Posted this on the SECr yesterday but no one paid attention, so thought I would give it a try on the MSB
Pro-sports attendance in down across the board and yet CFB new system will expect fans to travel during the regular season and to several different sites for playoffs thus taking revenue away from the Universities and the cities/states that they are located in.
Take Alabama for example. What would the economic impact be for Tuscaloosa and Auburn if both were in the playoffs? According to this article from July 2012,
Alabama and Auburn had an estimated economic impact of 500 million in 2011. Why let the additional revenue of on-campus playoffs completely leave one of the poorest states in the country?
If the Universities were unwilling to advocate for on-campus playoffs, why didn’t the local and state governments intercede? Would you have supported their efforts if they had?