Average Home Attendance

MASONscott

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According to espn attendance numbers, there were about 500 more people at the vcu game than were there Saturday for the game with SLU. My impression, from section 102, was that many "new" people were Mason fans. While there was a fair number of folks in vcu gear, there weren't hordes of them and, although they cheered for their team, they weren't particularly obnoxious.
Agree. They did bus fans up and certainly had a presence.

However, I've been a season ticket holder for nearly two decades, and I thought this was the least amount of vcu fans at the Patriot Ctr/EBA in that timeframe.
 

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Agree. They did bus fans up and certainly had a presence.

However, I've been a season ticket holder for nearly two decades, and I thought this was the least amount of vcu fans at the Patriot Ctr/EBA in that timeframe.
It certainly didn't seem like there was as many vcu fans in attendance from TV. Between the weather and their mediocre year, I suspect folks have stopped showing up for them a bit. This is not the invasion that we used to have in circa 2015.
 

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Agree. They did bus fans up and certainly had a presence.

However, I've been a season ticket holder for nearly two decades, and I thought this was the least amount of vcu fans at the Patriot Ctr/EBA in that timeframe.
I agree with this. They had a noticeable presence, but nothing like some past years.
 
Definitely not the usual number of slugs up from Richmond at this game. That said, how the heck did they manage to take over half the student seats next to the band? We definitely should not have them piled up anywhere near where the TV can see them. One of the little pr$#$ stood in the portal behind our seats and was telling his buddy "Let's scream like crazy if they score here" towards the end of the game. Right after I was commenting to the wife "at least they aren't all over creaming like usual". Thank God they missed, and we rebounded.
 

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My buddy from vcu made the trip up and sat over behind their bench.... he got his tickets from Zeb Jackson's allotment. I talked to him after the game when it cleared out and he had a good time and respected our environment.. was his first time up in years. The vcu fans who sat over by the band were some of the Peppas band. Doc Nix is friends with their band leader who is back. They took a bus or van up with some of their band and Doc gave them tickets over by our band.

What probably no one else saw after the game was all the Peppas band and their band director walked down to the court and cheered and sang along with our band while they played some songs. Was actually pretty cool to see.

Yes... we all hate vcu but their is some respect for us from their fanbase and their band.
 

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Doc Nix is friends with their band leader who is back. They took a bus or van up with some of their band and Doc gave them tickets over by our band.

What probably no one else saw after the game was all the Peppas band and their band director walked down to the court and cheered and sang along with our band while they played some songs. Was actually pretty cool to see.

Yes... we all hate vcu but their is some respect for us from their fanbase and their band.
It’s true. The mutual respect between the bands goes back years, to the point that the music frat brothers from both bands hang out when the Peppas and the Green Machine are together.
 

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My buddy from vcu made the trip up and sat over behind their bench.... he got his tickets from Zeb Jackson's allotment. I talked to him after the game when it cleared out and he had a good time and respected our environment.. was his first time up in years. The vcu fans who sat over by the band were some of the Peppas band. Doc Nix is friends with their band leader who is back. They took a bus or van up with some of their band and Doc gave them tickets over by our band.

What probably no one else saw after the game was all the Peppas band and their band director walked down to the court and cheered and sang along with our band while they played some songs. Was actually pretty cool to see.

Yes... we all hate vcu but their is some respect for us from their fanbase and their band.
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Old Man

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It’s true. The mutual respect between the bands goes back years, to the point that the music frat brothers from both bands hang out when the Peppas and the Green Machine are together.
For those that are relatively new to the boards, back in the day ...

Every year during the CAA tournament at the Big Brown Turd, aka The Richmond Coliseum, there use to be a "Battle of the Pep Bands" which feature the Green Machine, the Peppas, and whichever other pep bands wanted to participate. Pretty cool.
 

MasonByMarriage

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Same as lots of others have said - definitely far less of their fans in the arena this time around. I had two in front of me but usually have a ton over my shoulder in 117, so I was glad to not have to listen to them. One thing I will say - it's been a long time since I've actually seen so much of the arena get on their feet late in the game. Even with the limited attendance (and honestly, it WAS a Tuesday on a crappy weather evening) the energy in the arena has been getting better. Baby steps...
 

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4600 for the game yesterday. Hoping for about 6500 for Homecoming. Or higher.
 
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