This is an interesting development: USC’s official attendance for Saturday’s basketball game was 7,622. This seems . . . accurate.
Capacity for the Galen Center is 10,258 but both sides of the upper deck had plenty of empty seats.
The attendance figure is surprising because normally USC football attendances are inflated by at least 10,000.
Some of these empty seats could have been reserved for students that never showed up because in past years the overflow students would be sent in this area for big games. It’s hard to believe that many people bought tickets and didn’t show.