Attendance at Commonwealth Stadium for Saturday’s football game against Vanderbilt was much lower than UK originally reported. UK announced that ticket sales were over 40K, but it was obvious that not everyone that had a ticket actually showed up for the game. Through an open records request, WLEX learns that the actual attendance wasn’t les than half of that number.
Here’s an excerpt…
The announced attendance for the game was over 40,000. That’s the amount of tickets sold, but that’s certainly not how many fans were in the stands. Through an open records request, LEX 18 obtained the actual number of people at the game based on tickets scanned. That number is 18,885.
It’s hard to believe that the stadium that holds over 70K people only had 18,885 fans in attendance. Once you take out the Vanderbilt fans, who knows how low the attendane was for UK fans.
With Samford coming up Saturday, I hope we can at least double that number. The seniors deserve it!