000-2014 you can go the swacpage to see the figures. AS I stated before, and Southern led All Attendance in 2014..regardless of what anyone says..SU is the best overall for road games.. not knocking JSU..

when the hell did this discussion switch to BASKETBALL??? OMG, dude just stop.. lol, .

And you are a freakin FOOL if you HONESTLY think that TxSU, a school that averages about 500 people per home game, is bringing in as much as an entire JSU football season.

Please go to sleep....please. Cause seems you have slipped into oblivion, and your fingers and starting to wonder.

I will pray for the day that you will stop the negativity, and stop all the hate, and be able to stick to ONE topic at hand , instead of jumping all over the earth trying to prove stuff that nobody was even talking about.. lol.

Revenue for basketball? WTF dude, who was talking about basketball??? OMG.....CRA-ZY!! lol.

Go to bed, PLEASE!! lol



BAND/MUSIC said:

it said just 2013 and not 2000-2014... lol 2014 reports havent even happen yet because football season has not started for the 2014 season. people read articles in their entirety....  but according to the SWAC official site your wrong about SU leading SWAC revenue. http://www.bbstate.com/info/teams-revenue/_/SWAC

SWAC By Athletic Revenues (2013)
Rk  Rev (2013) Team Nickname Location Arena Coach
262 $11,687,387   Alabama State Hornets Montgomery, AL Dunn-Oliver Acadome Lewis Jackson (since 2005) Site, Schedule, School
300 $10,290,138   Texas Southern Tigers Houston, TX Health & P.E. Arena Mike Davis (since 2011) Site, Schedule, School
323 $8,569,551   Southern Jaguars Baton Rouge, LA Clark Activity Center Roman Banks (since 2011) Site, Schedule, School
327 $8,104,439   Prairie View Panthers Prairie View, TX William Nicks Building Byron Rimm (since 2006) Site, Schedule, School
330 $7,646,285   Alabama A&M Bulldogs Huntsville, AL T. M. Elmore Gymnasium Willie Hayes (since 2011) Site, Schedule, School
335 $7,121,481   Grambling Tigers Grambling, LA Fredrick Hobdy Assembly Center Joseph Price (since 2012) Site, Schedule, School
338 $6,595,927   Alcorn State Braves Alcorn State, MS Davey Whitney Complex Luther Riley (since 2011) Site, Schedule, School
339 $6,509,263   Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions Pine Bluff, AR HPER Complex George Ivory (since 2008) Site, Schedule, School
340 $5,953,960   Jackson State Tigers Jackson, MS Lee Williams Athletic Center Wayne Brent (since 2013) Site, Schedule, School
347 $4,364,818   Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils Itta Bena, MS Harrison HPER Complex Chico Potts (since 2012) Site, Schedule, School



xavier said:

But SU leads the SWAC in revenue/ticket sales,since 2000-2014 you can go the swacpage to see the figures. AS I stated before, and Southern led All Attendance in 2014..regardless of what anyone says..SU is the best overall for road games.. not knocking JSU..

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