WPR News
9:52 am
Thu August 5, 2004

U-W Under Gun To Improve Football Attendance

Laramie, WY – N-C-A-A rules will require that the University of Wyoming football team average 15-thousand fans per home game starting this season. If not, U-W could lose its Division One football status, which in turn could mean the University would have to leave the Mountain West Conference. Athletic Director Gary Barta admits it's a concern, but he has started a campaign to try to average 20 thousand fans per game. Barta says the first objective is obvious: a winning team. But he's working to make sure War Memorial Stadium is the place to be on Saturdays. Barta notes the concessions and restrooms in the stadium are horrible and upgrades to those areas are included in the strategic plan.