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Miami Leads Nation in Attendance Increase

Dec. 15, 2000

Coral Gables, FL – The University of Miami had the largest attendance increase in Division 1-A football during the 2000 season according to Street & Smith’s Sportsbusiness Journal (Dec. 4-10). Miami’s attendance increased by 48.8%, averaging 58,430 for the season, the best result since 1994 (60,331) and the 3rd best in Miami history (’90, 62,096 & ’94).

Miami is followed by UCLA, a distant second with an increase of 35% and the University of Texas-El Paso with an increase of 30.2%.

Miami hosted six contests at the Orange Bowl this season with a total attendance of 350,578. Miami had home contests versus McNeese State, Florida State (sellout), Louisiana Tech, Virginia Tech (sellout), Pittsburgh and Boston College during the 2000 campaign.