SWAC leads FCS in 2018 football attendance

SWAC leads FCS in 2018 football attendance

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IRVING, Texas- The Southwestern Athletic Conference earned its 40th FCS attendance title in 41 years, averaging 15,240 fans for a total of 746,760 in 2018 in a recently released report by the National Football Foundation.

Jackson State claimed the FCS attendance title attracting 99,079 fans for an average of 24,770 fans for the Tigers' four home games in 2018.

Montana, which had claimed the FCS title for four consecutive seasons, came in at second with an average of 24,677 fans for the Grizzlies' six home games and 148,064 spectators overall in 2018. James Madison (20,911), Southern (18,803) and North Dakota State (18,106) rounded out the top five.

“The overall excitement surrounding SWAC football and the number of fans attending our games has played a significant role in the growth and notoriety of the sports in our league,” said SWAC Commissioner Dr. Charles McClelland.

“The ten football programs within the Southwestern Athletic Conference have some of the best and most supportive fan bases in the country as clearly evident by the attendance at our games. For a league to be able to lay claim to winning its 40th FCS attendance title in 41 years speaks volumes as to the level of support and passion that our fans exhibit throughout the season, and without that constant support this type of recognition would not be possible.”  

About the SWAC:  
The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams.
Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field and Tennis.
Women’s competition is offered in the sports of Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.
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