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From the Fringe: Wish more fans would show up, but small playoff crowds have always been electric in Missoula


Last updated 11/25/2022 at 9:18am

Montana Grizzlies

Fans watch a sold-out night game last fall at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula. Night games are very popular in Missoula, but Saturday's FCS playoff game against Southeast Missouri State figures to draw a very small crowd due to Thanksgiving weekend and many other factors.

I like big crowds at playoff games in Missoula. Some of the most exciting live sporting events I've ever been apart of have come inside Washington-Grizzly Stadium, dating all the way back to when the FCS was still Division 1-AA.

The big crowds part, I'm going to be disappointed come Saturday night when the Grizzlies host Southeast Missouri State in the first round of the FCS playoffs. Thanksgiving weekend alone assures attendance will below and, but then you add a fan base who's mad at Montana for getting crushed in Cat-Griz last week, a small minority of Griz Nation (stupidly) protesting...

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