(12-2-22) The 2022 OHSAA State Football Championship attendance numbers remain flat from 2021. In 2022 the total attendance for all seven games was 38,530, just 390 less then 2021.

It looked like attendance numbers were going to increase after the Thursday and Friday games showed an increase…but the Saturday title games wiped out the early increase. The D VI and D VII title games were under 4,000, the lowest totals (not including the 2020 pandemic season) recorded in the chart below that starts in 2015.

The D III and D V title games had the largest increases from 2021.

The D II game, featuring two private schools, on Thursday night had a slight dip in attendance from 2021, from 5,440 to 5,120.

The Friday morning 10:30am D V game drew 6,393, an increase of 1,928 from 2021. Game 2 on Friday in D III was up from last year…7,790 to 6,430 and the D I game was up as well with 7,317 compared to 7,148 last year.

Saturday started out with a D VI State title game, attendance took a drop going from 5,205 in 2021 to 3,960 this year. The D VII game also took a drop from 2021 with 3,782 in attendance today, down from 4,617. The D I state final game was down from 2021 dropping from 5,615 to 4,168 tonight.

2022 OHSAA State Football Championship Attendance Numbers

Division II – Thursday, 7 p.m.

Attendance 5,120 — Akron Archbishop Hoban (14-1) vs. Toledo Central Catholic (14-1)

Division V – Friday, 10:30 a.m.

Attendance 6,393 — Ironton (15-0) vs. Canfield South Range (15-0)

Division III – Friday, 3 p.m.

Attendance 7,790 — Canfield (13-1) vs. Carroll Bloom-Carroll (14-1)

Division I – Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Attendance 7,317 — Lakewood St. Edward (14-1) vs. Springfield (13-1)

Division VI – Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

Attendance 3,960 — Marion Local (15-0) vs. Kirtland (15-0)

Division VII – Saturday, 3 p.m.

Attendance 3,782 — New Bremen (12-3) vs.Warren John F. Kennedy (13-1)

Division IV – Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Attendance 4,168 — Cincinnati Wyoming (15-0) vs. Cleveland Glenville (14-0)

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