The Big West champion had formerly gone to the Las Vegas Bowl, but the now only 6 team conference wasn't much of a seat filler.
A seat filler is a person who fills in an empty seat during an event.
In the Seinfeld episode "The Summer of George", Kramer works as a seat filler at the Tony Awards.
The seat filler before me was sweaty ... so my chair was wet.
Icky, sweaty seat filler!
"The seat fillers seemed to do a better job in previous years," Mr. Mechanic said.
"Of course I'm talking about the seat fillers."
Is it a celebrity row that is on the verge of needing the cast and crew of "The Love Boat" as seat fillers?
She played Jhnelle, a pop star who falls for an awards-show seat filler whom she mistakes for a high-profile entertainment attorney.
He takes a job as a seat filler at a big awards function where he meets a famous singer (Kelly Rowland).