ATLANTA – For the 13th consecutive year, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) led all NCAA Division II conferences in football attendance announced on Tuesday.
The SIAC has now led all NCAA Division II conferences in football attendance for 24 of the last 26 seasons dating back to the 1990 season. Since 1990, the SIAC has led NCAA Division II football attendance 24 times including totaling an attendance of at least 300,000 on 18 occasions.
During the 2015 season SIAC fans recorded an attendance of 328,016 from all football institutions in the conference. The average attendance at SIAC games last year was 6,074.
“The robust attendance that our schools enjoy is not only a testament to the sacrosanct relationships that our member institutions maintain with their students and alumni but also speaks to the strong connections our institutions share with the communities where they both operate and serve,” said SIAC Commissioner Gregory Moore.
Among the most well attended games last season were the Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic (23,345), the Circle City Classic featuring Central State and Kentucky State (22,523), and the Fountain City Classic between Albany State and Fort Valley State (17,856).
Four SIAC institutions ranked in the top 15 of the 2015 NCAA Division II Football Attendance Team Leaders category. Tuskegee was second followed by Albany State in sixth, Morehouse in 11th and Fort Valley State at 15th.