Content Source: USATodayhss.com
By Cam Smith
By all accounts, the three days of state championship football played at Houston’s NRG Stadium were executed immaculately, with the facilities absolutely living up to the standards set by Arlington’s AT&T Stadium in years past. Yet, regardless of how well the games played out, the three-day football fiesta still fell far short of goals and expectations in another critical way: Far fewer people were there to see the games in person.
As reported by Texas football site The Old Coach, the combined attendance for three days and nine state title games at the home of the Houston Texans was 156,143. That’s nearly 100,000 fewer spectators than took in the same number of games at AT&T Stadium in 2014, and more than 50,000 fewer fans than each season from 2011 on, all of which held their games at the Dallas stadium.