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 width=The University of Illinois is setting up a council of fans to provide feedback on the game-day experience as it plans for next football season.

The university said in a news release Wednesday that it's looking for fan input from a group it will choose. Council members will need to be season-ticket holders in football, volleyball or men's or women's basketball. Interested applicants can apply through the school's sports website, fightingillini.com.

Athletic director Mike Thomas said the group is intended to help the school improve the game-day experience.

Attendance has dropped at Illinois football games from an average of 61,707 a game in 2008 to an announced average of 41,549 this season.

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