College football fans were revved up to see their favorite team back in action and it showed in the form of the increase in viewership.
ESPN shared that Alabama’s A-Day spring game garnered a total of 547,000 viewers last Saturday. It was the most viewed spring game broadcast on ESPN since 2016 and was the third-highest viewed since 2010.
Saturday's @AlabamaFTBL A-Day Spring Game averaged 547,000 viewers
The most-viewed college football spring game on ESPN networks since 2016 – & the third-best since 2010 pic.twitter.com/udVyKTbrj1
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) April 21, 2021
Along with the eyeballs taking in the game from home, Bryant-Denny Stadium was also able to allow 50% of its normal capacity to watch the Crimson Tide. Alabama reported that it had over 47,000 fans in attendance for the game which made it the biggest live sports event gathering since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alabama plans to be operating at full capacity when the fall sports season arrives.
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77