Foursquare Wars: SEC football stadiums

Fans of SEC football teams love to tout their team’s rankings – from numbers of titles won to recruiting class rankings to seating capacity and on and on. So here’s something else to chew on and watch over time: Foursquare popularity of SEC football stadiums.

And since the spring is a preview of the fall, checking in on check-ins now will serve as a good base to see how the stadium “venues” draw Foursquare users come football season. As of today (April 17, 2010), we find:

- Florida’s Ben Hill Griffith Stadium blowing the rest of the schools away in terms of total check-ins with 268. South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium comes in second with 179. Bringing up the rear are Mississippi State’s Davis-Wade Stadium with just four total check-ins to date. Kentucky’s Commonwealth Stadium and Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium have both drawn only eight check-ins so far.

- Oddly, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee have all had 47 unique visitors to their stadiums to lead the conference. The three people who have bothered to check in at Davis-Wade in Starkville also represents the SEC cellar.

- The first SEC stadium to be set up as a Foursquare venue (at least as they currently exist) was Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium, which came aboard more than 100,000 venues before any of the others. Apparently somebody with a love of SEC stadiums went on a venue-creating tear at one point, with nine of the 12 stadiums being created at pretty much the same time. The newest venue is Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium, which came on 200,000 venues after the flurry of stadium creation.

The full rundown of venue links and stats:

Alabama: Bryant-Denny Stadium
75 Check-ins
39 Unique Visitors

Auburn: Jordan-Hare Stadium
73 Check-ins
17 Unique Visitors

Arkansas: Razorback Stadium
16 Check-ins
9 Unique Visitors

Florida: Ben Hill Griffith Stadium
268 Check-ins
47 Unique Visitors

Georgia: Sanford Stadium
61 Check-ins
47 Unique Visitors

Kentucky: Commonwealth Stadium
8 Check-ins
4 Unique Visitors

LSU: Tiger Stadium
62 Check-ins
41 Unique Visitors

Ole Miss: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
8 Check-ins
7 Unique Visitors

Mississippi State: Davis Wade Stadium
4 Check-ins
3 Unique Visitors

South Carolina: Williams-Brice Stadium
179 Check-ins
31 Unique Visitors

Tennessee: Neyland Stadium
54 Check-ins
47 Unique Visitors

Vanderbilt Stadium
16 Check-ins
11 Unique Visitors

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