November 3, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; A general view during a game between the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

LSU Tigers finish with No. 8 national average attendance


For the 14th consecutive year, the LSU Tigers finished inside the top 10 for football attendance with an average home crowd of 91,418 per game. This figure was good enough for fourth in the Southeastern Conference, trailing only Alabama Crimson Tide (101,505), Tennessee Volunteers (95,584) and Georgia Bulldogs (92,746).

Each of these three programs feature stadiums with a larger capacity than the 92,542 that LSU’s Tiger Stadium can seat. That number will approach the 100,000 mark with construction in the south end upper deck expected to be completed in time for the 2014 season.

The additional seats and suites in that part of the stadium should push LSU into the top three for SEC attendance in 2014 at least without the asterisk that the Texas A&M Aggies will have next to their attendance figures.

Kyle Field is undergoing construction and will have a seating capacity of 102,000 for the 2015 season, but in 2014 the temporary seating will grow to 109,000, according to kbpx.com.

The Michigan Wolverines led the country with an average of 111,592.

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