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Vols saw fewer fans: home football attendance at its lowest since 1995

December 17th, 2009 12:00 am by Dave Hooker, Knoxville News Sentinel

The University of Tennessee failed to reach the six-digit mark in annual home-game football attendance last season for the first time since 1995, UT athletic director Mike Hamilton said Wednesday.

"I think our average attendance is going to be slightly under 100,000 for the first time in a while," said Hamilton in an interview with the News Sentinel.

The Vols have averaged more than 100,000 per game since 1996, when stadium expansion grew the maximum attendance from 91,902 to 102,544. Attendance is based on tickets sold and support staff in the stadium for the game. The actual attendance figure for 2009 is not yet available.

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