FAU Football near bottom in attendance
jgf2017 saidHow is it laughable to suggest Orlando has little to nothing to do compared to the tri county area?†
If you took away the people that vacation to Orlando for the theme parks, thereís basically no tourism.
Do you realize that tourists flock to the tri county area and not to Orlando? They donít even have access to the beach.†
So what if you have a few UCF alum friends that live here and go up to Orlando for games.†Isnít their stadium only like 40k capacity?†
There was a game in 1995 that a certain school to the south with 4 national championships in the last dozen years drew less than 20k for Rutgers. They were handing tickets out before they became a really good team in the early 80ís.
The reason we donít draw is because we have a lot of Fun activities to do in the tri county area. And we still have unfinished business like making the top 25. Thatíll bring the fans to the stadium.
Face it, Orlando=theme parks. Without that theyíre a blip on the radar. Even comparing Orlando to the tri county area in terms of possible activities, well thatís ďlaughableĒ.†Posted On: Apr 27th 2021, 2:17 PM
Keep thinking that, I am sure UCF is hoping you don't fix a thing. They will keep taking the best students, have bigger fanbase and keep FAU in CUSA.
By way Orlando Media market has past Miami, guess they are all tourists.
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Till FAU quits trying to be single A baseball team they will keep getting same results. I am sure UCF and USF would love that. FAU needs to remember FIU was picked up before them and know if they don't change something it will happen again.
When UM is winning they draw pretty well, the same can not said for FAU.
Was more about FAU's struggles to not be in the bottom of D1 football in attendence.
Multiple things make it a challenge for FAU to get solid attendance.
One of the biggest is so many people are staunch supporters of UF, FSU, and Miami. Most did not even attend any of the three universities, but would still prefer to stay home and watch those teams play rather than attend a game at FAU.
UCF has a much bigger campus presence than FAU. I think this allows for UCF to draw more fans than FAU. FAU is closing the gap and is establishing more of a traditional campus atmosphere, but there is still a long way to make football games feel like a must see event. Not sure how this is done, but it is a process.
FAU has not managed to break through and get the national attention. Again, comparing to UCF, the Knights gained national visibility with bowl games against Georgia, Baylor, Auburn and LSU. FAU has not had the same visibility. I think it takes that kind of recognition to get the momentum going to fill the stadium.
All these points are debatable. Just my thoughts.
FAU has a ton of potential. I truly believe this. Boca is a great place to live. If you are a coach…their wives are going to like Boca. The campus reminds me a little of UCF…you are close to the beach. I know a few people who used to be huge Miami fans and now only go to FAU games. If the team gets consistent in their winning and go to bowl games every year…The fans will start to come. I get it their are other teams but Palm Beach is far enough from Miami that those fans may not want to make the drive down there every weekend.