NIU Football Attendance Numbers

Here are the top-30 attendance numbers at Huskie Stadium since 1995

Rank Opponent Attendance Date Notes
1 Western Michigan 28,221 10/18/2003 Homecoming, #12 in AP, Entered 6-0
2 Iowa State 28,218 9/27/2003 #20 in AP, Entered 3-0 after win @ #21 Alabama
3 Southern Illinois 28,071 9/11/2004 Home opener after 10-2 season
4 #15 Maryland 28,018 8/28/2003 Home opener after 8-4 season
5 Toledo 27,719 11/9/2004 Entered 6-0 in MAC
6 Eastern Michigan 27,641 10/15/2005 Homecoming, Entered 2-3 after 38-24 Miami win
7 Central Michigan 27,385 10/16/2004 Homecoming, Entered 4-0 in MAC
8 Temple 27,039 10/21/2006 Homecoming, Entered 4-3 after 14-16 WMU loss
9 #21 Kansas State 26,873 9/6/1997 Home opener, Novak's 2nd season
10 Akron 26,266 10/2/2004 Entered 2-2 after 34-17 BG win
11 Tennessee Tech 26,123 9/17/2005 Home opener after 9-3 season
12 #20 Bowling Green 25,822 11/9/2002 Entered 5-0 in MAC
13 Bowling Green 25,819 9/24/2004 Revenge game from 2003 loss
14 Illinois State 24,682 9/9/2000 Home opener after 5-6 season
15 Southern Illinois 24,182 9/8/2007 Home opener after 7-6 season
16 Ball State 24,121 11/1/2003 #21 in AP, Entered 5-0 in MAC
17 Western Illinois 23,598 9/21/2002 Entered 1-2 after 21-24 Wisconsin loss
18 Western Michigan 23,057 10/13/2007 Homecoming, Entered 1-5
19 Louisville 22,357 9/9/1995 Home opener
20 Toledo 22,092 10/18/2008 Homecoming, Entered 3-3 after 17-13 Miami win
21 Ohio 21,736 10/4/2003 #17 in AP, Entered 4-0 after 24-16 Iowa St win
22 Western Illinois 21,427 9/12/2009 Home opener after 6-7 season
23 Western Illinois 21,370 9/7/1996 Home opener, Novak's 1st season
24 Bufalo 21,117 9/16/2006 Entered 0-1 after painful 23-35 Ohio loss
25 Indiana State 20,936 9/20/2008 Home opener after 2-10 season, Kill's 1st year
26 Western Michigan
20,277
10/15/2011
Homecoming, Entered 3-3
27 Central Michigan 20,186 10/19/2002 Homecoming, Entered 3-0 in MAC
28 Eastern Illinois 20,184 9/19/1998 Home opener after 0-11 season
29 Toledo 20,154 11/23/2002 Entered 7-0 in MAC, for West title
30 Miami OH 20,023 10/5/2005 Entered 1-3 after 42-48 Akron loss
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