Iowa Ranks High in Football Attendance

Feb. 3, 2004

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Per game attendance at home games of Coach Kirk Ferentz’s 2003 Iowa football team increased by 4,050 over the 2002 season — the top increase in the Big Ten Conference — and Iowa’s home game attendance average of 65,798 ranked 22nd best in the country, according to data released today by the NCAA.

The Hawkeyes played seven home games in historic Kinnick Stadium in 2003 — they won them all — before a total of 460,584 spectators.

Iowa was one of six Big Ten teams to rank among the nation’s Top 25 in per game attendance and the Big Ten Conference ranked second among the nation’s conferences with a record high per game average of 70,198.

Michigan, Penn State, Tennessee and Ohio State were the nation’s top four teams by attendance with each averaging better than 100,000 spectators per game. Wisconsin and Michigan also were among the nation’s leaders.

Iowa will play six home games in 2004.