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Will Stewart 

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"VT has lost their rabid die hard fan base from the late 90’s / 2000s"

VT has lost their rabid die hard fan base from the late 90’s / 2000’s that supported the program win or lose

I would counter that no, Virginia Tech hasn't lost those fans. They have lost the fans who jumped on board because they were winning. By definition, they have lost the bandwagoneers, not the diehard rabid fan base.

In 1998, after years of winning, including two Big East titles and a Sugar Bowl, Virginia Tech still wasn't selling out every game. Here's game-by-game home attendance:

ECU: 48,134
Pitt: 50,057
Temple: 47,610
WVU: 52,807
Rutgers: 42,452 (!)
UVA: 53,207 (sellout)

VT proceeded to sell out for the next 60-some games, until the first game of the 2013 season -- the first game after the losing started. Once that awful 2012 season was in the books, the bandwagoners started bailing on the program.

But not all of them bailed. VT has averaged well over 49,044 fans (the 1998 average) ever since then. So some of the bandwagoners "stuck."

(In response to this post by RoanokieHokie04)

Posted: 02/11/2019 at 10:03AM


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Nebraska SOLD 86K spring game tickets @ $15 each -- RoanokieHokie04 02/11/2019 08:14AM
  Awesome fan base! They just love their team regardless ** -- HokieMark88 02/11/2019 10:11PM
  Or you can get..... -- kchokie 02/11/2019 10:34AM
  I would mind a voluntary suggested donation to charity. -- Atlee Hokie 02/11/2019 12:19PM
  Just makes sense - entering and exiting -- TomTurkey 02/11/2019 10:18AM
  $15 x 66K is almost $1M in found money -- RoanokieHokie04 02/11/2019 10:01AM
  They sold 80K of those in the first 36 hours, IIRC. ** -- reestuart 02/11/2019 09:54AM
  BTW....VT ranked #12 in 2018 Spring Game attendance.... -- CrystalCoveHokie 02/11/2019 09:38AM
  There are some differences. -- likehokies 02/11/2019 09:23AM
  3 things to do in NE.. -- capitals1 02/11/2019 08:55AM
  Or two weeks in Omaha in June -- hokiepro 02/11/2019 11:23AM
  I have done 2 -- Pylons 02/11/2019 11:16AM
  You have to go to a VFW for this. ** -- capitals1 02/11/2019 11:26AM
  Ah. Been to an Elks Club in NE, but not VFW ** -- Pylons 02/11/2019 11:27AM
  Thought you were going to say... -- EDGEMAN 02/11/2019 09:21AM
  You could say the same about all of SWVA ** -- RoanokieHokie04 02/11/2019 08:59AM
  Nah. Very few of us go to Husker games. ** -- Pylons 02/11/2019 11:16AM
  Surely there’s 66K people in SWVA that would go to a SG -- RoanokieHokie04 02/11/2019 09:26AM
  Brill is probably absolutely loving this..... -- 2hhoop3 02/11/2019 10:42AM
  Few people give a crap what the Roa times write -- 48tnhokie 02/11/2019 09:35AM
  Did the bird die? :) ** -- hokieshade 02/11/2019 11:10AM
  Ancient History, this is 2019, the dudes dead -- 48tnhokie 02/11/2019 10:30AM
  I can agree with that! ** -- RoanokieHokie04 02/11/2019 09:31AM
  No you can't. ** -- hoosnowahokie 02/11/2019 09:21AM
  Different demographics -- Mercury 02/11/2019 08:51AM
  You totally missed my point -- RoanokieHokie04 02/11/2019 08:43AM
  And that’s exactly the problem with this fan base -- RoanokieHokie04 02/11/2019 09:17AM
  Final thought -- RoanokieHokie04 02/11/2019 09:34AM
  Agree completely. -- Atlee Hokie 02/11/2019 12:15PM
  Had a good rant till you and your facts showed up :) -- RoanokieHokie04 02/11/2019 11:00AM
  Pretty much. -- Atlee Hokie 02/11/2019 12:30PM

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