by Michael Lowrey
46,423, with the wet weather obviously killing the walk-up crowd. That’s up only a hair from the attendance in 2013 (45,211 for Cincinnati – UNC) and 2014 (45,671 for Georgia – Louisville). N.C. State has previously drawn well in Charlotte — drawing about 58,000 in both their previous bowl appearance (2005, 2011) in Charlotte, so I’m pretty sure that Belk Bowl officials and Charlotte economic development types are a bit disappointed. Maybe the reality circa the mid 2010s is that the Belk Bowl is only good for a turnout of 45,000 or so, and not the 50,000+ that was the norm back in the aughts.