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Should BYU fill LES with MTC Missionaries?

It’s no secret that BYU has failed to consistently fill Lavell Edwards Stadium and recently some fans have been coming up with creative ways to change that.

The announced attendance for BYU’s last home game against the USC Trojans was only 62,546. BYU failed to fill the stadium despite it being a nationally televised game in the afternoon against a Top 25 opponent.

As attendance has wained for the Cougars, some fans have thought of creative ideas to fill LES to capacity. Some have suggested a ‘standby’ line where fans could enter the game for free after a certain amount of time has passed in the game. Others have suggested decreasing the size of the ROC, BYU’s student section.

One of the more creative suggestions, however, came from Lisa Wilson, the mother of BYU QB Zach Wilson, who suggested that BYU allow missionaries from the nearby Missionary Training Center to attend BYU home games.

The suggestion caught the attention of Cougars Sports’ Ben Criddle, who discussed the possibility of missionaries attending BYU games with former BYU and NFL linebacker Cameron Jensen.


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