Recap Of SEC Spring Games Attendance

Following spring football practice, the Southeastern Conference media relations office gathers notes on each league team. The major topic of this exercise was spring football game attendance.

Alabama's incredible 2007 A-Day Game attendance of 92,138 made spring football game numbers a part of this year's report. Here by team are 2008 spring football game attendance figurers:

Alabama – 78,200 (second highest in school history)

Arkansas – 40,200 (school record)

Auburn – 35,000

Florida – 61,000 (school record)

Georgia – 19,874

Kentucky – 8,500

LSU – 33,624

Ole Miss – 28,311 (school record)

Mississippi State – 6,000

South Carolina – 31,125

Tennessee – 28,898

Vanderbilt – 2,500

TOTAL – 373,232

Average – 31,103

It is interesting that a few schools had all-time attendance records the year following Alabama's national record.

Also interesting is that at least two schools -- Florida and Tennessee -- had been reported as scheming to break the Alabama record of 92,138.

So why does it matter? As Alabama Coach Nick Saban has said over and over, the turnout of Crimson Tide fans for the A-Day Game in 2007 was a major influence on prospects as Bama signed the nation's number one recruiting class in 2008.

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