BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State can add another accolade to its resume’ in addition to the program’s first Sun Belt Football Championship. The Mountaineers led the Sun Belt attendance during the 2016 season with an average of 26,153 fans over six games.
App increased attendance from 2015 (21,459) by almost 5,000 fans per game and over 40,000 total fans for the season. The season average was higher than all of the Mid-American Conference, all but one school from Conference USA, and even one Power 5 program.
App State’s average mark (26,153 per game) led the Sun Belt by 3,453 fans per game and the overall attendance of 156,916 for 2016 is 23,000 more fans than Arkansas State (136,200), which was second in the league.
The Mountaineers captured the program’s first Sun Belt Conference Championship in 2016 and earned a berth in the 2016 Camellia Bowl. App State (9-3) faces Toledo (9-3) on Saturday, Dec. 17 in Montgomery, Ala. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN.
|2016 Sun Belt Football Attendance|
|New Mexico St.||5||47,725||9,545|