Football outdrew basketball as recently as 2014. 2017 attendance was officially 2,300...which, as mentioned elsewhere, is a bogus number.
Drake has drawn over 7k for Grand View and (long ago) for San Diego. Would love to see that kind of turnout for this year's USD game.
Drake will always draw better for Iowa teams with fans that will biy tix. We had over 10k for UNI.
Bit we are not in UNI's weight class. And GV has no room for non-conference games. Morrningside would be a good draw.
Winning the league (outright) would help attendance. Also, losing games by 70 is a buzzkill.
Drake was getting pauchecks in the 70k range, last time I had good information. Could be slightly higher now from a ND State.