Mark Foltz - AStateNation

2015 Football Attendance for the G5 Schools

Announced attendance for all G5 schools in 2015

The Red Wolves did well drawing fans for the 2015 football season.

AState led the Sun Belt in football attendance and outdrew all members of the MAC, 8 Conference USA schools (9 counting reclassifying Charlotte who isn't on this list), 5 Mountain West schools and two American Athletic Conference members.

The Red Wolves had the 23rd best attendance finishing just behind UTSA who drew a total of 138,048 to AState's 138,043.

The AAC dominated the top of the attendance chart with 7 members in the top ten. Boise from the MWC, and independents BYU and Army rounded out the top 10 with BYU's 58,532 average leading the G5. AAC member Temple at 44,159 was second.

The MAC led the bottom of the chart with five schools in the bottom 10, MWC and CUSA had one each and Sun Belt members ULM, Idaho and Georgia State made the bottom 10.

The NCAA requires home attendance of 15,000 once every two years. Nine schools were under that level in 2015 with Ball State and Eastern Michigan being the only schools under 10,000 with 7,974 and 4,897 respectively.

School Games Attendance Average Conference
BYU 6 351,191 58,532 Independent
Temple 6 264,951 44,159 AAC
Memphis 6 262,811 43,802 AAC
East Carolina 6 259,645 43,274 AAC
Cincinnati 6 222,578 37,096 AAC
Houston 8 271,836 33,980 AAC
Boise St. 6 201,669 33,612 MWC
Navy 7 226,366 32,338 AAC
Army  6 185,946 30,991 Independent
UCF 6 180,388 30,065 AAC
San Diego St. 7 203,459 29,066 MWC
Fresno St. 6 174,217 29,036 MWC
Southern Miss. 6 170,007 28,335 CUSA
Uconn 6 169,343 28,224 AAC
South Fla. 6 159,468 26,578 AAC
Marshall 6 157,930 26,322 CUSA
Air Force 6 156,158 26,026 MWC
Colorado St. 6 149,500 24,917 MWC
New Mexico 8 188,224 23,528 MWC
Hawaii 7 164,031 23,433 MWC
UTEP 5 116,058 23,212 CUSA
UTSA 6 138,048 23,008 CUSA
Arkansas St. 6 138,043 23,007 Sun Belt
Tulane 6 137,577 22,930 AAC
Nevada 6 133,022 22,170 MWC
La.-Lafayette 6 129,577 21,596 Sun Belt
Appalachian St. 6 128,755 21,459 Sun Belt
Utah St. 6 128,172 21,362 MWC
Ohio 6 127,938 21,323 MAC
SMU 7 147,301 21,043 AAC
Louisiana Tech 6 125,863 20,977 CUSA
Toledo 6 125,051 20,842 MAC
Ga. Southern 6 124,681 20,780 Sun Belt
Old Dominion 7 140,826 20,118 CUSA
Tulsa 6 117,730 19,622 AAC
Bowling Green 5 98,042 19,608 MAC
Western Mich. 6 116,646 19,441 MAC
Troy 5 96,993 19,399 Sun Belt
UNLV 6 116,228 19,371 MWC
Rice 6 116,034 19,339 CUSA
Buffalo 6 110,743 18,457 MAC
Texas St. 6 108,998 18,166 Sun Belt
Akron 6 108,588 18,098 MAC
Wyoming  6 108,361 18,060 MWC
Western Ky. 6 107,759 17,960 CUSA
Fla. Atlantic 6 105,703 17,617 CUSA
New Mexico St. 5 87,429 17,486 Sun Belt
Middle Tenn. 6 103,258 17,210 CUSA
South Ala. 6 96,234 16,039 Sun Belt
Miami (OH) 6 94,241 15,707 MAC
Central Mich. 6 94,029 15,672 MAC
FIU 5 76,907 15,381 CUSA
San Jose St. 6 91,869 15,312 MWC
Northern Ill. 6 83,649 13,942 MAC
North Texas 5 68,155 13,631 CUSA
Kent St. 6 75,366 12,561 MAC
La.-Monroe 5 58,659 11,732 Sun Belt
Idaho 6 69,915 11,653 Sun Belt
Massachusetts 6 66,743 11,124 MAC
Georgia St. 6 62,081 10,347 Sun Belt
Ball St. 6 47,841 7,974 MAC
Eastern Mich. 6 29,381 4,897 MAC