FAYETTEVILLE – With the national spotlight shining down on Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium last weekend, Arkansas football fans were loud and proud; and attended in record numbers. For the Arkansas-Alabama football game, a new school record was set for attendance at a home football game with 76,808 fans present. The University of Arkansas thanked its fans Thursday in a half-page advertisement in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
The full-color ad, appearing in the sports section of the statewide edition, thanks Razorback fans for their support, reading: "To our University of Arkansas students and all Razorback fans, thank you for your passionate support and making the game atmosphere at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium something truly special last weekend.
"We look forward to having you back ‘Calling the Hogs’ in support of the Razorbacks throughout the remainder of the season. We are proud to represent each of you and all Arkansans everywhere. The Razorbacks will always compete proudly for our fans and for our state!"
The record-breaking attendance bests the previous Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium high of 76,728 set on Nov. 11, 2006 vs. Tennessee. The 76,808 total is the third time in Arkansas history more than 76,000 fans attended a game inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.