BYU Football Attendance Increased: Is It Wins, WiFi, Opponents?
Provo, Utah – A lot of people went to BYU football home games this year. The Cougars had an average of 59,547 people attend games at LaVell Edwards Stadium, which was second on the West Coast only behind Washington’s 68,238.
Winning brings more people to the games and BYU went 4-2 at home with wins over USC and a ranked Boise State team.
Plus, they hosted Power 5 teams like Utah and Washington, so the increase is a combination of winning games, playing brand name teams, and not playing too many late kickoffs.
Last season posted the highest attendance since 2013 when the Cougars saw an average of 61,225. BYU was ranked 22nd nationally in attendance and was one of the few teams to increase in year-over-year attendance.
Amenities, Wins, Opponents?
Going to college football games can be a hassle especially when compared with the ease and comfort of watching a game from the comfort of one’s home. Teams and stadiums need to up their own game to get people to the stadium. Being an independent school means the schedule provides variety each year.
Having great in-stadium WiFi also helps, predicted KSL Unrivaled.
The trend in college football has been a decrease over the years which makes BYU’s turnaround more fascinating.