Canton Vs Columbus Attendance Numbers

Year		 2018	  2017	   2016	    2015

D I 		 8,927 - 12,711 - 13,690 - 11,036
D II 		16,213 -  7,235 -  6,750 - 11,168
D III 		 6,922 -  6,923 -  7,396 -  7,553
D IV 		 5,532 - 10,251 -  8,636 - 10,141
D V 		 6,002 -  9,588 -  5,954 -  7,200
D VI 		 4,380 -  8,062 -  6,270 -  7,034
D VII 		 4,414 -  6,542 -  6,725 -  7,957

Canton
2018 all seven state championship games was 52,390
2017 all seven state championship games was 61,312

Columbus
2016 all seven state championship games was 55,421
2015 all seven state championship games was 62,089

(12-2-18) – The 2018 OHSAA High School State title games saw an almost 9,000 drop in overall attendance from 2017. This year’s attendance was the lowest in the past four years and averaged just 7,494 a game. This despite starting off with a bang, when Canton area teams Akron Hoban and Massillon Washington in the D II game drew a whopping 16, 213 (highest in four years) or 31% of the overall attendance.

 

The rest of the six games saw an attendance drop, although the D III game was just down by one paid ticket. This is the first time in the last four years that the D I game was under 10,000 in attendance.

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The 2001 State Finals held in Canton and Massilon holds the record for overall attendance, that was with just six divisions competing, with an average of 10,944 a game. That year the D I game had 19,129 in attendance and the lowest attendance was the D V game with 7,420. The highest seven division overall attendance was 2015 which was played in Columbus with 62,089.

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