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Top 100 Stadium Experiences of 2014

By Paul Swaney -- January 08, 2015 9:04 AM EST


For the fourth consecutive season, we are very pleased to present our ranking of the 100 best stadium experiences of 2014. The correspondents of Stadium Journey have now reviewed more than 2,050 venues, and we continue to make return visits to update our information and assessments for you the fan. Our ratings take into account the food & beverage served in the stadium, the overall atmosphere, the neighborhood where the stadium is located, the fans, access (which includes traffic, parking, ability to move around, and restrooms), the overall return on investment, and one final “extras” category. We use the ratings of our correspondents as our primary ranking tool, with the ratings of our members as a tiebreaker. For the full review, just click on any of the stadium names listed below. Enjoy the Journey in 2015!

  1. Oriole Park at Camden Yards - Home of the Baltimore Orioles

    We gave out our first perfect score in our five year history in 2014, Baltimore’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards. A playoff run in 2014 only helped the overall atmosphere. An Orioles game should be tops on your list of stadiums to visit in 2015.

  2. Amsoil Arena - Home of the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs

    Amsoil Arena was designed to take the history of hockey in Duluth and capture it all in one place, and capture it, they did. What really helps to set Amsoil Arena apart from the rest is the attention to detail throughout the arena - from all of the local touches, including wood benches made out of wood from a salvaged grain elevator across the bay, to the murals, and the quotations of prominent local public figures painted along the walls of the concourses. Amsoil Arena is part museum, part hockey arena.

  3. Daytona International Speedway - Home of the Daytona 500

    In the 50+ years since the racetrack opened, Daytona has become one of the premiere venues in sports.Think about it: the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup, college football title game, and Final Four all bounce around to different venues. But every February, racing’s biggest event is held right here at the Daytona International Speedway.

  4. PNC Park - Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates

    Located on the banks of the Allegheny River, PNC Park has long been the forgotten gem of not only Pittsburgh, but Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh fans were tired of seeing a losing team year after year especially given the amount of success the Penguins and Steelers have had. The city's thriving college crowd found no interest in going to Pirates games, which is understandable considering the fact that the last winning team Pittsburgh fielded was when most of them were infants.

    All of that changed in 2013 when PNC Park saw its first winning team since its construction. With the Pirates finally relevant, fans from around the country started paying more attention to the team as they got more and more games on national television. But one of the biggest takeaways from those nationally televised games had nothing to do with the team and everything to do with their beautiful home field.

  5. Busch Stadium - Home of the St. Louis Cardinals

    Ballpark Village opened for the 2014 season around Busch Stadium, just beyond the left field perimeter. It is a remarkable addition to an already popular locale. With multiple venues and public areas to gather, this area is just as popular on days when the Cardinals are playing away from home as they are when they host an opponent.

    But what really makes a trip to Busch Stadium special are the fans. Magical is the best way to describe the atmosphere as provided by Cardinal Nation, as these are some of the most knowledgeable and attentive fans in all of sports.

  6. Compton Family Ice Arena - Home of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    When you think of Notre Dame, you probably think of football. As well you should. Notre Dame is one of those historic programs with an absolutely historic home in Notre Dame Stadium.

    However, Notre Dame hockey is not without its tradition. The founder of the program, as well as the first head coach, was Charles "Lefty" Smith. Smith guided the program into NCAA Division I play in 1968. Smith sadly passed away in early January 2012, but not before the university decided to honor him by naming the ice at Compton Family Ice Arena, Lefty Smith Rink.

    The program has never won an NCAA championship in hockey, but appearances in the Frozen Four in 2008 and 2011 have raised expectations in South Bend. The new ice and the new $50 million facility are both immaculate, and you can certainly add a trip to Compton Family Ice Arena to your must see list if you are a fan of college hockey. In fact, it may very well be possible to see a football game at Notre Dame Stadium as well as a hockey game in the same day. Check the schedules carefully in October and November.

  7. Indian Wells Tennis Garden - Home of the BNP Paribas Open

    The four major tournaments probably come to mind when you think of your bucket list for tennis, but each March the BNP Paribas Open puts on an event not to be missed. Smell the lemon trees, go to the top of the stands to get the best views of the desert, get autographs at the soccer field and practice courts, watch a match in every stadium court for a different atmosphere, and shop the boutiques and exhibits. There is plenty to love in Indian Wells, California.

  8. Xcel Energy Center - Home of the Minnesota Wild

    Our pick for best arena experience in the NHL, the Xcel Energy Center has everything you could hope for in an NHL experience. You get to enjoy the game with friendly people surrounding you that are knowledgeable about the team and the game, you get to enjoy a varied selection of terrific food as well and really, what’s better than watching a hockey game with good friends and good food? And that’s exactly what you do every time you go to the Xcel Energy Center.

  9. Founders Park - Home of the South Carolina Gamecocks

    Some places just do college baseball better. Before you walk through the gates and are greeted by two national championship trophies, you’ll be greeted by tailgaters, boiled peanuts, cold beer and general excitement. Baseball season at Carolina Stadium in Columbia, SC is second only to football season. And even that is debatable, depending on who you ask.

    Always a strong baseball program, the South Carolina Gamecocks baseball program emerged over the last decade as one of the elite programs in the country. Legendary coach Ray Tanner led a baseball renaissance in Columbia in the 2000s, and the team won two national titles and appeared in the title game a third time in recent years. Perhaps part of the draw for recruits to Columbia is the 8,242-seat capacity gem of a college baseball venue, our pick for the best in college baseball.

  10. Parkview Field - Home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps

    In April of 2007, the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana and the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League entered into an agreement to build “the most innovative minor league stadium in America.” Before breaking ground on the new downtown ballpark, the owners of the TinCaps visited over 60 major and minor league stadiums, and vowed to combine the best features from each one into one fantastic ballpark. Did they succeed? In their six years of operation, Parkview Field has won numerous accolades, including being named the top minor league ballpark experience by Stadium Journey Magazine in 2011 and 2012. After a one-year absence from the top spot, Parkview Field and the Fort Wayne TinCaps have once again been named the best minor league ballpark experience in 2014 by Stadium Journey.

  11. Lucas Oil Stadium - Home of the Indianapolis Colts

    For four years we have been compiling our list of the best experiences in the NFL and every year we have rated the Lucas Oil Stadium as the best in the league. The $720 million stadium features a retractable roof with a sprawling view of downtown when open, synthetic field turf, 137 private suites and a capacity for 62,421 people for football games. The design of the facility also blends in with existing buildings and nearby factories that once dominated the landscape in this part of town. It does not look flashy, futuristic or artistic in design, but fits in snugly in its surroundings.

  12. Blue Wahoos Stadium - Home of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos

    Having opened play in the 2012 season, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Pensacola Bayfront Stadium have already started making a name for themselves after picking up awards in 2012 for Executive of the Year, Stadium of the Year, and Organization of the Year. The ballpark also took the honor of Stadium Journey’s 2013 Minor League Baseball Ballpark of the Year.

    A gem sitting on the waters of the Gulf Coast, Pensacola Bayfront Stadium provides a setting that is hard to replicate at any level of any sport in the United States.

  13. AT&T Center - Home of the San Antonio Spurs

    The Spurs are perhaps the most understated team in NBA history, having quietly won five championships since 1999 with Tim Duncan, the least controversial star the league has ever seen. Fortunately for fans, their arena is similar in many respects: clean, smartly designed, and doing things the right way. If there were a championship for best venue in the league, it would be hard to top the AT&T Center.

  14. TD Ameritrade Park Omaha - Home of the College World Series

    A certain segment of fans are local baseball fans there to watch the action and enjoy baseball, but the majority of fans have traveled to see their team so the game is the main event of their trip to Omaha. As such, the fans are into the game from the first pitch. Fight songs are not uncommon, roars go up when something good happens on either side, umpires catch heat on close calls, and even routine outs sometimes generate a response. The fans ramp up the atmosphere even more when the game is an elimination game for one or both teams. Put this on your list of destinations in June.

  15. Verizon Center - Home of the Washington Capitals

    Capitals fans flock to the Verizon Center and sell it out nearly every game. Whether it's the Hurricanes or the Rangers, the Capitals fans are there in full voice "Rocking the Red" as they say in DC. The overall construction of the arena also adds to the ambiance as every seat provides an excellent view of the action. The atmosphere here is just what one might expect at a professional hockey game. It's boisterous and loud, very loud.

  16. Notre Dame Stadium - Home of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    Even after a disappointing season by the team on the field, the view from the stands still is something special as Notre Dame Stadium takes our top stadium in college football. The game day experience on the stunning Notre Dame campus is second-to-none, and the history overwhelms you. Make a Fighting Irish football game the top spot on your list of college football next season.

  17. Children’s Mercy Park - Home of the Sporting KC

    Sporting Park is our pick for best experience in MLS. Sporting Park has proven that putting fans first, over the bottom line, can be great for owners and customers. In soccer, when both teams come out even it’s called a draw, but somehow Sporting Park has turned that result into a win-win.

  18. Providence Park - Home of the Portland Timbers

    While there are many beautiful new MLS stadiums that have popped up in the last ten years, you will be hard-pressed to find one with as much character as Providence Park. The original crescent-shaped grandstand remains, and nearly all of these sides are covered by a beautiful wooden roof. This comes in handy during the often rainy period that frequents Portland's non-summer months. History still reigns in this seating structure, as support beams are found in the bowl and a walkway separates new chairbacks from wooden benches. Retained from the baseball renovation in 2001 is a four-tiered stack of luxury suites in the corner, which fits quite well with the stadium.

  19. Lambeau Field - Home of the Green Bay Packers

    Thanks to the south scoreboard, Lambeau Field stands as the tallest building in the city. It remains steeped in history despite numerous renovations to meet the demands of today’s NFL. The longest active tenured home in professional football third longest in professional sports) has hosted an Ice Bowl, a Snow Bowl, outdoor hockey, country music stars, and will see Wisconsin take on LSU (scheduled for 2017). The 80,000 seat Frozen Tundra is the center of the Wisconsin sports universe on eight Sundays each year and lives up to the “Shrine of Pro Football” moniker.

  20. Fenway Park - Home of the Boston Red Sox

    The Boston Red Sox bill Fenway Park as “America’s Most Beloved Ball Park,” and they may be right. Still going strong after over 100 years in use, no ballpark has been more honored in film, literature, and song than Fenway Park. With its numerous quirky angles and unique features, Fenway Park is often imitated, but never duplicated. Fenway’s old-school charms consistently rank it near the top of any ballpark aficionado’s list, and it has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city of Boston in its own right.

  21. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick - Home of the Colorado Rockies Spring Training

    Spring Training has become big business and the ballparks are getting better and better. Our favorite Spring Training venue is home to two clubs in March; the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks. While each club has a wonderful ballpark during the regular season (with both Coors Field and Chase Field making our Top 100 list this year), the Spring Training experience is even better. Everything about the experience of the ballpark is fantastic. It's obvious that when they designed the stadium, fan comfort was the number one priority.

  22. Chase Field - Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks

    Speaking of the Diamondbacks, Chase Field is simply a great ballpark to take in a baseball game. They designed everything with fan comfort in mind, and it definitely has paid off in making games very enjoyable. The color change also made the atmosphere of the park a lot better too. The old purple and turquoise is nice for a little while, but it gets hard to look at all the time. The new Sedona Red color scheme is perfect for Arizona, and just makes the stadium look better.

  23. M&T Bank Stadium - Home of the Baltimore Ravens

    The Baltimore Ravens spent $35 million in 2013 and 2014 to upgrade the fan experience at M&T Bank Stadium. The concourse features new, updated signage, better audio quality, enhanced cellular coverage from multiple carriers and remodeled concession stands. New artwork on the club level depicts some of the Ravens' most successful seasons of the past.

  24. Frontier Field - Home of the Rochester Red Wings

    To say Rochester, New York has a bit of baseball history is an understatement of biblical proportions. It has one of only six sports franchises in North America (and the only in the minor leagues) to play continuously in the same city and league since the 19th century, and (along with the Hamilton Canadian Football League team) is one of only two North American teams to win championships in every decade of the 20th century. Befitting its long and rich baseball heritage, Frontier Field offers an exemplary (yet cost-conscious) experience for hard-core baseball fans or just people seeking a fun night out with the family alike.

  25. Wrigley Field - Home of the Chicago Cubs

    Wrigley Field celebrated its 100th year of hosting baseball in 2014, and the Friendly Confines remain as a must see attraction. From the ivy-covered walls to the 7th inning stretch to the vibrant Wrigleyville neighborhood, there is plenty to love about a trip to see the Cubs play. With renovations underway to rebuild the bleachers, you can only expect the experience to get better in the second century of baseball at Wrigley Field.

  26. MTS Centre - Home of the Winnipeg Jets

    The atmosphere at MTS Centre is one of the best in the league. Fans are loud and proud. This is experienced right from the arrival of the Jets on the ice, giving them a loud round of applause followed by the first Go! Jets! Go! chant prior to the singing of the anthems. It continues during the anthem when the building does the "True North" shout out during O Canada. This tradition started in the first season the Jets were back as an acknowledgement and thank you to True North Sports and Entertainment who purchased the team and brought them to Winnipeg.

  27. Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field - Home of the Miami (FL) Hurricanes

    When traveling to South Beach in the spring, there are many things for the average sports fan to do. One of those things must be a visit to Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field to see the Miami Hurricanes baseball team not only play baseball, but put on a terrific show for the fans. Stadium announcer Jay Rokeach just finished his 41st season as the stadium voice of the Hurricanes in 2014, and his booming voice and selection of walk-up music keep the fans entertained from batter to batter. The official mascot of the UM baseball team, The Miami Maniac, walks all around the stadium and visits with fans of all ages and leads the team in cheers in between innings.

  28. Staples Center - Home of the Los Angeles Lakers

    Opened in 1999, the Lakers gained even more of a Los Angeles identity, moving to the downtown Staples Center, a venue which has acted as the keystone of the downtown revitalization. The arena wasted no time making its mark on professional sports, as the Lakers won the NBA championship in its opening season. Even with the Clippers playing better recently, the main draw at Staples Center continues to be those iconic Lakers.

  29. Mariucci Arena - Home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers

    Minnesota is known as the State of Hockey, and seeing a game anywhere in the state quickly shows fans why Mariucci Arena, home to the Minnesota Golden Gopher men’s hockey team, has been a mecca for hockey fans ever since its opening in 1993. Located between downtown Minneapolis and the outer edges of St. Paul, it is easy to get to from either of the twin cities and suburbs. This 10,000-seat arena is always full, and rocking for their beloved Gophers. Mariucci also hosts various hockey tournaments each year which keeps the scheduling fresh and the fans interested from year to year.

  30. Rupp Arena - Home of the Kentucky Wildcats

    The atmosphere at Rupp Arena is one of the best in and our pick for best overall arena experience in college basketball for 2014. As with many aspects of a visit to Rupp, this gets back to the eight NCAA Championships and the unrivaled fan support and interest that comes as a result. On one end of the court is the eRUPPtion Zone, named after the building's namesake. This is a standing-room-only student section that participates in cheers and distraction stunts during opposing team free throws.

  31. Lindner Family Tennis Center - Home of the W&S Open

    Our second tennis event on our list, this tournament has successfully transformed itself from a wonderful small and personal professional tournament to an impressive miniature grand slam event located in a small city setting. The atmosphere at the W&S Open is spectacular year after year. Fans travel from all over the world to support their favorite players, which creates a very unique experience. One will find the best atmosphere in some of the smaller match courts, where highly seeded players will draw large crowds to the small, romantic courts for an up close and personal view of the game's biggest stars in action. Most of the sessions of the two-week tournament will sell out, therefore creating a wonderful atmosphere of loud but respectful tennis fans. Be sure to get your tickets early for this August event.

  32. TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark - Home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans

    Myrtle Beach is known by many in the southeast as a popular summer destination. The city is home to many beach resorts, tons of shopping, and famous golfing. A close neighbor to the outdoor mall, Broadway at the Beach, is TicketReturn.com Field. The field opened in 1999 and has been the only home the Pelicans have ever known. Since moving here from Danville, VA (and before that, Durham, NC), the Pelicans have done an amazing job of catering to both local die-hards and casual tourists. With the massive variety of food options and many entertainment options, TicketReturn.com Field is easily a premier minor league venue.

  33. Durham Bulls Athletic Park - Home of the Durham Bulls

    The DBAP was built after Camden Yards in Baltimore started the new "classic" ballpark era, and is similar to many MLB parks of this era. The stadium is built in the city, and recent development has created a scenic skyline all around the park.

  34. CenturyLink Field - Home of the Seattle Sounders FC

    The size of the crowd does, in fact, make attending a Sounders game special, but there is much more. It is what the club and the fans do leading up to the game and during the match which make it one of the most rewarding game experiences in all of sports. There are the many subtle touches which make clear management’s consciousness of the details, promoting the brand at every opportunity, and adding value to the ticket holder’s experience. Arrive early, take it all in and participate.

  35. FedExForum - Home of the Memphis Tigers

    Memphis Tiger basketball fans are a raucous, entertaining bunch, to say the least. Referee-baiting, calling out opposing players by name, and the occasional pithy chant are all on display when the Tigers crash the FEF. Crowds are generally in excess of 16,500, even for obscure opposition. The pyrotechnics and graphics on the big board for player intros are top notch and take the measure of many professional sport franchises. The Tigers have t-shirt giveaways, a halftime promotion where fans get on the court and compete for prizes, the dreaded "Kiss Cam" where fans are put on the spot by being placed on the big board and expected to kiss, and the always exciting "Dance for Your Dinner" which allows fans to shake their booty and win a free meal if they are chosen as the best/most fun! This is a great place to enjoy a ball game.

  36. Bryant-Denny Stadium - Home of the Alabama Crimson Tide

    Attending an Alabama game should not be a come and go experience, there is just too much to do and see to approach it that way. Stay in town or even rent a motorhome already set up on or near campus and experience Alabama football the same way that lifelong Alabama fans experience it. Alabama fans love their football team and who can blame them? After all Alabama has 15 National Championships and won three out of four BCS National Championships from 2009-2012.

  37. Moda Center - Home of the Portland Trail Blazers

    It’s hard to imagine any other fans being more passionate or knowledgeable than Blazers fans. They have a reputation around the league for being such. The concourse, during play, is a ghost town. Everyone is in the arena cheering on the Blazers. Attention to the on the court action is second to none. You don't see the typical "I'm just here with friends because they had an extra ticket" type of attendee. True, hardcore fans, who live and die with the team, are the norm.

  38. 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. With a capacity of over 93,000, there's ample opportunity for any fan to take in a game at this historic venue. Prior to the contest, you'll see "Traveler" (USC's mascot) with the Trojan warrior atop him, trotting around the field. This particular white-colored horse is the VII version and is an inspiration to most USC players and fans. Spectators can also see Traveler trot around the field after Trojan touchdowns. Prior to the start of the fourth quarter, Traveler trots to the opposite end zone and the Trojan warrior stops and faces the arches. He then points his sword to the Olympic Cauldron, which quickly lights aflame.

  39. AT&T Park - Home of the San Francisco Giants

    The World Series titles just keep piling up for the Giants, only adding to the experience of their fine ballpark by the bay. Even if the Giants went 0-162 in a season, this would probably still be one of the best ballpark experiences in the Majors. With a fantastic view, engaged and raucous fans, and some of the best stadium food around, AT&T Park remains a destination that every baseball fan should see for themselves.

  40. AutoZone Park - Home of the Memphis Redbirds

    The first pitch was thrown in the year 2000 at AutoZone Park. Although that year implies it might be seasoned, the venue shows minimal wear and all of the locals still call it “Our new ballpark.” Strategically placed in the heart of downtown, a family evening at AutoZone Park exposes everybody to so much more. You might drive down Riverside Drive and see the mighty Mississippi River on your arrival. You could park near the legendary Beale Street, or walk by the infamous Peabody Hotel or simply stroll close enough to catch a whiff of the smoke from the world famous Charlie Vergo’s Rendezvous BBQ restaurant. Getting into AutoZone Park can be half the fun.

  41. Michigan Stadium - Home of the Michigan Wolverines

    Mention the term “The Big House” and just about anyone that’s ever watched a college football game will know the reference. The third largest stadium in the world and the largest stadium in the US, Michigan Stadium was constructed in 1927 at the insistence of legendary Michigan coach Fielding Yost. It originally seated 72,000, but was quickly updated to seat over 85,000. Renovations over the years have gradually boosted capacity until 2010 when it reached 109,901, its current capacity. On September 7, 2013 against Notre Dame the stadium hosted a record capacity of 115,109.

    Michigan football is one of the (if not the) most storied programs in the history of college football. Coaching legends such as Fielding Yost, Fritz Crisler, Lloyd Carr and the great Bo Schembechler have walked the sidelines. Great players such as Tom Harmon, Desmond Howard and Charles Woodson have awed the massive crowds. The program has won more games than any other college football program in any division by a margin making up several seasons worth of games. “Hail To The Victors” is among the most recognizable fight songs in all of football and the famous winged helmets are immediately recognizable to even the most casual sports fan.

  42. Huntington Park - Home of the Columbus Clippers

    It’s only fitting to have a venue from Columbus right next to one from Ann Arbor, but it’s not the Horseshoe that makes our list as best in Ohio’s capital, it is the wonderful Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers. The designers of Huntington Park clearly put a lot of thought into it, from the center field fence running along the abutting sidewalk, to the double-decked "Hamburger Balcony" out in right, to the complete refurbishment of the building in left into the Power Pavilion that houses restaurants and stores, with its own bleachers on the roof. The thought involved in the details are the one thing that really strikes you after being in the park for a while, and it really improves the experience. Downtown Columbus pokes up behind all of this to provide the backdrop for your game, one of the best experiences in Minor League Baseball.

  43. Target Field - Home of the Minnesota Twins

    Our first non-hockey venue in the state of Minnesota, Target Field offers a great environment for Twins fans in downtown Minneapolis. The Twins franchise hasn’t had much to cheer about the past few years, but the fans still come out in droves to see their beloved team. Target Field has brought a great outdoor MLB game day experience back to the Twin Cities.

  44. Carrier Dome - Home of the Syracuse Orange

    Since its opening in 1980, the Orange have played all time classics at the Dome named after the air conditioning company. (Ironically, the Dome does not have any air conditioning.) The season attendance figures almost always have the Orange right near the top and that doesn’t look to change as the Big East has been replaced by a just as interesting ACC with new rivalries being established.

  45. Trustmark Park - Home of the Mississippi Braves

    With Jackson's history of Minor League Baseball, it should not come as much of a surprise that many fans have readily adopted the Mississippi Braves as their squad. All throughout a game, a buzz can be heard and felt in the stadium. Rarely is there a quiet moment. No matter where a fan sits, a decent line of sight will be had. No one feels too far away from the action, because the seating all works downward, as the playing surface is in a recessed bowl. In sections 108-112, fans can actually sit just below the playing surface. Fans visiting Trustmark Park for the first time will be able to quickly brush up on the history of the stadium, due to the prominent Wall of Fame in the concourse and the celebrated players listed in a ring of honor around the stadium.

  46. Citizens Bank Park - Home of the Philadelphia Phillies

    It has now been a decade since the Phillies moved into this new jewel of a stadium located next to where Veterans Stadium existed. They have had long sellout streaks here between 2009 and 2012, and a World Series championship in 2008. The neighborhood around CBP is also expanding, helping to improve the game day experience that much more.

  47. Gillette Stadium - Home of the New England Patriots

    In 2002, Gillette Stadium, a $325 million privately funded venue opened right next door to its predecessor in suburban Foxboro, a small town roughly halfway between Boston and Providence. The Patriots immediately began to make the area not only a football venue, but an entertainment, dining, and shopping destination. In 2006, construction began on Patriot Place, an open air shopping center located adjacent to the stadium. Patriot Place has proven to be so successful that imitators have begun to sprout up at stadiums around the country, and have become almost a standard feature in new stadium designs.

  48. Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium - Home of the Texas Longhorns

    Game day in Austin takes you beyond the normal celebration of university and fall football. As fans flock to the state capital of Texas, the overall experience becomes a celebration of all that makes the Lone Star State great. As you make your way toward Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium, you'll see Texas-style tailgating including wood-fire smokers, cowboy hats, cowgirls in dresses and boots, and state flags flying high. Inside the stadium you'll hear songs about Texas including 'Deep in the Heart of Texas' and the 'Eyes of Texas' and you'll also see the world's largest Texas flag proudly displayed on the field during pre game. You might even catch a sighting of BEVO, who is not only the university mascot but also a symbol of the historical early Texas cattle drives.

  49. Bristol Motor Speedway - Home of the Bristol Motor Speedway

    Originally opening in 1961, Bristol has gone through many changes just like any other sporting venue. Where Bristol was once an asphalt oval with 22-degree banking, it is now surfaced with concrete and has 36-degree banking. The grandstands have grown from concrete bleachers with seating for 18,000 to a structure that could compete with the best football stadiums in the country. The track now has seating for over 155,000 fans, arranged in a complete bowl, and luxury suites that circle the upper levels of the grandstands.

  50. Churchill Downs - Home of the Kentucky Derby

    A trip to Churchill Downs is more than a trip to the most hallowed grounds of horse racing. A ticket to the Kentucky Derby is more than a ticket to the sport’s most venerable event. Spending the first Saturday of May in Louisville, Kentucky is an invitation to become a part of history. It presents the opportunity to witness an event that transcends sports, an event that transcends entertainment, an event that transcends time.

  51. Dudy Noble Field - Home of the Mississippi State Bulldogs

    Considered by many to be one of the top on-campus baseball venues in the country, Dudy Noble Field at Polk-DeMent Stadium has played host to the top ten highest-attended, on-campus baseball games in NCAA history. The fans in the Left Field Lounge have been known to cook up food and feed it to opposing players during the contest, making up for a bit of the ribbing those players take during the game.

  52. Liberty Baseball Stadium - Home of the Liberty Flames

    For those who have never made the trek to Lynchburg, Virginia, they are missing out on one of the more interesting stories in both athletics and academia. Liberty University arose from humble beginnings in 1971, then known as Lynchburg Baptist College. In just greater than 40 years, the university has swelled to an enrollment of over 100,000 students, when combining the school's on-campus and online offerings. The university features well-known musical acts, national talent show winners, political reporters, ESPN personalities, politicians and national radio stars in its list of famous graduates. Also, as one might imagine, a number of prominent religious figures have walked across the stage at Liberty before beginning their careers. Worthington Stadium reached the end of its 33-year life just before the 2013 season, as the brand new Liberty Baseball Stadium opened its doors to fans. The facility has drawn nationwide acclaim in its short time of existence, and it sets a clear standard to which programs of its class should aspire.

  53. Russ Chandler Stadium - Home of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

    Our pick for the best sports stadium experience in the state of Georgia, Russ Chandler Stadium has seen its share of great baseball, as the team has been to the College World Series four times. But because of the history of the stadium as well as the team, Russ Chandler is a great place to experience college baseball. From the quality of play to the between-inning contests they have for kids, the officials at Russ Chandler Stadium understand what it takes to get fans into the stadium and make sure they come back.

  54. Sun Life Stadium - Home of the Orange Bowl

    The Orange Bowl was first played on January 1, 1935, making it tied for the second-longest running bowl game in college football. Played at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, the Orange Bowl holds 65,000 people. It is one of the bowls under the Bowl Championship Series system, meaning that it is in the rotation to host playoff games for the new playoff system, and will host their first semi-final game on New Year’s Eve, 2015.

  55. Baum Stadium at George Cole Field - Home of the Arkansas Razorbacks

    Baum Stadium provides an elite atmosphere, especially when it comes to many of the other college baseball venues in the area. There are tons of promotional contests and activities going on, the music between the innings is the type that people actually enjoy listening to and the PA announcer is very lively and keeps the crowd engaged. Seating at the park is very well-spaced and comfortable. There is also plenty of room to walk around on the concourse going around the park.

  56. Dow Diamond - Home of the Great Lakes Loons

    This is both a large park, and a cozy park. The concourses are wide, and the legroom in the seats is a little better than average. There are two fireplaces found behind the home plate area and two fire pits in the outfield concourse. Both are fantastic for cool summer nights, or downright cold spring night games. The promotions team is one of the best in baseball, another key to a successful minor league experience. They keep the ideas coming throughout the year to keep the regular fans entertained.

  57. Dee Glen Smith Spectrum - Home of the Utah State Aggies

    The Aggie student body is quite frankly what makes the Spectrum a premier venue for college basketball. It is the most ruthless, relentless and organized group of students you will ever see. The student body never varies from tradition. Although, two chants in particular have been implemented in the past three years and have made the student body that much more famous. One minute before tipoff, the students begin the, "I Believe That We Will Win," chant. During the starting lineups, each player is assigned a motion with or phrase that each student repeats during the announcement of that players name. The students always give an emphatic, "Stew!" when his name is announced across the PA.

  58. Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium - Home of the Florida State Seminoles

    Nestled on the campus of Florida State, fans get to see quite a bit of the university on their way into the stadium. With hanging moss on the oaks that surround the parking lot and a circus tent across the street behind right field, it makes for an interesting trip into the stadium. Led by the Animals of Section B, the fans at Dick Howser Stadium rarely let a quiet moment occur during the game. Shannon Thomas, the current zoo keeper of the Animals of Section B, said the group took its name after a fan threw stale donuts at the group and called them a bunch of animals, galvanizing the group to keep up their actions.

  59. AT&T Stadium - Home of the Dallas Cowboys

    Corporate sponsor AT&T gets their third mention, as they seem to have a knack for placing their name on great sports venues. AT&T Stadium holds 80,000 people with the potential to hold up to 105,000, with standing room only areas on the east and west side of the stadium, referred to as Party Passes ($29). The stadium in a short time has become one of the premier sporting stadiums in the world. Besides being home to the Dallas Cowboys, the stadium has hosted events such as Super Bowl XLV, the NBA All-Star game, NCAA Final Four, and the annual AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

  60. Kohl Center - Home of the Wisconsin Badgers

    The six-time NCAA Champion Wisconsin Badgers occupy the Kohl Center, a massive venue by college hockey standards, seating a capacity of 15,325. The arena opened in 1998 and is the home of the Wisconsin Badgers men’s and women’s basketball and hockey teams. Only two college hockey arenas are larger (Ohio State and Nebraska-Omaha), but even though it is a big arena, it is also easy to navigate and comfortable, with plenty of excitement to fill the huge space. If you are a fan of college hockey, or just a sports fan in general, then you will enjoy a Wisconsin hockey game at the Kohl Center.

  61. Rose Bowl - Home of the Rose Bowl

    The site is a National Historic Landmark as even the United States has recognized it as an important part of this country's history. The stadium now has a capacity of over 92,000, and year after year those seats get filled (and then some) because the Rose Bowl Game is an experience like none other.

  62. Spartan Stadium - Home of the Michigan State Spartans

    The stadium arms race is in full swing in the Big Ten, and the folks in East Lansing are doing their part to ensure that Michigan State football keeps up. Perhaps, they will even raise the program to its glory days. After all, it’s been nearly 50 years since their last national championship. About two hours before kickoff, it is worthwhile to make the trip to the corner of Kalamazoo and Chestnut where you'll find "The Spartan" statue. Designed by Leonard D. Jungwirth in 1945, the current bronze statue is a replica of the original terra cotta design. The experience of the marching band playing as the team walks by, dressed in their suits, and individually touches the statue is a very cool way to get things started.

  63. Phog Allen Fieldhouse - Home of the Kansas Jayhawks

    In these parts, if the University of Kansas men’s basketball serves as a religion to many, then the six-decade-old sports venue is its cathedral where traditions are preserved and history is chronicled. A stroll through the hallway leading to the KU locker room tells the story with banners featuring a series of numbers: 56 conference titles, 16 College Basketball Hall of Fame members, 14 Final Four appearances, five national championships.

  64. Raley Field - Home of the Sacramento River Cats

    Raley Field features a really good atmosphere for AAA baseball. A nice view of the bridge which crosses the Sacramento River to the City of Sacramento is the backdrop when seated at the south end of the stadium, behind home plate. There are also various seating options available including the Jack Daniels Terrace in the upper deck of the right field side of the stadium, and the Home Run Terrace on the left field side. Just past right field, in home run territory, is the grass seating. Whatever seating you choose, you have the opportunity to see the game in a ballpark with fantastic sightlines, and a fun, family friendly atmosphere.

  65. Washington-Grizzly Stadium - Home of the Montana Grizzlies

    Our only FCS football stadium on this year’s list, the official capacity of Washington-Grizzly Stadium now stands at 25,217, but crowds in excess of 26,000 are not out of the ordinary, giving the Griz one of the best home field advantages in all of college football. Since Washington-Grizzly Stadium opened, the Griz have won almost 90% of their home games. Not resting on their laurels, the university just announced that, thanks to another large Washington family donation, the new $14 million Washington-Grizzly Champions Center will be constructed on the south end of the stadium providing locker rooms and a weight room for football and all other UM sports.

  66. Blaik Field at Michie Stadium - Home of the Army Black Knights

    As for atmosphere, you can't beat the West Point experience. After every Army score, there is a cannon that is fired off from the other side of Lusk Reservoir. Cadets and the Army cheerleaders get down on the field and start cranking out pushups. The higher the score, the more pushups they do. Prior to the game, the cadets conduct a military parade on campus that is a spectacle to behold. If you are able to come early enough to attend the parade, you are certain to be filled with tons of patriotic pride. You can't help but get choked up observing the finest young men and women that our country has to offer.

  67. Ohio Stadium - Home of the Ohio State Buckeyes

    The history of the program is on full display with mentions of coaching legends Paul Brown and Woody Hayes alongside markers for each of the school's Big Ten and National Championships. The traditions are numerous, including the band's entrance from the stadium's north tunnel, the team's entrance from the ramp in the southeast corner, and the dotting of the 'i' during Script Ohio. These things are what makes Buckeye football unique and special to fans.

  68. Fluor Field at the West End - Home of the Greenville Drive

    The 5,700-seat stadium debuted on April 6, 2006 and borrows many elements from its parent club, the Boston Red Sox, and their home Fenway Park. Its near identical dimensions with Pesky’s Pole in right field, the Green Monster, and the singing of “Sweet Caroline” have made many refer to the park as “Little Fenway.” However, there are also attributes inspired by the city of Greenville as many of the bricks used to construct both the stadium and the apartments in back of the outfield were reclaimed from local textile mills. Also, famous players and past teams are highlighted throughout the concourse with “Shoeless” Joe Jackson being paramount. Some even say his ghost is in the outfield.

  69. Bank of America Stadium - Home of the Carolina Panthers

    The team has taken steps to improve the fan experience, and these additions are quite noticeable throughout the game. The Black and Blue Fan Patrol is in place to keep the crowd fired up during key moments in the game, shoot t-shirts into the seats and make things more lively during breaks in the action. The large video boards at either end of the seating bowl also show highlights of games in progress during stoppages in play and halftime, which helps connect fans to the other action going on around the league. Since most fans are likely checking the games on their phones, this lets everyone keep up with the big plays on a much larger screen.

  70. Amalie Arena - Home of the Tampa Bay Lightning

    Despite the negative impression making the rounds in the hockey-based media, the Tampa Bay Lightning are bucking the trend of "typical" Southern hockey market. With three potential hall-of-famers on the team in the latest seasons, a Stanley Cup to their name in 2003–04, and renovations in 2012 that brought the newly rebranded Amalie Arena into the upper echelons of worldwide arenas, the Lightning have made their mark on both the Tampa Bay metro area and hockey as a whole.

  71. Williams-Brice Stadium - Home of the South Carolina Gamecocks

    “It’s Saturday in South Carolina, welcome to Williams-Brice Stadium” is the final line in the intro video played pre game at a Gamecocks home game, and the line says more than it would seem. Although Columbia, SC is larger than many of the college towns across the southeast, the pride that the SEC is known for is as evident there as it is anywhere in the country. Saturday in Columbia is sacred. You’ll have a hard time finding a conversation to engage in that doesn’t steer towards Gamecock football or a traffic jam that doesn’t lead to Williams-Brice Stadium.

  72. NRG Stadium - Home of the Houston Texans

    Texans fans are some of the best in the National Football League. The Texans have one bleacher section set up behind the north end zone which is called the "Bull Pen" and is the designated section for the team fans. The Bull Pen fans have direct interaction with what goes on out on the field, and help implement fan traditions, songs, chants as well as other elements of the game day atmosphere. The Texans also have the Bull Pen band which is a 45 member musical group that performs at every home game. If you are out tailgating before the game you will probably see them marching around three to four hours before kickoff.

  73. Coors Field - Home of the Colorado Rockies

    The Colorado Rockies have added some new enhancements to the stadium to ensure fan happiness. The biggest enhancement for the 2014 season is the addition of the Rooftop deck. The Rockies took out 3,500 seldom used seats from the upper deck in right field and put in a few bars, standing room areas, a lounge, and a restaurant. This area is for the casual fan who wants to socialize rather than focus on the game. The views from the rooftop area are amazing as the Front Range, downtown Denver, and the whole playing surface can be seen from the rooftop.

  74. Crisler Center - Home of the Michigan Wolverines

    What used to be a dark concourse with standard displays to past Wolverine athletics accomplishments has become a bright and fun feast for the eyes. The entrance to Crisler Arena used to be less than ideal with steps to climb and long lines running out the door into the cold winter weather. The new northeast entrance has created more interior space, a quicker entry, and a beautiful escalator entrance to the new main lobby of Crisler. You’ll find a new waterfall, Kids Zone, concession stands, and trophy display area. The interior looks great as well with a brand new floor and scoreboard installed before the 2011-2012 season. In all, this has gone from an above average but not memorable experience to one of the truly outstanding experiences in all of college basketball. The success of the Wolverines program over the past few seasons certainly helps to improve the overall atmosphere as well.

  75. CenturyLink Field - Home of the Seattle Seahawks

    CenturyLink Field introduces you to the pure passion that Seattle has for its still young city. The stadium isn't a historic staple that generations can currently identify with, that of course ended with the implosion of the Kingdome. But year after year it is playing its part bringing the city back together and establishing new memories for visitors and season fans alike.

  76. Streets of St. Petersburg - Home of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

    For being a temporary track on busy city streets, they do a great job making sure everything is top notch in the short amount of time they have to make it happen. From the Trackside Club - which is fully air conditioned and enclosed for parties and groups - to the Ferris wheel, offering a great view of both the track and city, everything is made to give it a party atmosphere. This is a great event to cap off the month of March.

  77. Gila River Arena - Home of the Arizona Coyotes

    Gila River Arena has replaced US Airways Center as the premier entertainment venue in the Valley of the Sun, hosting some of the biggest music artists in the business, as well as the Harlem Globetrotters and high school basketball tournaments. One of the main reasons that the Coyotes needed to move out of US Airways Center was because there were obstructed seats at both ends of the arena, forcing fans to look up at the video board if the puck was in the end closest to them. Gila River Arena was designed so that the concourse areas would be open to the ice. That allowed for some standing room areas, especially on the upper level, and every seat having a perfect view of the ice.

  78. Fifth Third Field - Home of the Dayton Dragons

    The Dragons are still the thing to do in Dayton once spring returns. The fans have remained loyal and have packed the place nightly for 15 seasons and counting. The Dragons average attendance has ranked them amongst the best in all of minor league baseball.

  79. Autzen Stadium - Home of the Oregon Ducks

    A Duck game in Eugene should be on every football fan's list of places to visit. Being an elite team, not only in the Pac-12, but in the nation, tickets may be difficult to come by as Autzen has been sold out since 1999. If you are fortunate enough to get tickets to Autzen, you will not be disappointed.

  80. Wells Fargo Center - Home of the Philadelphia Flyers

    Philadelphia fans have a reputation in the sports world. And some of that reputation is probably justified. But you will also find that Flyers fans, in particular, are one of the most knowledgeable fan bases and are passionate about their team and hockey. The games do not have many of the more gimmicky events going along with them, as are seen at NBA games and other events. The focus here is hockey. The fans are loud when they need to be and quiet when the time for quiet is needed.

  81. Progressive Field - Home of the Cleveland Indians

    Twenty years after opening its doors in 1994, the 11th oldest park in the big leagues recently unveiled a privately funded renovation to significantly overhaul the appearance of the stadium. Scheduled to be completed by Opening Day 2015, the focus of this renovation is on adding more group areas and family friendly spaces, eliminating approximately 5,000 seats from the stadium’s current capacity of 42,487. Taking a page out of Coors Field, the Indians are removing the seats from upper right field and adding terrace decks with views of the playing field and city. Progressive Field is also expanding the Kids Clubhouse to two levels and are constructing a climate controlled two-story bar in right field. Further, a redesigned main gate in right center field, a shift of both bullpens to center field, and an even greater focus on connecting Cleveland’s neighborhoods through food and beverage is in the works.

  82. Turner Field - Home of the Atlanta Braves

    If nothing else, Braves fans are a dedicated bunch. They don't get wild and crazy like some fan bases, but they know their team and they know their team's rivals. The fans know to get loud for their team and know to boo teams like the Nationals, Mets, and Phillies. There is only one chant and it is a very simple one. The Braves share a chant with Florida State in what is known in Atlanta as the "Tomahawk Chop." The chop is contagious, and you will find yourself doing it involuntarily.

  83. CenturyLink Center - Home of the Creighton Bluejays

    This is a very good college atmosphere. The fans are very friendly and will welcome opposing fans. The band, the dance team, the cheerleaders are all good and add to the college experience. The contests held during breaks in the action add to the fun and they command the attention of most of the fans.

  84. Lincoln Financial Field - Home of the Philadelphia Eagles

    The tailgate experience for an Eagles game can be pretty amazing. There is no real urban area right nearby, so fans create their own entertainment out in the massive parking lots. Every kind of food and pre game activity imaginable will be seen. The area around the stadium is full of life on game days. Once you do enter the stadium, you will be in a massive plaza filled with activities. Food trucks offer a good variety of food. Face painting, vendors and games, as well as a tent with a band performing Top 40 hits is located there. The Eagles have an active group of cheerleaders, as well as a mascot named Swoop, to keep the sidelines busy. The HD screens and scoreboards serve to enhance the whole fan experience to an even larger scale.

  85. Heinz Field - Home of the Pittsburgh Steelers

    When you have a legacy like the Steelers do, you better do a great job of displaying it. The Steelers get full marks for how they treat their fans and how they treat their history. The highlight of your pre game experience in the stadium is the Great Hall. There are a number of excellent displays including lockers, Super Bowl trophies, season highlights, and historical recounts. Once the game starts it is pretty much what you would expect for an NFL game, with the exception of the innovation of the Terrible Towel. Pittsburgh claims the creation of the yellow and black towel whose sole purpose is to be waved around during the game.

  86. Coca-Cola Field - Home of the Buffalo Bisons

    Pilot Field opened its doors in 1988, a 19,500-seat gem which could easily be expandable to 41,000 seats once a major league team came. That dream never happened, and today, what is known as Coca-Cola Field is one of the oldest ballparks in AAA baseball, but still one of the gems. Make no mistake, Buffalo is a great baseball town. Its traditions go back across three centuries. Their ballpark is amongst the best in the minor leagues. They have stable ownership committed to the game, great fans, and a pleasant game day experience.

  87. Scottrade Center - Home of the St. Louis Blues

    By delivering a successful on-ice product, there are higher expectations of the off-ice product, and the Blues have built a satisfying experience. The enjoyment of attending Blues games keeps getting better and better, and if you are fortunate to attend an NHL game in St. Louis, you will see just how rewarding it is.

  88. Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium - Home of the Vancouver Canadians

    The scoreboard is one of the highlights of the stadium as it is one of the few manual scoreboards still in operation. Watching the numbers pop in and out of the square holes makes you think you are watching a classic game from the 1960's. The overall game atmosphere is absolutely fantastic. This stadium is just the perfect size to feel an intimate connection to the ballgame. The field's foul territory is exceptionally narrow, and fans that sit in the first section along either first or third base get a feeling of being really close to the action.

  89. Memorial Stadium - Home of the Clemson Tigers

    When college football fans think of Clemson football, many things come to mind. There are the 18 conference titles (14 of those in the ACC, the largest total in that conference's history). The nearly 70 All-Americans and 170 NFL players may also enter the thoughts of some. Still others may cite the 1981 national championship, Howard's Rock, or “The Hill.” Whatever makes you think of Clemson, its rich history and place in the game's fabric cannot be argued.

  90. BC Place - Home of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC

    Perhaps the most significant renovation element involves the largest cable-supported retractable roof in the world. When opened, the opening measures 110 by 93 yards, nearly the same size as the field below. Even when opened, the seating area is covered by the permanent portion of the roof. Taking 20 minutes to open or close, the fabric roof retracts into a pod and is hidden in the center of the opening which is suspended above the videoboard.

  91. FirstEnergy Stadium - Home of the Reading Fightin Phils

    FirstEnergy Stadium is the oldest park in minor league baseball's Eastern League. Starting life as Reading Municipal-Memorial Stadium in 1951, the 9,000-seat stadium began hosting Reading's AA affiliate in 1952. For the last decade, it has also called itself "Baseballtown" -- and if you're going to make a boast like that, you had better back it up. And it does, hands down. This is the easily one of the best parks in the minor leagues at any level and by nearly any criteria.

  92. Air Canada Centre - Home of the Toronto Raptors

    It is impossible not to notice the massive amount of Leafs history hanging from the rafters, but the arena and team have gone out of their way to ensure Raptors fans feel at home. There are large murals at the ends of the 500-level seats and a ring of 'We the North' banners top the 100-level section. Before entering the arena, fans will notice the massive black and white 'We the North' banner on Bay Street and this theme continues throughout the public-access Galleria as well as in the concourses.

  93. MCU Park - Home of the Brooklyn Cyclones

    There is a certain aspect of attending a Brooklyn Cyclones game that separates it apart from many other minor league ballparks. The influence of Astroland Amusement Park paints the ballpark's signature carnival look. The abandoned parachute ride serves as a decoration behind the right field area, and is a signature staple of the Cyclones. The colors of blue, red and yellow are everywhere from the lights that circle the stadium's lighting, the wigwam roofs down the baselines or the neon lights that hang above the main concession area. The scoreboard also features a mini roller coaster with innings lighting up in red.

  94. Philips Arena - Home of the Atlanta Hawks

    Philips Arena is a great place to watch the Hawks -- or any basketball game, for that matter. There is not a bad seat in the arena, the food options are more than enough and there are always deals going on in terms of ticket sales and souvenirs. With the Braves and Falcons getting new stadiums, it looks like the Hawks are staying put at Philips for a long time. That is not a bad thing.

  95. Kyle Field - Home of the Texas A&M Aggies

    From the firing of "The Spirit of 02," to the kissing of the female who accompanies you, there is never a dull moment at Kyle Field. The student body supports the Aggies like no other student body. Make sure to witness the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band. Composed of over 400 men and women, it is the largest military marching band in the world and is breathtaking to watch. There are definitely some must sees in and around the stadium as well. Don't miss the statue of E. King Gill, the original 12th man. Also be sure to check out the Reveille cemetery across the street from the stadium where all the past Reveille mascots have been buried.

  96. UFCU Disch–Falk Field - Home of the Texas Longhorns

    The Longhorns have a great fan base. Such strong support requires the ballpark to be built more like an AA stadium than a typical college ballpark. The fans are serious and knowledgeable. If you’re a visiting fan, then you may be the only person who does not know the words to "The Eyes of Texas" which is sung before and after the game with the players, who stand in front of their dugout making the Longhorn sign as do the fans.

  97. Madison Square Garden - Home of the New York Rangers

    The Garden is steeped in history and they don't let you forget it, making sure to use the term Original Six when the opponent is also one of those storied teams. The seating bowl is beautiful now, and even from the top rows along the sides you have a great view of the action, with the acoustics working well off the ceiling.

  98. Dean E. Smith Center - Home of the North Carolina Tar Heels

    Between that number 23 jersey hanging from the rafters, alongside a host of other names who dominated the NCAA in their own eras, and the Tar Heels' four national championship banners, there's nothing to say about the Dean Dome's atmosphere except that it's rare air in there. A ticket to a Carolina game is, simply put, an invitation to breathe in basketball history.

  99. WisePies Arena - Home of the New Mexico Lobos

    In a close game, the Pit becomes one of the loudest venues in the nation and the crowd gives the home team a distinct advantage, as New Mexico’s 80 percent success rate in the building suggests.

  100. Mercedes-Benz Superdome - Home of the New Orleans Saints

    Few other stadiums in the United States offer the type of unique and sterling history that the Superdome does. Still listed as one of the largest fixed dome stadiums in the world (largest between 1975-92), the Superdome sits on top of 52+ acres, with a height of 273 feet and diameter of 678 feet. Until the Saints shocked the world in 2009 by winning their first and only Super Bowl in franchise history, the Superdome had been the only familiarity the city has had with the NFL's championship event. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome has hosted more Super Bowls than any other venue.


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