Last Friday, heavy rain and winds pelted the fans who made it to Bobby Dodd Stadium. No official attendance was given, but my estimate was about 1,500. It was pretty miserable. Last year, it was about 5,000 on a particularly cool night and while the rain held off, the threat of it forced the cancellation of pregame activities and presumably kept fans away.
However, in 2012, the first year of the Friday night spring game, attendance was about 18,000 when conditions were ideal. It’s possible that the Friday night strategy has run its course, but I’d think it would be worth testing that theory against a pleasant evening and not a monsoon.