UT football battling nationwide trend of sagging student attendance
EVAN WOODBERY, GOVOLSXTRA
Aug 10, 2013 at 8:13 PM
KNOXVILLE — A student ID and 10 bucks was all it took to get a ticket to Neyland Stadium for a home football game last year. On most Saturdays, there also was room to bring along a few thousand friends.
Sagging student attendance is an issue across the country — even at schools winning championships — but at Tennessee, the drop has been especially stark.
On average, fewer than 5,000 students were in attendance each week during the Vols’ seven-game home schedule in 2012, and a rare sellout in Week 3 against Florida inflated the total.
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