Ohio State Posts Second Highest Attendance Rate Nationally for Football

By DJ Byrnes on February 19, 2014 at 11:45a

A tepid home schedule that included the likes of the Florida A&M Rattlers did little to deter Buckeye fans from making the hajj to Columbus and checking out their team.

The Buckeyes averaged 104,933 fans a game for a grand total of 734,528 over the seven-game slate. Michigan, unable to beat Ohio State at home, took home the home attendance crown.

But when attendance shifted to all games — home, away and neutral — Michigan fell to No. 3. Auburn, which reached the national title game, took home that crown. Ohio State held down the No. 2 spot with 1,191,436 total fans watching the Buckeyes play live.

The full NCAA report can be found here.


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UFest57's picture

I was at the A&M game, and even though it was brutal...it was still packed!

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avail31678's picture

Michigan, unable to beat Ohio State at home, took home the home attendance crown.

Thank you for inserting that middle phrase in there...totally unnecessary, but totally deliberate.  Love it.

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Oyster's picture

Actually the SEC swept the attendance in all categories.  Unfortunately, the SEC fans, much like the SEC players, are so fast that they cannot be accurately counted.

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(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

Auburn was aided this year by their away games being at TAMU, LSU, Ark, Tenn, Georgia Dome and the RoseBowl...I think all but Arkansas are actually bigger than their own stadium.


As far as the Buckeyes, we are at or near the top in everything!  Fact.  Look it up.

FitzBuck's picture

But change "I" to "we"

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

Actually Jordan-Hare is a pretty big stadium. I'm pretty sure it's bigger than Kyle Field and Sanford Stadium.

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Barnsey69's picture

The Horseshoe + Buckeye Nation is a combo that cannot be beat. That hole in the ground up north they call a stadium pales in comparison when including atmosphere, decibel level, band, and of course, beauty.

Go Bucks!

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes- 2014 UNDISPUTED National Champions!

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OSUpawn's picture

I would like to see a study done with percentages.  I would like to know how many fans show up to the game compared to the number of seats.  See the percentages for non-conference vs conference.  You could compare away games too.  I'm sure when the Bucks are in town people aren't missing the game.  Just a Thought.

I believe the SEC players put their pants on one leg at a time like we do.

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CC's picture

Lowest percentages: Penn 20% (Franklin field), Yale 19% (Yale Bowl), Miami 10% (Aweful off campus snooze fest)

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Wow, how did TTUN take the home attendance crown?  It's not like they have the biggest stadium in CFB or anything like that...

OSU fans sure travel well.  I'm just surprised that Auburn fans apparently travelled even better.

Class of 2010.

CowCat's picture

Yeah, surprising given we have the largest alumni base in all of CFB, and we took over 60% of the stadium at Berkeley.

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BuckeyeinToledo's picture

I was at the IU game, even in the snow that place was packed... No place like it. 

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13THandSummit's picture

I was there too. Lucky I still have all my toes. hah

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PittBuckeye's picture

Surprised to see BYU up there, wouldn't have guessed that.

Seattle Linga's picture

So proud of the entire Buckeyes nation. Glad to be a part of it even from afar. 

Jpfbuck's picture

Jordan Hare is bigger than Kyle field but is smaller than Sanford. Arky is also smaller than Jordan Hare