This is a issue across college football, you can claim that others schools don't have this issue and unless you've personally been to these games no one will believe you.
The real issue with fans not going to the game isn't cost. Before the game tickets were cheap (30-40 bucks) but the convenience of staying at home. With every game on TV now, what is the point of going to a game?
I can stay at home, drink all day, and enjoy myself rather than wake up early, fight traffic getting to stadium, sit in the heat all day, deal with drunk idiots at the stadium, and then fight traffic on way home while coming down from a buzz.
Alabama game will be a packed house because everyone wants to let their friends know they went to the game, and then other games (Furman for example) LSU fans will stay at home and watch it on SECTV or ESPN2 and enjoy their Saturday.
Since my thread is on page 2