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Pac-12 Football Stadium Rankings

By Paul Swaney -- January 02, 2013 1:23 PM EST


The Pac-12 has been relatively quiet when it comes to conference realignment since they added Utah and Colorado. That's god news for us, as we can say hat we have visited and rated each venue in the conference. Here are our rankings for the best football stadium experiences in the Pac-12.

  1. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - Home of the USC Trojans

    The stadium has been affectionately nicknamed "The Grand Old Lady" due to its prestige and age. The Coliseum has been named one of the 40 best venues to experience college football by the Sporting News. With a capacity of over 93,000, there's ample opportunity for any fan to take in a game at this historic venue.

  2. Folsom Field - Home of the Colorado Buffaloes

    Though much has changed at Folsom Field throughout the years, the passion of CU fans remains strong today whether cheering on the Buffaloes as members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Mountain States Conference, the Big 7, 8, and 12 Conferences, or the current membership in the Pac-12.

  3. Autzen Stadium - Home of the Oregon Ducks

    Since its opening in 1967 Autzen Stadium has become one of college football’s most historic and beloved venues in the game. The team has risen to unparalleled success, and the Oregon fan base is one of the strongest in the country. In 2011, Oregon led the NCAA in Stadium capacity attendance percentage at 110% capacity.

  4. Rose Bowl - Home of the UCLA Bruins

    The Rose Bowl offers a pile full of atmosphere in itself and the Bruin fans do truly make it a special experience. The stadium bowl offers seating for over 90,000 fans and any time you are grouped with so much energy in one place, you are sure to get some goose bumps. The Bruin fans do a great job of keeping things interesting, namely when they perform the "8 Clap." This cheer consists of 8 consecutive claps, lifting your right hand and shouting "U," followed by 3 claps, lifting the left hand and shouting "C," followed by 3 claps, then alternating hands and doing the same for the "L" and the "A." Then quickly they chant "U-C-L-A" while rotating hands and "Fight! Fight! Fight!"

  5. Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium - Home of the Washington Huskies

    It is hard to find a place where you can watch a football game, and sightsee while you're at it. In Washington, Husky Stadium does just that. With views of the Cascade Mountains reflected in the pristine Lake Washington, UW is home to one of the most picturesque stadiums in the country.

  6. Stanford Stadium - Home of the Stanford Cardinal

    Stanford Stadium now features a two tier seating structure with luxury boxes along one of the sidelines. Seating has filled the space where a track would have been in the old stadium, creating a closer view and more intimate environment. Surrounded by the gargantuan redwoods of the Stanford campus, there may not be a more beautiful scene in which to tailgate.

  7. Rice-Eccles Stadium - Home of the Utah Utes

    Not many venues in the United States can claim the title of “Olympic Stadium.” One member of that exclusive club is Rice-Eccles Stadium, home of Utah Utes football, which hosted the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The Utes have played on the site where RES sits since 1927, when the space was called “Ute Stadium.” The space opened under its current name in 1998 after a massive off-season renovation in preparation for the Olympics.

  8. Memorial Stadium - Home of the California Golden Bears

    As part of the renovation, Memorial Stadium reduced its capacity to 63,186 from 71,799. The capacity reduction was only a bi-product of what were necessary renovations. Memorial Stadium lies along the very active Hayward Fault and was causing the old stadium’s foundation to “slip” millimeters, year after year. The renovation allows for this slippage while keeping the seating area safe from collapse.

  9. Sun Devil Stadium - Home of the Arizona State Sun Devils

    Built in between the Tempe Buttes, Sun Devil Stadium, Frank Kush Field is the perfect setting for college football in the Valley of the Sun. Surrounded by desert landscape as well as the Tempe Town Lakes, and located in the heart of a booming entertainment district, it has a very unique look and feel. Built in 1958, it originally had a capacity of 30,000. Now after several expansions, the stadium holds 71,706.

  10. Martin Stadium - Home of the Washington State Cougars

    When the stadium is empty it is not the most aesthetically pleasing venue. The metal bleachers wrap around in an aluminum haze, giving an institutional feel. When full, or at least populated with a normal crowd, it becomes electric.

  11. Reser Stadium - Home of the Oregon State Beavers

    Reser Stadium is one of the most underrated home field advantages in all of FBS college football. The Oregon State student section wraps close to the field to bring the noise level close to the action. The fans show up early ready to go and bring the same energy all game long. They bring signs and show that true unique college spirit.

  12. Arizona Stadium - Home of the Arizona Wildcats

    The Arizona football tradition has never been a strong one, always being no higher than third on the popularity list behind the men’s basketball and softball at the university. The football team has still never been to a Rose Bowl, making them the only Pac-10 member to never have made an appearance (Utah and Colorado are the other Pac-12 members to have never made an appearance).


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