The national semifinals drew 79,444 AT&T Stadium, beating the previous record of 78,129 when Kentucky beat Michigan State in a regular-season game at Ford Field in Detroit on Dec. 13, 2003.
Organizers of New England’s largest fair, the Big E, say this year’s 17-day event smashed attendance records.
Amid high temperatures and heightened security, attendance appeared down Thursday at Boston’s Fourth of July celebration.
High school hallways are half-empty between classes. Some classrooms are nearly empty as about 60 teachers and 600 of the Hamilton-Wenham School District’s 1,976 students are absent.