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App State Football Leads Sun Belt in Attendance for 2016 (2016-12-09 19:59:29)

BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State can add another accolade to its resume’ in addition to the program’s first Sun Belt Football Championship. The Mountaineers led the Sun Belt attendance during the 2016 season with an average of 26,153 fans over six games.

 

App increased attendance from 2015 (21,459) by almost 5,000 fans per game and over 40,000 total fans for the season. The season average was higher than all of the Mid-American Conference, all but one school from Conference USA, and even one Power 5 program. 

App State’s average mark (26,153 per game) led the Sun Belt by 3,453 fans per game and the overall attendance of 156,916 for 2016 is 23,000 more fans than Arkansas State (136,200), which was second in the league.

The Mountaineers captured the program’s first Sun Belt Conference Championship in 2016 and earned a berth in the 2016 Camellia Bowl. App State (9-3) faces Toledo (9-3) on Saturday, Dec. 17 in Montgomery, Ala. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN.

CAMELLIA BOWL TICKETS - Tickets are available by visiting the BOWL CENTRAL website at appstatesports.com or by contacting the App State Ticket Office at 828-262-2079.

 

2016 Sun Belt Football Attendance

School

Games

Total

Average

Appalachian St.

6

156,916

26,153

Arkansas St.

 6

 136,200

 22,700

Troy

 6

 135,203

 22,534

Louisiana

 6

 121,346

 20,224

South Ala.

 7

 113,749

 16,250

Texas St.

 6

 108,717

 18,120

Ga. Southern

 5

 104,095

 20,819

Georgia St.

 6

 90,617

 15,103

La.-Monroe

 5

 63,050

 12,610

Idaho

 5

 55,948

 11,190

New Mexico St.

 5

 47,725

 9,545

 



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