And for this alum, games back on campus are much more enjoyable than those at Sh---- Stadium were. Tailgating, touring campus, the view from the College Drive grandstand, all far superior.We were typically averaging 6–7,000 in our last few years at the old stadium as well. But there were certainly individual games like W&M where we would sometimes draw much more.
Those bathrooms at City Stadium had a unique charm including the ‘wet’ and slippery floors.Brickhouse can’t duplicate.The urinals at City Stadium are being earmarked for the Smithsonian to be included in the newly created “Medieval America’’ gallery.My recollection is different. At City Stadium we drew more unaffiliated fans and I can recall many crowds exceeding Ribuns Stadiums capacity.
2009 we had a pretty substantial bump from that WM game, averaging 9,413, when we had 17.5 k at that one game vs WM. Not to mention we were defending national champs and had more following. That crowd was legit that size. IIRC we were cooking the numbers low at the time because we were trying to build the stadium on campus and didn't want the NIMBY's getting mad about having so many vehicles in their neighborhood. Remember looking at the crowd several times, then seeing the reported attendance and thinking it was smaller then what we said.My recollection is different. At City Stadium we drew more unaffiliated fans and I can recall many crowds exceeding Ribuns Stadiums capacity.