South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer is looking on all Gamecock followers to fill the stadium transferring ahead, turning into the most recent USC head coach to make the proclamation.

In the aftermath of USC’s 24-13 victory over Troy on Saturday, Beamer ended his postgame press convention with a message aimed toward season ticket holders.

South Carolina coach Shane Beamer watches team prepare for an NCAA college football game against Georgia on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Athens, Ga. (Joshua Boucher/The State via AP)

South Carolina coach Shane Beamer watches workforce put together for an NCAA school soccer recreation towards Georgia on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Athens, Ga. (Joshua Boucher/The State through AP)
(Joshua Boucher/The State through AP)

“I appreciate the fans that were there,” Beamer mentioned. “They were loud, and the Cockpit was rocking down there in the end zone. We appreciate those guys. Going forward if you’re a season-ticket holder or if you’re somebody that has tickets to a game and you’re not going to come, please get those tickets to somebody else.

“There’s a bunch of nice Gamecocks on the market that may like to be within the stadium. Let me know and we’ll put it on social media and get some tickets given away, as a result of we’ve obtained some nice followers and we’d like each single one among them on the market.”

Despite a capacity of 80,250 at Williams-Brice Stadium, Saturday’s game drew an underwhelming 60,686, one of the lowest marks in the past decade. Even the season opener, which saw USC trample Eastern Illinois 46-0, had just 64,868 paying customers. The issue is nothing new for USC, as former “ole ball coach” Steve Spurrier had his dealings with fans not showing up to games or leaving early during his tenure.

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 7: A cheerleader of South Carolina Gamecocks celebrates after a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 7: A cheerleader of South Carolina Gamecocks celebrates after a landing towards the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Take Spurrier’s remarks after a 48-10 victory over foe East Carolina on Sept. 8, 2012.

“I hope we’re not reverting back to the days when football wasn’t very important around here and the pregame party and the postgame party was more important than the game itself,” Spurrier mentioned. “I’m hoping the Gamecock fans will treat the game as the most important part of their Saturday football day. It didn’t appear that way yesterday.”

Spurrier redacted these feedback later, saying that he thinks college students ought to have the ability to keep during the sport.

“The students, I think they should stay,” Spurrier mentioned. “So they’re going to be up half the night or all the night anyway. So, students, sing the alma mater with us. But the other people, we appreciate you buying the ticket. I have to say that. You look at these stadiums all around the country, and they’re not packed like ours.

“I actually need to inform our followers hold shopping for the ticket and if you must depart on the finish of the third quarter, that’s OK. If you’ve obtained little children or one thing and also you need to beat the group, I can perceive that. I actually can.”

Oct 26, 2013; Columbia, MO, USA; The South Carolina Gamecocks mascot performs for the crowd during the second of the game against the Missouri Tigers half at Faurot Field. South Carolina won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 26, 2013; Columbia, MO, USA; The South Carolina Gamecocks mascot performs for the group in the course of the second of the sport towards the Missouri Tigers half at Faurot Field. South Carolina received 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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While Beamer and Spurrier have introduced the attendance points to gentle, it’s truthful to counsel that it has to do with the opponent in some circumstances. Troy is hardly a draw and it’s believable that many college students didn’t discover it mandatory to take a seat within the blistering, fall South Carolina warmth on a Saturday afternoon.

As for methods to get college students to the video games, USC has a loyalty system in place for its students. Students are given coupons after the sport that may be redeemed for loyalty factors. They can even earn factors to obtain free USC Under Armour gear.