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Big 12 Football Stadium Rankings

By Paul Swaney -- November 27, 2012 2:22 PM EST

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The Big 12 has plenty of great rivalries and great stadium experiences. Here are the Stadium Journey rankings for the football stadiums of the Big 12:

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

    The University of Texas is a tradition-rich school, and many of those traditions are associated with athletic events, especially football. Some Longhorn traditions include: Bevo, Big Bertha, "The Eyes of Texas", Hook 'em Horns, "Texas Fight", Smokey the Cannon, The World's Largest Texas Flag, and Lighting the Tower. When it comes to college football it's tough to beat the atmosphere that the Longhorns provide.

  2. Jones AT&T Stadium - Home of the Texas Tech Red Raiders

    Out in West Texas, amongst cotton fields and wind turbines sits Lubbock, Texas. The town is home of the Red Raiders of Texas Tech University and Jones AT&T Stadium. The area is famous for passionate high school football fans, but it’s unlikely you’ll find more passion anywhere in West Texas than Jones AT&T Stadium on a Saturday night. Texas Tech has called “The Jones” home since its construction in 1947 and the venue has undergone significant improvements since then.

  3. Bill Snyder Family Stadium - Home of the Kansas State Wildcats

    The stadium was rededicated in honor of legendary coach Bill Snyder before he roamed the sidelines for what was supposed to be his final game in 2005. When asked his opinion of renaming the venue in his honor, Snyder famously and modestly said, "If you are going to do it, name it after the people I care about most."

  4. Amon Carter Stadium - Home of the TCU Horned Frogs

    As you look around and outside Amon Carter Stadium you will see nothing but a sea of purple as people make their way in and around the stadium. These fans are dedicated and follow their Horned Frogs throughout any game they play in Texas.

  5. Boone Pickens Stadium - Home of the Oklahoma State Cowboys

    Asking whether or not the Cowboys' success came from the renovated facilities or if the facilities came from the Cowboys' success is like asking whether the chicken or the egg came first. However, there is no doubt that this impressive facility has had a major impact on Oklahoma State's recent rise to football prominence.

  6. Floyd Casey Stadium - Home of the Baylor Bears

    Even though the Bears may not be known as a football powerhouse, you wouldn't be able to tell that by the noise of the stadium or the heart of its fans. Overall the Bears provide a great atmosphere for college football. They may not be the powerhouse of the Big 12 but if Texas or Texas A&M are in town when you're in Waco, make sure to be at Floyd Casey for you will not be disappointed.

  7. Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium - Home of the Oklahoma Sooners

    The pregame atmosphere is second to none, with tailgating tradition rivaling the heralded partiers of the Deep South. You can follow The Pride of Oklahoma marching band to the stadium as they make their way through throngs of crimson-clad fans clapping along to the fight song. Stop by the new Heisman Park with huge bronze statues of OU's five Heisman Trophy winners on your way to the Switzer Center, a shrine to more than 100 years of football glory.

  8. Jack Trice Stadium - Home of the Iowa State Cyclones

    Ames, Iowa is like many other college towns across America on football Saturdays. Fans from across the state flock to the centrally located city to cheer on their beloved Cyclones. Unfortunately for those fans, Iowa State has never been a juggernaut in football, hovering around mediocrity for the past few decades. Fair or not, that lack of success has a direct impact on the Jack Trice Stadium experience.

  9. Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium - Home of the West Virginia Mountaineers

    The atmosphere is a little hit and miss depending on the game and how the team is doing. This may be true for almost any team, but it seems to be a little extreme at WVU. The amount of people in the crowd varies widely when the team has been winning as compared to when the Mountaineers are on a losing streak. The stadium setting does not lend itself to giving a great atmosphere, so the atmosphere really depends on the students, the band and the crowd.

  10. Memorial Stadium - Home of the Kansas Jayhawks

    The redeeming aspect of the Kansas football fan experience lies in the pre-game party around the stadium. Large tents replete with high class food and drink are set up on the hill south of the stadium, and smaller tailgates are abundant in grass on Memorial's other sides and front lawns of the surrounding neighborhood.

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