Bowl attendance declines for seventh consecutive season

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Twenty-five of the 40 college football bowl games this season saw a drop in attendance from the previous season, with 13 of those games suffering double-digit losses.

The attendance numbers were based on announced attendance provided by the bowls and compiled by the Sentinel.

The average attendance for bowl games this season was 40,508. That’s down from 41,718 in 2016-17, according to NCAA attendance figures.

It’s the seventh consecutive season during which there has been an overall decline in bowl attendance.

# The Miami Beach Bowl moved to Texas and was renamed the Frisco Bowl this season.

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