Since I decided to wrap up the previous 2012 college soccer attendance thread (AKA the 2011 college soccer attendance thread) I figured it would be a good time to start a new one that actually discussed the 2012 attendance since the first game of the season will start later today. Here are some of the scheduled games - weather permitting- that have a shot to get 7K: UCLA at Maryland 8/31 Kentucky at Louisville 9/14 UCLA at UCSB 9/21 fox Virginia Tech at Maryland 9/21 UC Irvine at UCSB 9/28 Virginia at Maryland 10/5 fox St Johns at Louisville 10/13 fox North Carolina at Maryland 10/19 Cal Poly at UCSB 10/19 fox Stanford at UCSB 10/26 UCSB at Cal Poly 11/3 Clemson at South Carolina should be good for 6K but I'm not sure SC can fit in 7K. Also Creighton and Akron should have several games each good for at least 5K. Am I missing any? Also last year the top 50 total attendance leader totaled 824,036. Given that the top 7 programs which drove the total are all expected to do well again this year and thus get a lot of home conference and NCAA playoff games, I think there is a reasonable shot of exceeding that number this year. As usual, a lot depends on the weather. If you get some windy, cold, wet weather on the wrong weekend nights then 2011 will be out of reach. But if the weather cooperates, I think it could be an even better year.