Midway through April, B1G has three of top four spring game attendance figures
Who says football is more popular in the SEC? Taking one look at the spring game attendance figures thus far, it’s clear B1G fans are just as passionate.
Following Saturday’s slate of scrimmages, Pick Six Previews released a list of the most-attended spring games midway through April. Three B1G teams ranked in the top four:
Spring Game Attendance:
80,134 Ohio St
— Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) April 15, 2017
Even with the stadium’s capacity reduced by 20,000 seats due to renovations, Ohio State currently sits atop the list with over 80,000 patrons in attendance. In 2015 and 2016, the Buckeyes had around 100,000 come out to the spring game.
Nebraska and Michigan occupy second and fourth on this list, respectively. The 78,312 for the Huskers ranked as one of the highest totals in the school’s history.
There were no SEC teams in the top four, with reigning champion Clemson occupying the third spot on the current list. Some of the conference’s more popular teams – Alabama, LSU, Tennessee and Georgia – will hold their spring game on April 22.
For now, though, it looks like spring football is just as important in B1G country.
But it just means more in the SEC, right?