Monday, August 22, 2011

UTSA football seeks to break inaugural attendance record

So much for the laredo lemurs attendance setting any records

By David Flores

With the opener two weeks from Saturday, UTSA officials are expressing confidence the Roadrunners have a realistic shot at breaking college football’s single-game attendance record for a modern-day start-up program.
South Florida set the mark with a crowd of 49,212 on Sept. 6, 1997, when the Bulls beat Kentucky Wesleyan in their inaugural game.
Based on the numbers coming out of UTSA, the Roadrunners are well on their way to eclipsing the record.
“We’re close to the 45,000 mark and we’re going to do better,” UTSA athletic director Lynn Hickey said this week. “We’re going to reach out to community leaders, and see if they’ll help us.”
Here’s the math: UTSA already has sold about 29,000 tickets, including 10,000 season tickets, and has reserved another 15,000 seats for students.
Throw in the walk-up crowd – and San Antonio fans are noted for waiting until game day to buy their tickets – and you can see why South Florida’s record is almost certain to fall.

1 comment:

  1. OVER 57,000 people attended it too, we made history!!