Consider the following:
— The Naval Academy is a small, undergraduate-only school of about 4000 students that only puts out about 900-1000 graduates every year.
— While the average state school dumps thousands of graduates into its region each year, Naval Academy graduates are immediately sent away from Annapolis and cast to all corners of the country, and even the world.
— Within a 45-minute drive of Annapolis, you have:
- Two NFL Franchises
- Two Major League Baseball franchises
- A large, BCS-conference state school
- an NBA franchise
- an NHL franchise
…all of which have seasons that at least partially overlap with Navy football season.
Considering all that, it’s amazing that Navy has topped 23,000 season ticket sales, breaking its record for the fourth straight year. Winning is good!