Clemson Attendance Figures Announced

Clemson averaged over 80,000 fans for its 2001 home football games, Ticket Manager Van Hilderbrand announced Wednesday. It marked just the second time in history that Clemson exceeded the 80,000 per game mark.

Clemson had a total paid attendance of 480,911 for its six home games in 2001, an average of 80,152 per game. The NCAA is compiling its rankings this week and should announce the national attendance rankings before Christmas. Clemson averaged 78,378 last year and ranked 15th in the nation on a per game basis.

Clemson had three crowds of at least 80,000 last year, including two that ranked in the top five in school history. A total of 85,036 attended the Florida State game and that figure now ranks fourth best in Clemson history. It is followed by the 84,869 who attended the North Carolina game on October 20th.

Clemson sold 57,506 season tickets this year, second highest figure in school history. The per game average of 80,152 is exceeded only the average of 81,750 for the 1988 season, a year in which Clemson played both South Carolina and Florida State at home.

Clemson has now had four of the top five single game attendance figures and three of the top seven single season averages under current head coach Tommy Bowden.

	Clemson Game by Game Attendance for 2001
	Date	        Opponent	Attendance
	Sept.  1	Central Florida	81,482
	Sept.  8	Wofford		79,156
	Sept. 22	Virginia	77,791
	Oct.  20	North Carolina	84,869
	Nov.   3	Florida State	85,036
	Dec.   1	Duke		72,577

	Clemson Top Single Game Attendance Figures
	Year	Opponent	Attendance
	1999	Florida State	86,092
	1994	South Carolina	85,872
	2000	South Carolina	85,187
	2001	Florida State	85,036
	2001	North Carolina	84,869
	1988	South Carolina	84,876
	1988	Florida State	84,576
	1998	South Carolina	84,423

	Clemson Single Season Per Game Attendance Bests
	Rank	Year	Figure
	1.	1988	81,750
	2.	2001	80,152
	3.	1990	79,196
	4.	1989	78,927
	5.	1986	78,700
	6.	2000	78,378
	7.	1999	78,302
	Tommy Bowden coached Clemson seasons in bold Top Stories