So far, after the New Orleans, Champs Sports, GMAC, Las Vegas, Ft. Worth, Hawaii, MPC Computers, Motor City, Independence, Insight, Houston, and Alamo Bowls, the lowest attendance so far (or the lowest attendance I could find) is 27,000. The best so far in attendance was last night's Alamo Bowl, with 65,000, followed by the Motor City Bowl with 52,000. There must be a lot that follow Toledo and UConn, or their is something in the water in Detroit that makes people come out to the Motor City Bowl. (Please note though, I still can not find the attendance on the GMAC Bowl).
27,000 as the lowest attendance is not spectacular, but in line with other years its not a backbreaking low attendance.
The real challenge comes tonight in the Silicon Valley Classic in which there is no regionally close team and both teams either haven't played in a bowl for a very long time (NIU), or they have never played in a bowl (Troy). If the Silicon Valley Classic gets at least 20,000 in the stands, I would say its a success given their isn't either a Pac 10, WAC or MWC team in it this year. Dekalb, IL is the closest to the San Jose, CA bowl, so their the regional team despite being 2,000 miles from bowl game. Lets root for a well-attended Silicon Valley Classic, shall we?