Despite this being the swan song for Big East basketball as we know it, the league is suffering through a down year in attendance. Mike Waters penned a piece crunching the numbers, and here was the breakdown of Syracuse’s role.
“Syracuse’s attendance at the Carrier Dome is off slightly from the 2011-12 season. Last year, the Orange drew 23,618 fans on average, while this year the number is down to 21,870, a figure that still leads the Big East.”
There’s a pretty good reason for this:
“Syracuse will have just four of its 10 Big East home games on weekend days. The Orange has always drawn bigger crowds for weekend dates.”
Plus, the Louisville game hasn’t been counted yet. But you ARE adding in the record-crowd of 35,000+ to the mix, so SU can’t be crying too much about flawed numbers. And as the last go-round in the conference, we figured fans would be taking advantage of the last time to see some of these teams in the Dome.
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