Louisiana Tech Football Sets Attendance Record in 2010
Dec. 7, 2010
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech recorded many notable marks during the 2010 season but among the most noteworthy included a new single-season record for attendance as 116,908 fans passed through the gates of Joe Aillet Stadium this fall.
The 116,908 mark is more than 8,700 more than the school's previous record of 108,121 set during the 2008 season.
"Our total attendance showed improvement this season," said Louisiana Tech athletics director Bruce Van De Velde. "Scheduling quality opponents that fans have an interest in seeing play like we did this season certainly helped build the excitement among our fan base. We must continue to be strategic with our opportunities for marketing and continue improving our game day atmosphere."
The 2010 season also marked the third consecutive season that Louisiana Tech has drawn 100,000 fans or more to Joe Aillet Stadium, the first time the school has achieved that feat.
Tech hosted six home games during the 2010 season with the Bulldogs renewing a regional rivalry with Southern Miss and hosted Navy, a nationally-recognized program. The Bulldogs hosted No. 14 Nevada in its final home game of the season, drawing over 18,000 fans as the Bulldogs challenged for bowl eligibility.
"There is nothing more critical for the success of Louisiana Tech athletics than building support from the region, alumni and fans," Van De Velde continued. "We need the residents in the area to participate in our program and our alumni and fan support must grow significantly in order to achieve the results everyone would like to see. Investing in Louisiana Tech athletics through purchasing tickets is an investment in the University and in this region of the state."
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