This may be a dumb question but how exactly is attendance counted? By tickets purchased or people there? For example I have 4 season tickets but live out of state. For some games they get used and some they do not. If no one uses my tickets is that 4 less in terms of attendance numbers?
As well, is reported attendance done the same among teams? Looking at Dayton's reported attendance from last year I have a hard time imaging they had packed houses for these games:
-Wednesday Nov 17th vs Lipscomb 13,407 attendance (coming off their L vs Umass Lowell)
-Saturday Nov 20th vs Austin Peay 13,407 attendance (coming off 2 straight L's and students possibly at home for thanksgiving break)
-Tuesday Dec 21st vs Southern 13,407 attendance (students home for winter break)
-Tuesday Jan 25 vs Fordham 13,407 attendance
-Wed Feb 9th vs Duquesne 13,407 attendance
I've been to a few games at Dayton and it was a good crowd but not every seat was filled. What happens when students are home for break? I imagine they have a lot of season tickets sold but doubt they all show up for all of those games I listed. Maybe I'm just underestimating their fan turnout but it just seems almost unbelievable. (maybe I'm just jealous haha)