I’m still sick at home where, wasting time on the internet, I was very nearly drawn into a Facebook conversation about why we have an approximately 70,000 seat football stadium. This did remind me of a possible alternative use for the space:
Rice Stadium hosted the Billy Graham Crusade from November 8 to November 15, 1981. Average nightly attendance for the week was 18,000.
Not to comment on how they determine crowd size at our football games, but that looks like 18,000 actual human beings.
Bonus: News flash! They’ve repainted the front desk at Fondren.