ATLANTA – For the 15th consecutive year, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) led all NCAA Division II conferences in football attendance the conference office announced on Wednesday. Last season, SIAC football games drew an average of 7,117 fans per game with total attendance of 341,607.
The SIAC has led all NCAA Division II conferences in football attendance for 26 of the last 28 seasons dating back to the 1990 season. Since 1990, the SIAC has led NCAA Division II football attendance 25 times including totaling an attendance of at least 300,000 on 20 occasions
Commissioner Gregory Moore stated, “The relationships that our SIAC institutions share with their alumni and fans are sacrosanct. Those relationships not only drive our football attendance, but also galvanize our campuses and the communities our institutions serve in ways that are truly special and unique.”.
Among the most well attended games last season were the 82nd Annual Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic (25,101), Miles versus Tuskegee (17,350), and the Fountain City Classic (13,391).
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) ranked seventh among Division II conferences with an average attendance of 3,168 in 2017
The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) once again led all FCS conferences averaging 13,694 fans per game. The SWAC average attendance we was nearly 3,000 fans ahead of second place Missouri Valey Conference (10,697). The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference ranked fifth with an average attendance of 9,450.