FOOTBALL ATTENDANCE LESS IN 1930 THAN 1929
Getohell's Report Shows 53,895 Drop in Net Attendance--Totals Accrued During Last Six Years
During the 1930 football season, the University football team played to a total attendance of 356,294 people, a total that is 53,895 less than last year.
This attendance record was made public by C. F. Getchell, General Manager of the Harvard Athletic Association, last. night. Much of the decrease was accounted for by the difference between the attendance of the Harvard-Michigan game at Ann Arbor in 1929 and the game in the Harvard Stadium in 1930. At Ann Arbor 86,000 people attended whereas only 48,090 were at the game this year in the Stadium. All of these records are based on the number of tickets issued for the games.
Harvard and Yale played before a crowd of 74,786 people in the Yale Bowl. At the Army game there were 57,986 people, and for the Dartmouth game 57,925 tickets were issued. The actual attendance at that game was doubtless far below that number because of the rain.
During the season, 48,190 persons saw the games on season tickets and H. A. A. books. There were 282,779 reserved seats and 4,857 admissions. For the two opening games, with Vermont and Springfield, 12,924 complementary tickets were given out to Boys' Clubs. Ushers, ticket takers, photographers, and reporters accounted for 7,544 of the total attendance.