Tech’s home attendance average this past season was 36,625, 64th in FBS. Not including the 2020 season, when attendance was capped at 11,000 as a COVID-19 protocol, it was Tech’s lowest average since 1989, when stadium capacity was 43,719. Even the rebound led by then-interim coach Brent Key did not do much to bring in fans, as average attendance in the three home games after his installation was 31,753. In 2019, Collins’ first season, average home attendance was 44,599.
For the 2023 home schedule, a season-ending matchup Nov. 25 with two-time defending national champion Georgia has the most obvious appeal, followed by an Oct. 28 game against North Carolina. The remaining five may be tougher sells – Louisville, South Carolina State, Bowling Green, Boston College and Syracuse.
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