It’s been a tough week for LA college teams attempting to draw fans.
Earlier in the day we saw USC having to close completely sections because fans weren’t filling them up.
The UCLA Bruins went on to open their 2022 season with a win but unfortunately no one was there to see it.
According to the LA Times’ Ben Bolch, UCLA’s Week 1 game vs. Bowling Green drew a record-low crowd at the Rose Bowl with only 27,143.
Pictures and videos paint how bad the attendance was for UCLA on Saturday.
New record low attendance at Rose Bowl: 27,143.
— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) September 3, 2022
That’s got to include 20,000 season ticket holders who didn’t show up pic.twitter.com/eanX50ji1v
— Ed Espinoza (@EdEspinoza) September 3, 2022
UCLA should not be allowed to join the Big 10 pic.twitter.com/w9tqlKyI3O
— Husker Wave (@HuskerWave) September 3, 2022
Can UCLA please use some of that B1G money to pay fans to attend games?
I know the Rose Bowl is really far from campus but this is just an abomination. pic.twitter.com/LpoWplKWR7
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) September 3, 2022
It is worth noting that fans were facing 100-degree heat and probably opted to stay home instead of suffer sitting through a game.