Penn State reported spring game attendance was the third-highest in the country for 2023.
Estimated attendance today at Penn State: 63,000.
— Sean Fitz (@SeanFitzOn3) April 15, 2023
The largest Spring Game Attendances over the last 2 weekends👇🏽
Ohio State: 75,122
Penn State: 68,000
South Carolina: 51,000
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) April 23, 2023
Penn State was second behind only Big 10 rival Ohio State and fellow Big Ten school Nebraska.
The highest-attended non-Big 10 spring game was Alabama at 58,710. Fellow SEC school Tennessee rounded out the top five at 58,473.
The most-talked about spring game took place in Boulder, Colorado. The Buffalos got an estimated 47,277 to watch the school’s first spring game since Deion Sanders took over as head coach, which almost a Folsom Field sellout. The 2022 spring game didn’t have quite as many people.
The difference in attendance for the Colorado spring game from 2022 to 2023 is insane😳
— PFF College (@PFF_College) April 22, 2023
The fans who came to Beaver Stadium on a Saturday that featured rain but was sunny and humid by the end of the game didn’t see much action. The Blue Team shutout the White Team, 10-0, and nobody scored in the second half. Nonetheless, fans got in for free— Ohio State charged $7, Colorado $10– and Penn State played the game in a traditional scrimmage as opposed to 2022, when coach James Franklin and co. decided to go to an “offense-defense” scoring system.
Now, with spring ball over, Penn State fans anxiously await the season opener against West Virginia Sept. 2 at Beaver Stadium. It’s all but confirmed that this game will take place under the lights on NBC. The bigger question is whether the game will be played under White Out conditions.
Fans are also awaiting where Penn State will be in the preseason rankings, which hold a little more weight than attendance. Franklin’s team finished No. 7 last year after an 11-2 campaigned that climaxed with a Rose Bowl win over Utah.