Campbell sets football attendance records in 2016


BUIES CREEK, N.C. – It was a record breaking season at Barker-Lane Stadium, with Campbell setting multiple attendance records.

The Camels averaged 5,523 fans per game, more than Barker-Lane Stadium's 5,500 seat capacity, far surpassing its previous record high of 4,928, set in 2014. CU also set a total attendance mark with 33,138 fans through the gates, breaking the 2014 mark of 29,567.

Barker-Lane Stadium's top two attendances in its nine year history came in 2016, including a record 6,673 on Oct. 22 against Stetson. 6,610 witnessed Campbell's overtime win over Butler on Sept. 24

Campbell was one of four FCS programs to average a sellout in 2016, averaging 100.42 capacity percentage, joined by Mercer (110.17), Montana State (100.73) and Montana (100.63).

Campbell ranked second in the PFL in average attendance, just behind Morehead State's 5,736 average and 34,415 total.