fair point that
Noticed on MGoBlue boxscore that the attendance was listed at 113,065 for Saturday's game. How is it possible that the game against our in state rival did not top the mark of 113,090 for the dedication game against UCONN? Are they not counting the press box and everyone with credentials? I thought it was a no brainer that they would break 114,000.
So I was starting to think about the attendance for this game and how it might compare to the record setting game against UConn. I feel like we should be able to break it again as there could be more away fans than the first game. Is it possible to approach 115,000?!?!
This is a going to be a great game against a big rival (3rd biggest?), what does the MGoCommunity predict for numbers?
I say north of 114,000.
what good is breaking a world record when the new record is a lame duck anyway? very little, apparently. did anybody else notice that the opening game of the IIHF World Championship was played outdoors and broke the Cold War attendance record by about 3000? it doesn't really matter, since it's going to be CRUSHED by the Big Chill attendance, which has reached the "ticket freeze" at 100K. and they're planning to give every student with football tickets a seat on top of that. i'm thinking we might break the overall Michigan Stadium attendance record at this point. and i'm very excited about it.
so what is notable about that IIHF game? well, Jack Johnson played in it. has anyone got his comment on that experience, especially in light of the Big Chill coming up in December?
The game Saturday against DSU will be the 200th M football game I've seen in person. Michigan's record in the 199 games I've attended is 158-40-1.
For those who are concerned and unaware, we do count attendance by sales. This is straight from Marty Bodnar, Director of Ticketing/Marketing, to whom I sent a (now) embarrassingly long email about saving the 100k attendance.
"Our announced attendance is based upon tickets sold. Since we are close to a sell out of this game, we are not in danger of dropping below 100,000. Thank you for your concern. Go Blue!"
So that's... a relief? I guess I wished we counted scanned tickets, though this has to be a lot easier to measure.
19 Sep 2009
EMU @ Michigan 107,903
Temple @ PSU 105,514
Season Totals (3 games each)
Michigan 327,200 (109,019, 110,278, 107,903)
Penn State 316,869 (104,968, 106,387, 105,514)
Penn State 105,623
Upcoming home games:
Indiana @ Michigan
Iowa @ Penn State
Remaining home games:
Michigan: Ind, Del St, Penn St, Pur, OSU
Penn State: Iowa, Eastern Illinois, Minn, OSU, Ind
Another good showing by Michigan has put Penn St in a hole. If our Homecoming game vs Ind draws at least 108,000, it will be very diffcult for PSU to catch us, even if our Delaware St game hovers near 100,000.