SAN ANTONIO - The new guys in town already seem to have a sizable following.
The San Antonio Commanders hosted one of the very first Alliance of American Football games Saturday, with almost 28,000 fans to watch in person.
According to reports, the Alamodome had 27,857 fans crowded into the first two sections.
The Alamodome fits 64,000 normally, but the top section was blocked off for the first Commanders game. Regardless, having close to 28,000 in an opening game of a new league is not something to laugh at.
The number of fans who poured into the stadium showed up the rest of the AAF, as Orlando was the closest with 20,191 fans.
As a league, attendance averaged out to about 19,209.