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Posted February 14. 2018 11:55AM

College football heads in wrong direction with largest attendance drop in 34 years

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UNH, the nation's costliest public university, spent $1 million from the bequest of a longtime librarian on a high-definition video scoreboard at its new football stadium. (MARK BOLTON/UNION LEADER FILE)

Attendance among the 129 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams in 2017 was down an average of 1,409 fans per game from 2016. That marked the largest drop since 1983 when average attendance declined 1,527 fans per game from 1982.