Fans hope ACC leads to bigger crowds

Fans hope ACC leads to bigger crowds

Fans hope ACC leads to bigger crowds

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by Alex Schuman

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 11:53 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – You could see red in every direction in Fourth Street Live! Tuesday night.

U of L held their formal celebration with fans on the same day they were formally brought into the Atlantic Coast Conference.

“I’m a season ticket holder, and now I’m a lifetime season ticket holder,” Don McGlasson said.

Louisville athletes will now share a conference with more competitive teams, which could draw larger crowds.  According to ESPN, the ACC boasts the most television households and the largest population of any other conference.  The larger audience would likely lead to more regular exposure for the U of L, city, and our venues to people in the East and South.

“As long as we put a good, competing team out there,” McGlasson said.  “I expect sellouts through the whole year.”

U of L football sold out its luxury suites this season for the first time ever.

“I’m not naïve enough to think that we’re gonna go in and win handfuls and handfuls of championships,” said U of L Athletic Director Tom Jurich.  “Although [winning] is gonna be our goal.”

Fans know the conference will be tougher.  McGlasson hopes the excitement of better competition does not wear off if Louisville does not get as many wins this year.

“Keep supporting the team,” he said.  “I don’t want to see a sellout in September and nobody showing up in November.”
 

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