I'd say anywhere from 25000 to 35000.
Predict the number of Michigan fans in Arlington this Saturday
I'd say 35,001
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1 seat for Crisler lol
We sold out all of our tickets faster, right? I remember hearing something about that. I think it's a long enough trip for both teams that proximity will matter less than people think. Considering Michigan fans travel extremely well, I wouldn't be surprised to see it 60/40 in favor of Michigan. Also wouldn't be surprised to see it 60/40 the other way.
It's quite a bit farther for Michigan fans than Bama fans. I am thinking 60-40 Bama but we will represent well there.
It's 1,181 miles from Ann Arbor to Dallas.
583 miles from Tuscaloosa to Dallas.
As usual, the SEC team has a shorter distance to travel but it's a longer trip than usual for them.
I was afraid for a long time that Bama fans would overtake the stadium since they are closer but I could actually live with it 60-40. Just nothing more than that. I've seen bowl games in the past where it looked like it was 70-30 for our opponents to us. I don't want to see that.
We are better fans. Better how? Just better. And after Michigan wins, Alabama fans will be happily invited to UM tailgates. Cheers, bitches.
I thought it was going to be overrun by crimson too. If the Dallas area alumni show out in force, it should bring it up to the 40/60 range with Michigan fans not being blown away.
We fly out Wed morning - work tomorrow is going to be torture. Prepaid for tailgating in Lot J between Jerryworld and Rangers Park. 100 degrees and sunny all weekend, so pack the sunblock and GO BLUE!
We're in Lot J too! Look for the Jager flag flying high over our tailgate.
I have also been thinking 60 - 40 with bama having more fans there. Can't wait to get there!
I think 35-65% bama. It's just closer for them.
Alabama fans can drive but it is a real shitty drive, and most can't afford flights, let alone a dentist. We will show up in force. I like 50/50.
tickets were going for 1200 when Bama played LSU? Im hoping we can fill 1/3 of the stadium.
... can't afford flights? Damn, that must be one depressed state.
More than 20.
I was going to say 8 fans not including the players' mothers
All I know is I leave Thursday and will meet up with my Brother and two other guys we tailgate with so the number will be at LEAST four.
Dont know how high the number will go but the floor is set at four.
Oh, did you mean Arlington, TX? I live in VA, you will have to be more specific.
I predict 65\35 Blue! Leaving Thursday morning. Where is the Boise St watch party.
you gotta account for the 5% or so of neutral fans/locals looking for a good time...
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People always overestimate crowd sizes
35K from our side, but you never know how Issac will affect Alabama's fans and their travel plans.
What do we get if we guess correctly?
At least in spirit.
Enough to keep me covered if we run out of beer early.
There has to be at least 25000 since we sold that back in April or May then you add on the scalpers and people who buy on stubhub and you get up to 30000 to 35000.
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If you guess correctly you get 16738274573.5678 mgopoints
it was 25000
36,500 UM fans; 40,000 Bama fans
Here's another question. How many fans will be in the endzone SRO areas?
I'm guessing about 2000.
less than 1 million. So you're saying theres a chance?
The ones living in Arlington, or just the ones at the stadium?
All of them.
At least in spirit.
Oh wait... THIS IS MICHIGAN! So about half of them.
I'd say anywhere between 35,000-40,000. I think Bama will have slightly more people, but for no reason other than its closer proximity to Dallas. I doubt you'd be able to really notice a difference in size for the respective fan bases.
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We get 40%.
40,000 sounds about right.
I'll be there as long as I don't get washed away driving from Nashville on Friday.
Taking the average attendance at Michigan's last ten bowl appearances (74,735), I then made an assumption that approximately half of those were Michigan fans historically (37,367). Allowing for the relative attractiveness of this matchup, add a potential 5%. So, I would go with something in the 37,000-42,000 range.
This might be a little different though, because fans have had over a year to plan for this one, instead of one month. I'm not sure if that helps or hurts us, since Alabama's in the same boat.