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FSU Basketball Attendance near the Bottom of the ACC

The NCAA has released attendance numbers for the 2013-2014 season, revealing that Florida State Seminoles’ games draw some of the fewest fans in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The list, which shows the top 100 schools’ attendance averages, has the ‘Noles at 82nd nationally with an average home attendance of 6,285.

That ranks FSU 12th in the basketball-crazy ACC (out of 15 schools). Only Miami, Virginia Tech, and Boston College fill fewer seats at home. Many cite the subpar conditions at the Tucker Center as a culprit, and there should be an uptick in attendance this season, as renovations are currently underway in “The Tuck,” including all-garnet seats, Jumbotrons in each corner, as well as new video boards on all four sides of the center scoreboard and new ribbon boards, per Noles247.

But with a capacity of 12,100, there are simply far too many empty seats, given the competitive squad Florida State fields on an annual basis. FSU made it to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen in 2011 and followed that up with an ACC Tournament Championship in 2012.

The ACC schools making the top 100 are included in the table below.

National Rank
Approximate Average Attendance
North Carolina418K
NC State2512.6K
Wake Forest479K
Notre Dame558.3K
Georgia Tech756.5K
Florida State826.3K

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