Dec 2, 2011; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks fan Greg Womer holds tickets before the Pac-12 Championship game against the UCLA Bruins at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Trouble for Autzen Stadium Attendance Streak

The Oregon Ducks are in danger of ending their attendance streak that has been active since the 1999 season.

Ever since Oregon played the USC Trojans at Autzen Stadium in 1999, they have never played for anything less than a sellout crowd. This was even after they increased the size of Autzen Stadium from 41,698 to 54,000 capacity in 2002.

The Ducks will be playing seven games at Autzen Stadium in Eugene this upcoming season. Four of these seven home games will be against Pac-12 opponents and three will be against non-conference opponents.

However, the Pac-12 games are not the worry here. The worry comes with the non-conference games. The three non-conference opponents in which the Ducks will play this season at home are the Arkansas State Red Wolves, the Fresno State Bulldogs, and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles.

Two reasons why these games are the worry games are because of the distance in which the opponent’s fans need to travel and that this is the first time Oregon will play these non-conference teams.

Oregon’s attendance streak is the second best streak in all of NCAA Division I football with Nebraska being the only team with a better streak (318 consecutive sellouts).

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