TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M’s football program received some good some news to end the 2015 season, as the Rattlers finished 11th in the nation in average home attendance among the 125 NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision teams.
The Rattlers drew 60,240 fans for the four home games at venerable Bragg Memorial Stadium, good for a per-game average of 15,060.
Rattler Football’s 2015 numbers were a major improvement over their 2014 showing at the turnstiles in Bragg, when four games drew 48,188 fans, good for 12,047 per game average.
In 2015, FAMU finished second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) in average home crowds, behind South Carolina State (15,629), which drew 78,147 fans in five home games.
The 2015 Rattler home schedule was highlighted by the 18,020 fans for the Sept. 26 home opener against Tennessee State, the fifth-largest home opening crowd in Bragg, followed a month later by the homecoming game crowd of 22,678, which was the third largest homecoming draw in the past 10 years.
FAMU Athletic Director Milton Overton was elated at the news from the NCAA Statistics Service, saying: “These attendance numbers are evidence of the great passion and dedication our fans have for Rattler Football. This was a tremendous showing even with the team’s record, and we believe that bigger and better things are just ahead for our athletic program.”