bincitysioux Posted September 2, 2008 Share Posted September 2, 2008 1. 13,500 - NDSU - 6/10/01 (I don't trust this one - 13,500 exactly is too convienent) 2. 12,580 - UNO - 20/10/01 3. 12,276 - NDSU - 18/10/03 4. 12,202 - SCSU - 1/10/06 5. 12,148 - Augustana - 29/9/07 6. 11,696 - UCD - 1/12/01 7. 11,665 - UMD - 16/10/04 8. 11,563 - UNO - 13/10/07 9. 11,463 - MSU - 7/10/05 10. 11,434 - TAMUK - 28/8/08 There has been some debate in recent years as to the true capacity of the Alerus. Prior to the 2006 season, both the Alerus center and UND listed the capacity at 13,500. Since 2006, the Alerus has continued to use the 13,500 number, while the University reports capacity at 12,283. I wish there would be some clarification on the subject. One reason given in the email to myself and UND92,96 is that UND doesn't count attendence in the suites. But that only accounts for ~324 tickets, so there is still a gap of about 1,000 between the two figures. I highly doubt they'd issue 1,000 SRO tickets for any game, and I don't know what "ADA risers" they're talking about. It certainly can't be the ones in the South endzone, because then fans would actually be sitting in the endzone (that might be a pretty good seat though ) Anyways, just trying to answer your question about that number that was used for that game. Perhaps UND got the attendance figures from the Alerus until 2006, and then they took over counting? Kevin Fee blog on start times. Thoughts? I would really think that 6:00 p.m. starts would be ideal for Saturday games, unless of course there also happens to be hockey that samed day, but that doesn't happen very often, especially now with no playoff games for a few years. The 1:00 start doesn't allow people who work on Saturdays to attend. Also alot of people might like to spend the last few remaining pleasant fall Saturdays outdoors. Then there is hunting to compete with later in the season. With a later start, maybe a few folks could get their hunting in during the morning and afternoon and then be inclined to head to the game. Some fans like myself drive 100+ miles to get there, and the 1:00 start pretty much blows the whole day for those of us that do that. Evening games would also probably boost beer sales, creating for a more raucous crowd . I know some people don't like the fact that at the REA, is almost like going to a night club, but an atmosphere like that would really help football attendance I think. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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