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There may be more empty seats at college football games than official numbers report

Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Aug 31, 2018
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That’s what data obtained by the Wall Street Journal’s senior sports reporter Rachel Bachman shows. According to numbers of ticket scans from the 2017 season, only 71 percent of the people reported in official attendance numbers actually showed up to the stadium. So why inflate the numbers? And what’s keeping fans watching from home?

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