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Re: Attendance Issues for UCLA
The heat was the main issue. There is very little shade in the stands at the rose bowl.
Add to that a less than spectacular opponent and lack of recent winning and voila!
UCLA football set a program low for single-game attendance at the Rose Bowl, with just 27,143 fans purchasing a ticket for the Bruins’ opener against Bowling Green. The previous low came on November 7, 1992, when 32,513 fans were in attendance for a 26-14 win over Oregon State. CBS’ Jeyarajah adds some context, though, noting UCLA’s fall quarter doesn’t begin until September 19 and pointing out the temperature of over 100 degrees likely kept some fans away