CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 03: Fans watch as the Boston College Eagles take on the Northwestern Wildcats on September 3, 2011 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The NCAA just released its Accumulated Attendance Report (PDF) for the 2011 season. Boston College drew a crowd that was 80% of the Alumni Stadium capacity this year.
According to the report, 214,255 fans attended one of Boston College's six home games this season, averaging 35,709 and 80.25% capacity. That 35,709 figure is the lowest per-game average for a single season since Alumni Stadium expanded to 44.5k in 1994.
The 80.25% capacity per-game average is also an 18-year low. The second lowest per-game percent capacity of the last 18 seasons came in 2009 -- Spaz's first season -- where Alumni Stadium was filled to 80.26% capacity.
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2011 was the worst attendance year of the last 18 seasons, and was only better than 1993 because Alumni Stadium only held 33,298 back then.
This year's report is ranked by per-game average. Clemson tops the conference (78,234, 95.99%), followed by Florida State (77,842, 94.58%), Virginia Tech (66,233, 100%), N.C. State (56,287, 97.75%), North Carolina (56,000, 88.89%), Miami (48,654, 64.94%), Georgia Tech (48,232, 87.69%), Virginia (47,940, 77.95%), Maryland (42,355, 82.24%), Boston College (35,709, 80.25%), Wake Forest (31,967, 101.48%) and Duke (24,393, 71.87%).
Not only were all Clemson fans in their seats before kickoff, the Tigers also lead the conference in per-game attendance.
The lowest per-game attendance for a BCS AQ school was Duke (24,393) and the lowest percent capacity was also in-conference with Miami -- 64.49 percent.