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NYCats
09-04-2009, 11:25 AM
ASU could play before smallest crowd since 2002

Attendance for Arizona State's football season opener Saturday is not expected to reach 50,000, which would be the smallest at Sun Devil Stadium since 2002.

http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/jeffmetcalfe/61980

no expectations out in Tempe?

Cats101
09-04-2009, 05:04 PM
The banwagon is emptying out already? :erickbud:

ASUHATER!
09-04-2009, 05:05 PM
makes about sense. 50k would be about 70% capacity. in their best seasons asu averages like 90% capacity, 80% in mediocre seasons and 70% or less in bad seasons.

arizona, under stoops however, has averaged over 90% the last 5 seasons.

dc4azcats
09-04-2009, 05:16 PM
The banwagon is emptying out already? :erickbud:

That didn't take long.

spartuna
09-04-2009, 05:16 PM
Some "football school" they have up there, huh.

Cats101
09-04-2009, 05:41 PM
That didn't take long.

Seriously. They sold 50K+ seats just off season tickets last season.

Machina
09-04-2009, 05:42 PM
Maybe they will have a promotion with Discount Tire again soon where if you buy tires you get free season tickets

uacats
09-04-2009, 05:43 PM
The Cardinal are finally good. Not good for ASU.

catgrad97
09-04-2009, 06:05 PM
The Cardinal are finally good. Not good for ASU.

You referring to the Stanford Cardinal?

So far this fall, the Arizona Cardinals are "good" if you define good = better than ASSU.

Not saying much.

CalStateTempe
09-04-2009, 06:33 PM
The Cardinal are finally good. Not good for ASU.

Seriously, the non-collegiate Phoenicians were waiting for a team to call their own; now that they got one, lights out for ASU from that segment of the population.

NYCats
09-04-2009, 06:36 PM
Seriously, the non-collegiate Phoenicians were waiting for a team to call their own; now that they got one, lights out for ASU from that segment of the population.

I agree, now that they got a decent NFL team to watch in the valley, ASsU football (ASSU basketball has already taken affect with low crowds, and the suns) will be shunned not fast but slow and surely.

GlobalCat
09-04-2009, 06:58 PM
Seriously, the non-collegiate Phoenicians were waiting for a team to call their own; now that they got one, lights out for ASU from that segment of the population.



How so? All of the ASU alumni in the Valley are all non-collegiate as well.

IH8ASSU
09-04-2009, 08:34 PM
Understandable, by game time all the ASSU coeds will be drunk and passed out trying to remember the name of the guy who just destroyed her. Its hard to watch the game through the haze of date rape drugs.

F*ck ASSU

CatsbyAZ
09-06-2009, 04:09 PM
Official Attendence last night was 42,588.

ASUHATER!
09-06-2009, 04:14 PM
which is a capacity of about 59%

its like having only 34,000 people show up at arizona stadium.

CalStateTempe
09-06-2009, 05:38 PM
They're grumbling it on Cactus Ranch and wishing Love would make the student section larger like ours.

**** the devils.

Cats101
09-06-2009, 06:31 PM
Like someone said they had 42K in "attendance" and UofA had 51K, with UofA having nearly 20K less seats. :lol:

Merkin
09-06-2009, 06:39 PM
arizona, under stoops however, has averaged over 90% the last 5 seasons.

% is going to go up as Arizona Stadium has its seating reduced by 4500 the next two seasons assuming Stoops puts a good product out there.

BlueMikey
09-06-2009, 06:48 PM
Like someone said they had 42K in "attendance" and UofA had 51K, with UofA having nearly 20K less seats. :lol:

And a lightning delay, and a metro area of about two million fewer people.

catgrad
09-06-2009, 08:29 PM
Even if I was the most devout ASU fan, why would anyone want to pay money for a ticket and sit in the heat to watch your team play a Big Sky team that 1-11 last season? It's a hard sell for a I-AA opponent....but Idaho State might be the worst of them all. Nice scheduling ASU. Who made your schedule? Herb Sendek?

CatsbyAZ
09-06-2009, 10:40 PM
They like to blame it on BYU opting to play Oklahoma (which paid off well for them) rather than the SunDevils. They talked a lot of smack last year about our OOC, but seeing the jokers they play now they can't talk crap now. What ticks me off is that I got to wait through another meaningless game with ULM and a bye until they play Georgia to really gauge they're improvement. That's basically until october to find out anything about this years ASU team.

hoops7243
09-06-2009, 11:27 PM
They like to blame it on BYU opting to play Oklahoma (which paid off well for them) rather than the SunDevils. They talked a lot of smack last year about our OOC, but seeing the jokers they play now they can't talk crap now. What ticks me off is that I got to wait through another meaningless game with ULM and a bye until they play Georgia to really gauge they're improvement. That's basically until october to find out anything about this years ASU team.

Idaho state has to be one of the worst I-AA teams out there. Northern Iowa gav IA a fight.
ASU is going to wake up when they go to Athens. their d is decent but that Offense wont score much. Sullivan will last 2 more games after the UGA game I predict the other big Frosh to be their starting QB.

ASUHATER!
09-06-2009, 11:31 PM
after all this talk though, i doubt we see 50k for nau next week. just a hunch. student section will be full though.


and yeah, once we start the stadium expansion project after the 2010 season, we'll probably have 1 or 2 seasons where the total capacity of arizona stadium goes down to only like 52,000 seats.

dman25
09-07-2009, 12:10 AM
The student section was absolutely packed which was a shock. The rest of the crowd was pathetic at best.

ASUHATER!
09-07-2009, 12:12 AM
students always show up, although if we are like 3-2 or 2-3 after the 3 game road trip, the student section might be like 10-20% empty for the stanford game.

i'm getting worried about the uw game now too. husky stadium was rocking and packed for the lsu game and uw made a game of it. with locker healthy, uw isn't the easy win most would think.

worst case scenario we could find ourselves 2-3 and 0-2 in the pac 10 coming home.

Cats101
09-07-2009, 01:30 AM
students always show up, although if we are like 3-2 or 2-3 after the 3 game road trip, the student section might be like 10-20% empty for the stanford game.

i'm getting worried about the uw game now too. husky stadium was rocking and packed for the lsu game and uw made a game of it. with locker healthy, uw isn't the easy win most would think.

worst case scenario we could find ourselves 2-3 and 0-2 in the pac 10 coming home.

With Locker healthy UW is a 7th place team at worst. That game worries me know too.

CatsbyAZ
09-07-2009, 10:55 AM
i'm getting worried about the uw game now too. husky stadium was rocking and packed for the lsu game and uw made a game of it. with locker healthy, uw isn't the easy win most would think.



I find myself worrying more about the Washington game as well. But, remember, LSU went in pretty one dimensional, relying entirely on their running game. Washington's offense was a big surprise, putting up good yards against a lot of well coached talent.

At the same time, I find myself inversely less worried about the Oregon game after witnessing their ineptitude in all areas, and losing one of their best offensive players. Same goes for the weaponless Iowa game. So maybe things even out.

However, we'll find out more next week, but UCLA and Stanford look improved, which means they'll be bears at home to deal with.

Zona_Soccer10
09-07-2009, 01:20 PM
I actually would have guessed lower attendance. Then again I guess ASU fans wanted to see one of their only wins.

CatintheHeat
09-07-2009, 01:45 PM
Maybe ASU better start a "can of food for a seat" promotion again. At least then they can put a few more thousand fans in the stands.

ASUHATER!
09-07-2009, 01:59 PM
they have a bye already this week, and next week they play louisiana monroe at home. so i doubt there is more than 50,000 for that game.

Zona_Soccer10
09-07-2009, 02:05 PM
Hmm. They could win their first two games. Wow.. then lose their remaining. :lol2: