Once again, the B1G leads the way in terms of spring game attendance figures.
This past weekend, 10 B1G teams held their annual spring game/open practice, with nine of those taking place on Saturday. And plenty of people made their way to the stadiums to see their favorite teams in action.
Nobody has had a higher attendance this spring than Nebraska, which hosted approximately 86,000 fans on Saturday afternoon. That was about 24,000 more fans than Alabama, which ranked second on the list. Around 62,000 Crimson Tide fans made it to Saturday’s spring game.
Two other B1G schools, Ohio State and Penn State, also ranked in the top five. Both the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions saw crowds of approximately 61,000. Those totals were good enough for third and fourth on the list.
Rounding out the top five was Clemson, which saw approximately 60,000 fans.
Spring Game Attendance
86k – Nebraska
62k – Alabama
61k – Ohio State
61k – PSU
60k – Clemson
51k – Tennessee
50k – Oklahoma
39k – Florida
30k – Notre Dame
19k – WVU
16k – Kentucky
10k – Arkansas
8k – Pitt
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Michigan has usually ranked pretty high on the list, but the Wolverines didn’t host a traditional spring game this year. Instead, the Wolverines hosted “open practices” each of the last two weekends.
Still, B1G fans continue to show up by the tens of thousands at these spring games. It’s no surprise as the conference as some of the most passionate and loyal fan bases in the country.