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Attendance for Northern Colorado game will drop

Post by up for the challenge » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:30 am

The attendance for the Northern Colorado game at Holt Arena will drop off this weekend. Most students and local fans will not be showing up to Holt Arena this Saturday other than the die hards. No chance for playoffs, a non rivalry game, and both teams have losing records means less people showing up for the game.

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Re: Attendance for Northern Colorado game will drop

Post by Tacoma5 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:25 pm

Most students and local fans will not show up? Did you survey the entire city on their attendance. Sure there's no chance for playoffs and I think it's pretty obvious there will be a drop in over all attendance, but to say ONLY die hards will show up is you trying to pass your opinion off as fact. By the way, when's the last game you attended? I'm at every single home game, win, lose or draw.

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Re: Attendance for Northern Colorado game will drop

Post by up for the challenge » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:58 pm

I hope the attendance is more than the last game attendance but history tells me there will be a drop. Let’s wait to see the attendance number after the game is over. I hope Holt Arena sells out. The last game against North Dakota the attendance was 8731

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Re: Attendance for Northern Colorado game will drop

Post by up for the challenge » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:34 pm

As predicted a big drop in attendance. 5369 in attendance today. A drop of 3632 from the last game against North Dakota at Holt Arena. Maybe attendance will be better on Senior Day against EWU.

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Re: Attendance for Northern Colorado game will drop

Post by 50 yr fan » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:37 am

That amounts to about 50k and a less possibility of donor giving. It is time to start the process of stopping the bleeding. The ball is in Thiros court now. GO BENGALS

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Re: Attendance for Northern Colorado game will drop

Post by up for the challenge » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:55 am

I would think Holt Arena is a great looking arena when sold out. Unfortunately, the team must have a winning season to put fans into the seats. I love Senior Day as these players paid their dues for the program so hope there is a bigger crowd against EWU so these Seniors feel appreciated.

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Re: Attendance for Northern Colorado game will drop

Post by Skippy » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:48 pm

North Dakota was homecoming, which generally averages about 8,000 in attendance. Northern Colorado never travels any fans. The games that typically draw well are the established rivalries against teams whose fans travel: Idaho, Montana, Montana State and Weber State. Check the numbers down through the years — I doubt Northern Colorado has even drawn more than 6,500 here. Sure winning helps attendance, always has. But it really helps to play a team that brings its own fans.

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Re: Attendance for Northern Colorado game will drop

Post by up for the challenge » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:34 am

I’m predicting another drop in attendance this Saturday against EWU. If the Bengals were contending for a Championship with two conference games to be played you would probably see 10,000 plus fans at Holt Arena.i am thinking around 6,000 this Saturday. It is too bad as it is Senior Day. The Seniors deserve a large fan turnout.

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Re: Attendance for Northern Colorado game will drop

Post by Skippy » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:44 am

Define “drop.” Are you predicting less than last week’s 5,300? Or less than the last time ISU played EWU at home?

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Re: Attendance for Northern Colorado game will drop

Post by up for the challenge » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:56 am

The attendance will be lower than the NCU game of 5,369 in my opinion. Fans will not show up for this game.

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Re: Attendance for Northern Colorado game will drop

Post by Skippy » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:21 am

Maybe, I'm guessing it's going to be in the same neighborhood as the UNC game. Idaho State has a pretty steady floor of about 4,000 fans -- they'll show up for anybody, even D-2 schools. Homecoming pretty much always generates about 7,500 to 10,000 fans, no matter how the team is doing. (Last time ISU played EWU at home, which was 2015, they drew 8,900 fans, even though that team wound up 2-9. Why? Because it was homecoming). Games against known rivals whose fans travel -- Montana, MSU, Idaho and Weber -- typically draw between 7,000 to 10,000 depending on how ISU is doing. There is always a little variation in attendance based on the team's performance, but rarely more than a few thousand for any particular game.

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Re: Attendance for Northern Colorado game will drop

Post by Tacoma5 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:40 pm

up for the challenge wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:56 am
The attendance will be lower than the NCU game of 5,369 in my opinion. Fans will not show up for this game.
I guarantee more fans will show up for this game compared to NCU. We're playing a much stronger team with a larger traveling fan base and it's Senior night. Regardless of our record.

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Re: Attendance for Northern Colorado game will drop

Post by up for the challenge » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:45 pm

It will be up to the ISU Students and Fans in Pocatello to up the attendance from last Saturday. I guess there is a chance that a lot of EWU students and fans will travel to Pocatello. It would be great to have a good attendance for our team and Seniors.

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Re: Attendance for Northern Colorado game will drop

Post by up for the challenge » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:23 pm

I was wrong in my prediction. Attendance against EWU was 5,377. 8 more fans than last week against NCU.

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