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Beaver Stadium Attendance Up 5,000 Per Game in 2014

Home game attendance at Beaver Stadium is not quite #107Kstrong yet, but it’s getting closer. An average of 5,000 more fans per game came out to watch the first season of James Franklin and the 2014 Nittany Lions, per attendance figures that came out today.

The total home attendance was 711,358, or 101,623 per game this season. Last season, Beaver Stadium averaged 96,587 fans per game. Penn State’s average increase is the fifth highest among teams in the Big Ten, ACC, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC whose stadiums did not expand this year.

This season, there were four games with attendance exceeding 100,000 including the sold-out crowd for the White Out. For both the 2012 and 2013 seasons, there were only two games with attendance surpassing 100,000.

“Our attendance success is directly attributable to the outstanding fan base that has long supported Penn State football,” said Tom McGrath, Associate Athletic Director for Business Relations and Communications. “To be continually ranked in the top five nationally means a great deal to our student-athletes and coaches. The game day atmosphere in Happy Valley continues to be an attractive opportunity for our fans to socialize and cheer on the Nittany Lions. This only happens because our alumni, students and fans are so passionate and loyal.”

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