Ohio State Announces Attendance of 76,540 Against Tulsa, Lowest Since 1971

By Kevin Harrish on September 18, 2021 at 6:11 pm
The stands were empty

The Shoe was not rocking on Saturday.

Ohio Stadium was more empty than it's been in 50 years on Saturday as Ohio State announced attendance of just 76,540 against Tulsa.

This marks the lowest attendance in Ohio Stadium since Sept. 11, 1971, when the Buckeyes beat Iowa 52–21 in the season opener in front of 75,596 fans.

This obviously excludes the 2020 season, when tickets were not sold to the general public and Ohio State played in a mostly empty stadium.

Ohio State's had struggles filling seats for a number of seasons, but this is the first time those struggles have been so evident in the final announced attendance. Ohio State's official attendance for the home opener against Oregon was 100,482.

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