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2015 FBS College Football Stadium Experience Rankings

By Paul Swaney -- January 03, 2016 8:21 PM EST


This season, we visited 56 of the 128 FBS college football stadiums to provide updated coverage. We'll continue to visit each FBS stadium every 2-3 years to ensure we have updated information for sports travelers. Our ranking of the stadium experiences in college football is based on the rating of our official correspondents. We've included the food & beverage inside the stadium, the overall atmosphere, the neighborhood where the stadium resides, the fans, access to and inside the stadium , overall return on investment, and an "extras" category for any unique features not covered adequately in our other categories. Where ties exist, we use the ratings of our members. We encourage you to share your experiences and opinions of any venues you've visited.

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

    Going to a game at Notre Dame Stadium is an iconic experience that every college football fan should take part in. Built in 1930, Notre Dame Stadium seats 80,795 for football. The stadium has been the home to nine of the 11 teams that have won the National Championship for Notre Dame, including in the stadium’s inaugural season. The stadium has a classic bowl shape and there are few bad seats in the place. Recent expansions have done little to detract from the game day experience here. Touchdown Jesus is still visible from parts of the upper areas of the stadium, even with the new scoreboard.

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

    This is the place to be on a Saturday afternoon. The fans, the city of Tuscaloosa, the food, and the game itself make Bryant-Denny Stadium a very enjoyable experience. The people in Alabama love the Crimson Tide and they know how fortunate they are to have a team that wins consistently. This stadium is a must-see if you are a fan of college football or just fan of sports in general.

  3. Ohio Stadium - Home of the Ohio State Buckeyes

    The Ohio State Buckeyes were the winner of the first College Football Playoff, taking the 2014 title as the fourth seed and bringing the program and the B1G back to the forefront of the sport, after several years of southern domination. This is only fitting, because Ohio Stadium, home of the Buckeyes, is one of the best sporting destinations in the land and the team on the field often matches the overall game day experience.

  4. 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.

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

    The amazing atmosphere at Kyle Field begins the day before as Aggies fans migrate to College Station for Midnight Yell practice. This is something that you should include in your trip when planning a trip to College Station. Midnight Yell practice is similar to a pep rally. However, this Aggie tradition led by the Yell Leaders (Texas A&M doesn't incorporate the typical college cheerleaders) introduces the student body to any new yells or changes to existing yells.

  6. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium - Home of the Navy Midshipmen

    There is a great sense of tradition at a Navy football game. There are memorials scattered all over the stadium. Class honors and battle names are evident nearly everywhere. The battle names on the front of the seating sections is unique as they honor the many battles fought for American freedom.

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

    It's hard to match the pageantry and tradition of Longhorn football fans. Anyone who has watched college football is familiar with the iconic 'Hook 'em Horns' hand signal. It's quite a sight to see a stadium of 100k+ pumping the signal high in unison during the Texas fight song.

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

    Jones AT&T Stadium is a great looking stadium from the outside, with beautiful brickwork, and is a ton of fun on the inside, with a great crowd, good sight lines, and lots of fun traditions.

  9. McLane Stadium - Home of the Baylor Bears

    Like every great college football game, the atmosphere begins outside the stadium. This means tailgating. However, Baylor University now provides what only a few campuses can to their game day atmosphere and that is "Sail-gating." Tailgaters get to set up tents throughout the stadium grounds parking and on the shores of the Brazos River.

  10. Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium - Home of the Florida State Seminoles

    Tradition is the cornerstone of a great college football program. It is an energy that is fueled by the success of those who contribute to history. If you walk around the campus of Florida State University, Bobby Bowden will be the most prevalent history lesson. There is even a statue commemorating his accomplishments outside Doak S. Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida, where Bobby Bowden field resides.

  11. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium - Home of the Florida Gators

    The 90,000 fans maintain their support for the Gators, even against teams they should crush, but there are no boos, no insults aimed at the players, refs, or coaches, and when they game is on the line and it is up to the defense to make a game saving stop, the noise is so loud that you get to the point that you can no longer hear.

  12. Jordan-Hare Stadium - Home of the Auburn Tigers

    Jordan-Hare Stadium is one of the best places to watch a college football game in the country. The stadium is big, the fans are enthusiastic and there's plenty of food to enjoy. If you're a fan of college football, then you need to make the trip to the Plains in the near future.

  13. Autzen Stadium - Home of the Oregon Ducks

    Oregon at one point set a record for crowd noise at over 120 decibels. That's louder than standing next to a jet engine. ESPN analyst Lee Corso once said that "Autzen Stadium is the loudest stadium per person that I've ever been in in my entire life."

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

    Get ready for southern football pageantry and just flat out noise. The in-game atmosphere at Williams-Brice is rapidly becoming one of the best in all of football. There are certain traditions that every true college football fan should have on their bucket list. Tailgating on the river at Tennessee, dotting the "I" at Ohio State, the Midnight Yell at Texas A&M are some of these, and you'll want to make sure 2001/Sandstorm at Williams-Brice is on your list.

  15. Stanford Stadium - Home of the Stanford Cardinal

    Stanford football is one of the most successful programs over the last few years in college football, especially the PAC-12. The experience on game day is also one of the best there is. The stadium’s location, fan base, and overall aesthetics make for a remarkable experience in a picturesque setting for fans to flock to.

  16. Memorial Stadium - Home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers

    Known as the “sea of red” due to the fans wearing red, Memorial Stadium was named to honor all the Nebraskans who served in the wars throughout the history of the United States. The stadium features many statues and inscriptions by Hartley Burr Alexander, former Nebraska professor of philosophy.

  17. Tiger Stadium - Home of the LSU Tigers

    It's quite a sight to see 103,000+ fans fill Tiger Stadium and yell in support of their defense. If you're an opposing fan, expect to hear endless "Tiger Bait" and "LSU, LSU, LSU" chants in your direction as you make your way to the stadium and while you're inside. The student section is particularly rowdy. Not a down goes by without the student section joining together in unison in a chant or hand gesture.

  18. Carter-Finley Stadium - Home of the North Carolina State Wolfpack

    When you travel down Tobacco Road, there is no question that basketball is king. Duke, UNC, and NC State all have tremendous basketball traditions. Out of those three, NC State probably embraces football the most, as seen in their stadium. Over the last decade, the school has worked hard to make the stadium the best that it can be. In response, the fans really get behind the team and make Carter-Finley Stadium a great place to be on Saturday.

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

    The highlight for many fans comes as several Cadet Paratroopers jump from a helicopter, delivering the game ball and flags to Michie Stadium. Once the parachuters arrive, the Army football team takes the field, accompanied by the Army Rabble Rousers, mascots, American flag, and the week's unit flag. Every week the team honors a different unit by wearing their patch on the game jerseys. As the team takes the field, they head over to the cadet seating section, where the team and fans salute each other before the game begins.

  20. Kidd Brewer Stadium - Home of the Appalachian State Mountaineers

    Carved into the hillside, at an elevation of 3,333 feet., lies the picturesque environs of Kidd Brewer Stadium, home of the three-time FCS National Champion Appalachian State Mountaineers. Affectionately known as “The Rock”, Kidd Brewer Stadium is known not only for the amazing surroundings that serve as a testament that this stadium is located at a higher elevation than any other football stadium east of the Mississippi, but also for being one of the toughest home turfs in America for opposing teams.

  21. Albertsons Stadium - Home of the Boise State Broncos

    There are lots of myths about the turf itself – everything from birds dying in scores by diving headfirst on to the turf, to it being an unfair advantage for Boise State to play in their traditional all blue uniforms at home. The Blue is one of Boise’s most popular places to see.

  22. Rose Bowl - Home of the UCLA Bruins

    Arguably the most storied stadium in all of college football, the Rose Bowl is an iconic structure to any college football fan. The Rose Bowl has been the site of as many classic college football moments as any venue in the country, from Wallace Wade’s Alabama team winning their first National Championship 20-19 over Washington, to Wisconsin’s near 28 point comeback in 1963 against Southern Cal, to Vince Young’s classic National Championship performance for Texas in 2006. The stadium has also hosted a World Cup final, five Super Bowls, Summer Olympics events, every iconic band that you can think of and many, many more events.

  23. Sanford Stadium - Home of the Georgia Bulldogs

    Sanford Stadium has everything a college football fan needs to have the ultimate experience. From the food and the band to the mascot and the city of Athens, Sanford Stadium is never a bad experience.

  24. 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.

  25. Memorial Stadium - Home of the Clemson Tigers

    From John Heisman to Howard's Rock, Clemson Tigers football is steeped in history and tradition. While it may not be successful at the same level of some of the top programs in the nation historically, it clearly ranks as a big-time college football program, with an abundance of the quintessential items that make college football so great.

  26. Jerry Richardson Stadium - Home of the Charlotte 49ers

    One of the best features of Jerry Richardson Stadium may eventually vanish. The stadium has, for lack of a better term, a "low profile", meaning that all of the beauty of the surrounding campus is easily visible throughout the facility. The stadium was built with the idea that it would eventually be expanded, which is a blessing and a curse. The good news is that the expansion would bring more of the large program trappings, but it would also remove the openness and sense of connection to the campus of the existing structure.

  27. Davis Wade Stadium - Home of the Mississippi State Bulldogs

    Bulldog fans have a long tradition of bringing cowbells to Mississippi State games and ringing them throughout the game. At one point, they literally rang them throughout the game, and the SEC finally banned them as best they could.

  28. Heinz Field - Home of the Pittsburgh Panthers

    Even though Heinz Field is more than seven miles from the University of Pittsburgh's campus, the University does its best to create an on-campus feel for Panthers games. They offer an extensive set of pregame activities beginning three hours prior to the kickoff. Heinz Field is a first class football stadium, and the Panthers benefit from this riverside location.

  29. Falcon Stadium - Home of the Air Force Falcons

    The backdrop at Falcon Stadium is one of the best in all of college football. Pikes Peak, Cheyenne Mountain, and other mountains in the Rocky Mountain range are visible from varying points in the stadium. Best views of these can be seen in the southeastern or southwestern ends of the stadium.

  30. Camp Randall Stadium - Home of the Wisconsin Badgers

    A Badgers game is a unique experience for any college football fan. Wisconsin is a football-crazed state full of beer and brats, so it almost goes without saying that a fall Saturday in Madison is special. Camp Randall is packed between buildings and frat houses in the southern part of the city, giving it a very urban feel as you walk the streets past crowded parking lots and overflowing bars blasting music. Why not grab a brat and a frosty beverage and enjoy the scene?

  31. TCF Bank Stadium - Home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers

    Seven years into the Gophers' tenure at TCF Bank Stadium, the venue has come through in one huge way for longtime fans: Saturday always feels like game day. Aside from tailgaters, the Metrodome was never the Gophers' true home. It always felt like they were borrowing it for four hours a week. At TCF Bank Stadium, there's more convenient tailgating, better interaction with the players in the form of the Gophers Victory Walk into the stadium two-and-a-half hours before the game, and the seats are much better. As a modern stadium, there are very good views of the field and of the Minneapolis skyline, something that was not possible on either front at the old place.

  32. Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium - Home of the East Carolina Pirates

    The student section, or "Boneyard," takes up most of the south end zone, and for good reason. The students show up in full force for almost every game and can always be heard. For this reason, much of the stadium's atmosphere is centered around the Boneyard.

  33. Beaver Stadium - Home of the Penn State Nittany Lions

    Lee Corso from ESPN says that a game day at Beaver Stadium is one of the best places in America. The atmosphere varies with the time of kickoff and quality of opponent. At least once per season, Penn State has an 8pm kickoff under the lights, and fans are encouraged to wear all white. This creates an awesome "White-Out" atmosphere on TV and it's even better live in the stadium.

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

    Many of USC’s storied traditions continue inside the hallowed walls of the Coliseum and any fan of collegiate football owes it to themselves to take in a game in one of the more historic venues in all of college football.

  35. Lane Stadium - Home of the Virginia Tech Hokies

    Lane Stadium has "it." That magic that makes the goosebumps rise up on your arms and opposing teams tremble, that's "it." Heavyweights like ESPN have rated it one of (if not the top) toughest places to play in the country, and with good reason. From the first chords of "Enter Sandman" to the final whistle and beyond, Lane Stadium rocks.

  36. 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. Times were never sweeter for CU fans than when Folsom Field served as host to Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam, star quarterback Kordell Stewart and the 1990 National Championship team.

  37. Bobby Dodd Stadium - Home of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

    Atlanta may be college football's biggest market, and Georgia Tech resides in the heart of it. Opening its doors in September of 1913, Bobby Dodd is the oldest FBS stadium in the country and definitely has a classic college football feel to it. Like something out of a "rah-rah" 1920's football film, this place makes you feel like you've gone back in time.

  38. Arizona Stadium - Home of the Arizona Wildcats

    There are very few strong fan traditions at Arizona football games. The one that everyone knows is jingling your keys in the air prior to each and every kickoff during the game, but this is going away for the game's opening kick. Arizona is trying to take Texas A&M's "sway" and make it their own. Also, after the 1st quarter, a U of A chant goes throughout the entire stadium. After the third quarter, "Shout" is played up on the video board, and the students love it. It definitely gets the crowd pumped up heading into the fourth quarter.

  39. Nippert Stadium - Home of the Cincinnati Bearcats

    After construction forced Bearcats football to spend a year away from the Cincinnati campus at Paul Brown Stadium, the 2015 season saw the program return to a new and improved version of its 91 year-old stadium.

  40. Neyland Stadium - Home of the Tennessee Volunteers

    No one can debate all the positives Neyland has to offer. The tailgating scene is one of the most unique and relaxing in college football. Whether you're walking Cumberland Avenue, grilling a few feet from the Tennessee River or enjoying cocktails on a boat just outside the stadium, Knoxville offers a spectacular gameday experience before and after the game. Fans are friendly and won't hesitate to engage in some hospitable conversation with visitors. Inside the stadium expect noise, even if the stadium isn't sold out. The enclosed structure keeps noise inside, and even a crowd of 90,000 on a bad sales day is large enough to be louder than most stadiums in the country.

  41. Reser Stadium - Home of the Oregon State Beavers

    The student section is down in front, which makes things very loud for the visiting team. Reser is very much underrated as far as home field advantage is concerned. Taking in a football game at Reser Stadium is a top notch experience. Good fans, good atmosphere, it has the total package for the football fan.

  42. Veterans Memorial Stadium - Home of the Troy Trojans

    Troy does a great job of generating an atmosphere around the game. About two hours before the game kicks off, the Troy University band (The Sound of the South) leads the team through the tailgate area for the Trojan Walk, as the fans send their final well-wishes to the team before the game. In addition to the tailgate area, the school sets up a kids play area on the baseball field for EVERY game. It is filled with bounce houses and games to entertain the little ones. In the game itself, one of the finest bands in the south strikes up again, filling the stadium with sounds to pump up the crowd and cheer the Trojans on to victory. Don't leave your seat at halftime - you'll want to stick around for the show then, too!

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

    The atmosphere at Husky Stadium is unique. Lake Washington can be seen from the upper deck. Boats, yachts, and kayaks can be seen at the edge of the lake. In the distance, the Seattle skyline can be seen from the upper deck. The Space Needle is an interesting looking building and fun to look at it and the skyline during breaks on the field.

  44. Mackay Stadium - Home of the Nevada Wolf Pack

    These fans are engaged throughout, keeping the same level of energy from start to finish. The fans in the south end zone stomp their feet just as loud in the first quarter as in the fourth and everyone has the same response to defensive third-down situations. The metal bleachers play a prominent role in the noise level as the fans really bang on them with their feet. Chants of N-E-V-A-D-A and "that's a Wolf Pack...FIRST DOWN" are typical responses for plays throughout.

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

    The view from any seat is the stadium is wonderful. The south end zone is usually general admission, while the northeast 200 section and northwest 400 section is for visitors. The north end zone is usually where the visiting spirit group and band are located. The atmosphere can vary, but being at any Horned Frog football game is well worth the trip.

  46. Kinnick Stadium - Home of the Iowa Hawkeyes

    The true atmosphere of a Hawkeyes game occurs before you enter the stadium where the parking lots are jammed and tailgating is the name of the game. Hawkeyes fans enjoy their tailgating. Even games that begin at 11:00am local time, don't prohibit large groups from having a good time. It's no surprise that Iowa topped the 2013 Princeton Review as the top party school in the nation.

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

    RES is a great place to watch a football game, and there is plenty of excitement both inside and outside the stadium, including the Ute Walk and Olympic Cauldron Park. Fans who arrive at least 2 ½ hours early can watch the marching band lead the team down 500 South to the stadium, accompanied by the Spirit Team, a group of cheerleaders who hand out t-shirts and other souvenirs to their adoring fans during the walk.

  48. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium - Home of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

    WKU's alumni base is strong, and the fans are very knowledgeable. There are schools within an hour's drive that would kill for the alumni pride and support that WKU possesses. Big Red is one of the premier mascots in all of college athletics. It's not hyperbole to say Big Red has put WKU in the national conscience. They've always had a history with NCAA basketball diehards, but he's put the school on the national and international map. A perennial nominee for the Capital One Mascot Challenge each year, Big Red gives the school a great identity, although his is still debated across the Ohio Valley. He supposedly embodies the spirit of all the fans in one large red "blot" and does a great job of it.

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

    A major renovation was completed just in time for the kickoff to the 2015 season. Coming at a price tag of $60 million, the entire south end of the stadium, once an open grass field, was enclosed with permanent seating with both upper and lower bowls. Another massive video board was also added on the south end. The latest renovation increased capacity to 61,500 and connected the east and west concourses. With its higher capacity, Jack Trice Stadium is the third largest stadium in the Big 12 Conference.

  50. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Home of the Memphis Tigers

    Constructed originally in 1965, Liberty Bowl Stadium was built as a memorial to World War I, World War II and the Korean War veterans. Though the stadium was originally built to attract the Liberty Bowl game to Memphis, it has also serves as a faithful off-campus home to Memphis Tiger football.

  51. Memorial Stadium - Home of the Indiana Hoosiers

    The classical looking horseshoe-shaped stadium incorporates synthetic turf and features a giant limestone boulder at the player’s entrance of the end zone that is nicknamed “Hep’s Rock” after former coach Terry Hoeppner who began a tradition of players touching the rock before every game. In fact, a lot of the stadium was built out of limestone from nearby southern Indiana rock quarries. Memorial Stadium may not get the same appreciation compared to other notable Big Ten stadiums, but if you are in Bloomington, Indiana, then a day at Memorial Stadium, coupled with spending time in town, is a win-win situation for any stadium traveler.

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

    The Pride of Oklahoma marching band is great throughout the game and at halftime, and the TV monitors and radio broadcast airing in the concession areas is great if you are the type of fan who hates to miss a snap. Also, the Sooner Schooner has to be one of the most interesting and unique mascots in college football.

  53. Sam Boyd Stadium - Home of the UNLV Rebels

    Besides the Vegas imagery, you will also see the mascot, Hey Reb, being chauffeured around in a red and black car decorated with Rebels logos. He drives around the parking lots before the game to help rev up the crowd, and rides around again just before kickoff when he leads the team onto the field - the second time is much better, because this time there are actually five cars, the first one sporting a giant UNLV flag, and the others bearing flags with the letters U, N, L, and V. These flags won't be seen again, though - while at most stadiums, the cheer squad runs around with their flags after every home team score, here at Sam Boyd Stadium, they shoot off red and white confetti instead.

  54. Paulson Stadium - Home of the Georgia Southern Eagles

    The Georgia Southern Eagles football program recently transitioned to the FBS, and they are now bowl-eligible. They play their home games at Paulson Stadium, which now seats 25,000, thanks to expansions made during the transition. Built in 1984, the stadium is known as both the "Prettiest Little Stadium in America" (coined by former coach Erk Russell), as well as "Our House" (due to the extreme home-field advantage the stadium enjoys).

  55. Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium - Home of the Arkansas Razorbacks

    A day in and around the stadium promises to be a festive occasion, often starting several hours before kickoff at the epicenter of tailgating activities: a portable colony of white tents located directly north of the stadium affectionately known as “The Pit.” Here and everywhere, fans are decked out in white and various shades of red, ready to “call those Hogs” at a moment’s notice.

  56. FAU Stadium - Home of the Florida Atlantic Owls

    While Florida Atlantic University may not exactly be known for being a top notch FBS football school, the stadium in which they play certainly doesn’t mirror the program’s outward appearance. The Owls have only been bowl eligible on a couple of occasions, and while they have indeed tasted victory in them before (2007 New Orleans Bowl and 2008 Motor City Bowl), most people pass FAU football off as an also-played program. But do not let this second-tier status deter you from venturing to Palm Beach County for a quality afternoon of college football. FAU Stadium is beautiful, clean, impressive, comfortable, and family friendly in all respects while remaining easy to access from major highways.

  57. Vaught-Hemingway Stadium - Home of the Mississippi Rebels

    There is no mistaking that Vaught-Hemingway is home to an SEC football program and a school where football is king. Fans usually do not arrive too early before kickoff because of the allure of the famous Grove, perhaps the tailgating king of college football. When they do arrive, they are very rowdy. Students remain standing for the entire game most Saturdays and positive plays are greeted with stadium-shaking celebrations.

  58. Alamodome - Home of the UTSA Roadrunners

    The atmosphere for a Roadrunners game at the Alamodome is unexpectedly electric. Expect to see a full lower bowl with a few fans in the upper deck on the west side. Being in a dome the fan noise is enhanced, but it takes a rowdy crowd to generate noise. On big plays and defensive third downs, you'll find yourself impressed with how loud it can get in the Alamodome.

  59. Foreman Field at S. B. Ballard Stadium - Home of the Old Dominion Monarchs

    Selling out every home game during their existence, Old Dominion was in the top ten of attendance in the FCS every year. Even though the stadium went through a major renovation recently, it is still somewhat antiquated and not up to par with most FBS stadiums. Plans are in the works to build a new stadium across campus with modern amenities and a larger capacity, which no doubt will please those that have a hard time getting a ticket to Norfolk’s most popular team.

  60. LaVell Edwards Stadium - Home of the BYU Cougars

    LaVell Edwards Stadium is a fine facility, and with the right opponents, provides a high-charged game day experience. Many long-rumored renovations have come to fruition as BYU is attracting more quality opponents to Provo. Now, the private school is positioning itself to leave a greater impact on those being regularly exposed to the program for the first time.

  61. Memorial Stadium - Home of the Illinois Fighting Illini

    Memorial Stadium is one of the great college football stadiums of all time. It has even been modernized in places over the year. Unfortunately until the football program is better, the fan environment is not one of the best. It really has all the potential in the world.

  62. Huskie Stadium - Home of the Northern Illinois Huskies

    The atmosphere at Huskie Stadium is pretty impressive. The staff plays fun, high-tempo, recognizable music during nearly every break in the action, so the fans are dancing for most of the game. The stadium is drenched in school spirit. There are Huskie flags, statues, banners, and signage everywhere you look.

  63. 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.

  64. Joan C. Edwards Stadium - Home of the Marshall Thundering Herd

    The most impressive entertainment at Joan C. Edwards Stadium is definitely the marching band - the white plumes on their hats contrast beautifully with their green uniforms, and the band does a lot of great formations, including a bison head, spelling out H-E-R-D, and the block "M." There is tons of green to be seen, and lots of tailgating before the game, and not just in front of the stadium, either - tents and fanatics spill out for blocks.

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

    Manhattan can finger Wildcat football as the reason many of its hotels, restaurants and shops exist, so it's no surprise that it goes nuts on game days. A purple parade of cars points the way from Interstate 70 to Snyder's stadium, rolling past Poyntz Avenue in downtown's Aggieville, past campus and the castle-like Memorial Stadium, the previous home of the Wildcats. Pulling up to the stadium, watch out for fans in camouflage K-State gear attempting to hide in plain sight. This is Western Kansas, after all. Tailgaters sway in the parking lot like wheat fields in the prairie wind, but there's no sloppy drunkenness here. The real fans know the reason we're all here is for what happens inside the stadium, not outside the gates.

  66. Waldo Stadium - Home of the Western Michigan Broncos

    The city of Kalamazoo, Western Michigan University, and Waldo Stadium combine for a solid college football game day experience. Like most venues in the MAC, you won't be left with a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience, but you'll get your money's worth. If you enjoy college football, then you'll enjoy Waldo Stadium.

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

    Even though the stadium itself is starting to show its age, the overall look of the game is very pleasing to the eye. The two buttes on each side of the stadium give a very unique background, and even dictate how the concourse is shaped in some areas. If you sit high up, the lack of the upper level on the north side gives a nice view of Tempe Town Lakes and the surrounding area.

  68. Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium - Home of the California Golden Bears

    As part of the recent renovation, Memorial Stadium reduced its capacity to 63,186 from 71,799, although the stadium had an excess of 80,000 for periods of time earlier in its history. 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.

  69. High Point Solutions Stadium - Home of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights

    High Point Solutions Stadium is located on the shores of the Raritan River. Rutgers bills itself as the Birthplace of College Football. Even though the stadium has only been around since 1994, you can feel the history of Rutgers football running throughout it. You will not be disappointed when you go out to see a Rutgers football game at High Point Solutions Stadium.

  70. Papa John's Cardinal Stadium - Home of the Louisville Cardinals

    In August of 2015, university officials approved a future expansion which will add another 10,000 seats to the north end of the stadium. The expansion will enclose the north end of the stadium as well as add more premium seating areas. The move to the ACC has fueled fan interest and this is a good sign of things to come for the Louisville program.

  71. Glass Bowl - Home of the Toledo Rockets

    The Glass Bowl has been the home for the Rockets since 1937. The stadium remains after numerous upgrades and is one of the best examples of amalgamating original architecture with modern amenities. The Rocket faithful have stayed true to their team, especially when facing their arch-rival just 20 miles south on I-75, the Bowling Green Falcons. The "Battle of I-75" has become so significant that in 1961 the University of Toledo procured an actual rocket from the U.S. Army and positioned it in such a way, that if fired, it would land on the 50 yard line in Doyt-Perry Stadium on the campus of Bowling Green State University.

  72. Carrier Dome - Home of the Syracuse Orange

    The Carrier Dome rarely sells out unless there is a marquee opponent coming to town. Attendance usually hovers around 40,000 for games with the student section being the most audible section in the stadium. The Dome installed new ribbon boards and scoreboards in 2012 that have allowed for new in-game experiences for fans. You can see your tweets and foursquare check-ins along with football stats. This is still a basketball-first venue.

  73. Gerald J. Ford Stadium - Home of the SMU Mustangs

    The game day atmosphere at Gerald J. Ford Stadium begins a few hours before kickoff with a tradition called 'The Boulevard.' It could be considered by some as the best tailgating in the Southwest. Bishop Boulevard, located in the center of the campus of Southern Methodist University, is closed down and becomes the place to be before a Mustangs game. SMU fans, alums, and students that reserve a spot on The Boulevard set up tents, grills, food tables, drinks, and some have their own flat screen TVs to keep track of other games around the nation.

  74. Faurot Field - Home of the Missouri Tigers

    Attending a Mizzou football game is a fun experience. The stadium works well and the fans are devoted to the program. The one thing that would make the experience better would be to have more things to do right around the stadium. Other than that, attending a Mizzou game is a solid college football experience.

  75. Aggie Memorial Stadium - Home of the New Mexico State Aggies

    Besides the unique aesthetics, the staff also plays lots of fun music during breaks in the action, and following every NMSU kickoff, Striking the Wonder Dog (a border collie) runs onto the field to retrieve the kickoff tee, which the fans really seem to enjoy. Fans also ring cowbells (which are sold at the team store) during opposing third downs (and at other times), and it is fun to listen to the announcer change it up by calling for the "third down cow bell", "rivalry cow bell", or "overtime cow bell" as occasion may require.

  76. Kenan Memorial Stadium - Home of the North Carolina Tar Heels

    Kenan Stadium has an incredibly family friendly environment that is evident when you walk in the gate. There are young children, and even a few adults, throwing around little footballs around the stadium pre and post game. Fans are incredibly dedicated to looking the part. Rarely will you find an individual walking the stadium grounds without wearing a Carolina jersey.

  77. University Stadium - Home of the New Mexico Lobos

    University Stadium has a modern feel, with premium seating on the south side, and regular seating on the north, east, and west. All of the seats are metal bleachers except the premium seating, which are plastic bucket-style seats. The mountains provide a nice backdrop, and the scoreboard above the north end zone is large enough to be seen by all fans. The east side has some nice landscaping on each end, including a stepped garden complete with local vegetation.

  78. Raymond James Stadium - Home of the South Florida Bulls

    The ship is off limits for Bulls games, the mast is raised to hide the Jolly Roger-like logo for the Bucs (though it is prominently displayed everywhere else) and police are stationed on the ship to keep visitors at-bay (no pun intended). The deck attached to the ship, however, is open to the public - and packed with plenty of fans. In addition to the deck, there are a few nice tiki bars in the north end zone as well. That whole end zone experience, which is where the student section is located, also makes a trip to Raymond James Stadium for a Bulls game more than worth it.

  79. KellyShorts Stadium - Home of the Central Michigan Chippewas

    Overall, Kelly/Shorts Stadium provides a good game day atmosphere. There is a strong tailgate scene, good marching band, reasonable prices, and usually a pretty good product on the field, making this one of the better game day experiences in the MAC.

  80. Hard Rock Stadium - Home of the Miami (FL) Hurricanes

    While the struggles of the University of Miami football program have been well documented over the last few years, one thing is constant. The game day experience is a small look into Miami’s sports and party scenes. It can be either one of the most incredibly electric college football experiences, or it can result in a sad vision of what was once a proud program in South Florida.​ With the renovations to Sun Life Stadium, however, come a renewed life to the UM football fan experience, one that was much needed. What was once the state-of-the-art home of football in Miami had sunk into a dull period of time that saw it look less and less like a quality sports facility.​

  81. Dix Stadium - Home of the Kent State Golden Flashes

    Dix Stadium is a great add to any Northeast Ohio sports or football fan's bucket list. The charm and energy of downtown Kent along with the political and cultural history of the school make Kent State football a welcome addition to any stadium journey.

  82. Ryan Field - Home of the Northwestern Wildcats

    Built in 1926, Northwestern University’s Ryan Field is the oldest football stadium in the Chicago area that does not have a flying saucer on top of it. A 1996 renovation added a few upgrades, but the look and feel are largely unchanged from the early days of college football – falling somewhere between historic and decrepit in terms of character.

  83. Memorial Stadium - Home of the Kansas Jayhawks

    Memorial Stadium at the University of Kansas is one of the oldest stadiums in the country, and is the third oldest college football stadium west of the Mississippi. Built in 1920 as a memorial to University of Kansas students who died in World War I, it has been the home to the Jayhawks football team for nearly 100 years. One amazing bit of history about the construction of Memorial Stadium is that John Wooden, future genius basketball coach at UCLA, briefly worked on the building crew during his journey west. Although the Jayhawks are not famed for their football prowess, NFL Hall of Fame players Gayle Sayers and John Riggins both suited up in the Crimson and Blue and played their homes games in Memorial Stadium.

  84. Vanderbilt Stadium - Home of the Vanderbilt Commodores

    The introduction of the players is very exciting. The stadium blows a very loud foghorn that echoes through the large buildings of downtown Nashville, making for a really cool scene as the players run onto the field. The Vanderbilt band does a great job of setting the tone for a college football game in the South. They almost get as amped up as the players do when kickoff is approaching.

  85. BB&T Field - Home of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons

    BB&T Field (formerly Groves Stadium) is located in Winston-Salem, NC, and opened in 1968. With a capacity of 31,500, it is the smallest stadium in the ACC, as well as the smallest venue among the FBS Big 5 conferences. The stadium has received numerous upgrades and renovations in the past decade, and is now a stylish, modern stadium with beautiful brickwork and an impressive six-story press box, known as Deacon Tower.

  86. Ross-Ade Stadium - Home of the Purdue Boilermakers

    Ross-Ade Stadium has been bringing crowds to central Indiana to cheer on the Purdue Boilermakers since 1924. Located in West Lafayette, just across the Wabash River from its sister city of Lafayette, Ross-Ade Stadium provides quality Big Ten football in a classic college town. The stadium was originally built into the earth as a three-sided bowl, but expansions over the years have kept this venue very modern. The most recent renovation was completed in 2003 and resulted in a capacity of 62,500. This renovation gave the Ross-Ade Stadium a very imposing 4-level club and press box, which is now the focal point of many fan photos taken at a Purdue game.

  87. TDECU Stadium - Home of the Houston Cougars

    In 2014, the University of Houston unveiled their brand new football stadium, replacing the venerable old Robertson Stadium. The venue cost $120 million to construct, and was ready for opening day in 2014, when 40,755 packed the 40,000 seat stadium to see the Cougars lose to UTSA 27-7. The stadium features 26 suites, with an additional 42 loge boxes, which should help attract revenue to the football program. There’s no doubt that Houston loves its football team, and the new venue should go a long ways in helping the Cougars compete in the American Athletic Conference and beyond.

  88. M.M. Roberts Stadium - Home of the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

    The architecture and setting is what really catches the eye - the sleek athletic center and modern box seats in the end zones almost make you forget that most of the stadium is over 40 years old. The arches built onto the ends of the east and west stands are even carried over into the seating on the south side (which features a curved design with multiple arches). It is also pleasant to look out from the stadium onto the Southern Miss campus, which features plenty of greenery.

  89. Scott Stadium - Home of the Virginia Cavaliers

    The students often like to dress up for games. Women will wear nice dresses and men with fancy clothes and bow ties. It is not everyone, but it is noticeable. The students in t-shirts and shorts will be the ones that stand out as a bit different. The stadium is designed as a horseshoe. There is an upper and lower concourse around that horseshoe. At the open end is a large hill that is an extension of the student section. Watching a game from this hill is one of the greatest experiences in college football. The hill doesn't get as full as it may have when the program was stronger but it still is an amazing thing to experience at least once.

  90. Commonwealth Stadium - Home of the Kentucky Wildcats

    The game day tailgating scene surrounds all sides of Commonwealth Stadium for most of the day, and as kickoff inches closer, the buzz in the surrounding area builds proportionally. The parking lots are packed with tailgate parties near pop-up tents and RVs as Cat fans eat, drink, and play games in the hours leading up to the game.

  91. Maryland Stadium - Home of the Maryland Terrapins

    The stadium is very much an old school football stadium. This can be bad in terms of the aging infrastructure, but it also provides a nice platform for fan interaction. The stadium is still at heart the horseshoe shaped stadium that opened in 1953. The large press and luxury suite tower looks tacked on awkwardly, as does the massive upper decks on the north side of the stadium.

  92. UB Stadium - Home of the Buffalo Bulls

    These days, the lesser programs in college football are mostly ignored by the big media outlets, but that doesn't mean they should be ignored by sports travelers. The Buffalo Bulls are a good example of a college that gets little press but provides a great afternoon of football. Certainly the stadium has its flaws, but overall you should really enjoy an afternoon at UB Stadium.

  93. Wallace Wade Stadium - Home of the Duke Blue Devils

    With the few adjustments made over the 2015 off-season, there's already a change in atmosphere. The track is gone, and in its place are a few rows of seats. The field was slightly lowered to accommodate the new seats. This may seem like a small change, but it has a huge impact on the sightlines. Fans are closer to the action, and those in rows above can see more of an overhead view of the action.

  94. Yulman Stadium - Home of the Tulane Green Wave

    Moving back into a new stadium on campus has made a huge difference in the game day experience. The massive, impersonal atmosphere of the Superdome has been replaced by a revival of the tailgating experience and renewing of old friendships. A Tailgate Village takes up several quads throughout the campus, with amenities that compare favorably with the Grove at the Ole Miss games in Oxford. People are allowed to begin setting up their tents the night before the game to stake out a good location.

  95. JPS Field at Malone Stadium - Home of the UL-Monroe Warhawks

    Malone Stadium never sold out games, but those who attend matter most. People with young and old faces tailgate as the football team marches to the stadium with cheering fans showing their pride. The school band, "The Sound of Today," trailing the team and playing the school's fight song makes the parade complete, as fans begin to enter Malone Stadium.

  96. Joe Aillet Stadium - Home of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

    Joe Aillet Stadium installed a $2 million high definition video board and new sound system before the start of the 2009 season. The stands are in dire need of replacing. Apart from the season ticket holders' chairback seats, fans can expect a run-of-the-mill experience as far as seats go at college football stadiums. Overall, the stadium is a fine place to watch a college football game on a sunny, fall afternoon in north Louisiana.

  97. Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium - Home of the Utah State Aggies

    The fun starts before kickoff, with the team entering the field through a tunnel that spits fire. Then, Big Blue (the ox mascot complete with nose ring) rides around the field on his motorcycle. Later, t-shirts are fired into the crowd to keep the fans engaged, and the staff plays music throughout the game that fans can dance to.

  98. Bright House Networks Stadium - Home of the UCF Knights

    When the stadium opened in 2007, camera operators struggled keeping the frame steady when the crowd would get rowdy, literally causing the metal stadium to flex in tune with the jumping. Since then, renovations have limited the amount of movement, but the structural design still remains.

  99. Martin Stadium - Home of the Washington State Cougars

    Traveling to Pullman to attend a game is an event in itself. It isn't on the way to anywhere; if one ends up in Pullman they have a purpose. For thousands of fans six Saturdays a year, that purpose is to attend one of the better parties in the Inland Northwest.

  100. Bulldog Stadium - Home of the Fresno State Bulldogs

    Bulldog Stadium was opened in 1980 as Fresno State football’s home stadium as well as the host to the now defunct California Bowl. Current capacity is 41,031 which easily makes it the biggest show in town in the San Joaquin Valley in Central California. Fresno is the 5th largest city in California at over 500,000 people, so there are plenty of fans in the area to draw from. The sunken bowl stadium is known to be one of the louder mid-major stadiums in the country and with good reason.

  101. Rynearson Stadium - Home of the Eastern Michigan Eagles

    Rynearson Stadium is physically as good or better than any other stadium in the conference. Eastern Michigan is attempting to walk the tightrope between traditional college football and thinking outside the box. Rynearson has been rebranded "The Factory" in recent years, with a focus on the blue collar nature of Michigan area near Detroit. This theme permeates throughout the physical stadium and the in-game presentation. The Factory is a north-south configured stadium with two main east and west grandstands. The stadium is built into a hill so both of the open ended north and south end zones feature some nice berm areas.

  102. Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field - Home of the Connecticut Huskies

    During the game you get the standard college football experience, with lots of loud music and exhortations from the video scoreboard to cheer and make noise. The Husky band makes its presence known throughout the game, and there is solid representation from the student body. The crowd at Rentschler Field isn't one of the most rowdy you will ever find, but they don't sit on their hands, either. Special cheers include the spelling of "U-C-O-N-N" after Husky scores. This stadium can get really loud when the Huskies are rolling in a big game. The team's recent struggles have had an effect on the crowd's involvement.

  103. Johnny 'Red' Floyd Stadium - Home of the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders

    The future looks bright for the Blue Raiders, and they certainly have the stadium to generate a great home-field advantage if fans start showing a better turnout. More student support is needed to get the stadium closer to selling out, and notching up a few wins to start the conference schedule should help with that.

  104. Apogee Stadium - Home of the North Texas Mean Green

    This shiny new place is the first stadium in college football to achieve LEED Platinum status for its environmentally friendly amenities. "The Hill" is on the east side of the stadium at the top of, well, the hill. Vendors are selling food and drink, school fraternities have their tailgate parties set up complete with decorated tents and flags, the marching band is playing, local radio stations have their broadcasts going and it is a fun place to be prior to the game itself.

  105. McGuirk Stadium - Home of the UMass Minutemen

    The Minutemen made the jump to FBS beginning with the 2012 season. Their long-time on-campus home, McGuirk Stadium, did not meet the minimum standards set by the FBS. To remedy these shortcomings, the University embarked on a $20 million renovation project to bring the stadium up to minimum FBS standards. As part of these renovations, a new training facility and locker rooms were built on the north end of the stadium, the old press box demolished, a new two-level press box installed, and luxury boxes added, increasing capacity to 17,000. Even at this increased capacity, McGuirk Stadium remains the second smallest venue in FBS.

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

    The stadium can be either one of the most exciting stadiums around, or fairly quiet. It really depends on how the team is doing. The alcohol sales can make the crowd louder, especially for night games. The Pride of West Virginia (the WVU Marching Band) is a fine marching band. They play Hail West Virginia (WVU fight song) and Take Me Home Country Road, as well as marching out to the pattern of the complicated state map.

  107. CEFCU Stadium - Home of the San Jose State Spartans

    A small change has greatly upgraded the atmosphere at Spartan Stadium. A lot of the gray or taupe accents around the stadium have been painted the vibrant blue that the team uses in its uniforms. This has made a huge difference and makes it the stadium more identifiable with team that plays there. All along the very top of the seating are honorees from Spartans teams gone by. Names like Bill Walsh, Pop Warner, Jack Elway and Jeff Garcia highlight this list.

  108. Lincoln Financial Field - Home of the Temple Owls

    There is movement for an on campus football stadium for the Temple Owls. A proposed 35,000-seat facility, at a cost of $100 million, would be located behind the Liacouras Center basketball arena. It will be interesting to see how this develops as the lack of space near the urban school will make this a difficult process to undertake. An on-campus stadium would certainly help the fan and atmosphere categories of the Temple Owl football experience.

  109. Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium - Home of the Colorado State Rams

    Overall, Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium isn't glamorous, it isn't pretty, it isn't even modern. But when it's packed and rockin' it's always a fun time in Fort Collins.

  110. Sun Bowl Stadium - Home of the UTEP Miners

    Sun Bowl Stadium currently holds 51,500, but rarely fills up, given the Miners' on-field performance. It does have some unique features, including being able to see across the border into Mexico from inside the stadium.

  111. War Memorial Stadium - Home of the Wyoming Cowboys

    The atmosphere at War Memorial Stadium is fun and family friendly. The pregame tailgate at the practice facility next door has lots of free interactive games for kids to play such as football tossing, field goal kicking, and a bounce house. Inside the stadium, it seems like a basic place to watch a game.

  112. Alumni Stadium - Home of the Boston College Eagles

    Fans who are used to the lively game day scene of most FBS schools may be disappointed by the atmosphere here in Chestnut Hill. The fans who come to Chestnut Hill are, as a whole, laid-back and almost scholarly in their enjoyment of the game. This type of game day atmosphere is most fitting in New England, where big-time college football is an anomaly.

  113. Qualcomm Stadium - Home of the San Diego State Aztecs

    Qualcomm Stadium is not a great place to see college football. Heck, it's only slightly better for NFL football as the Chargers have long been interested in getting a new facility.

  114. Scheumann Stadium - Home of the Ball State Cardinals

    Scheumann Stadium opened in 1967 and since its debut has expanded to a 22,500-seat stadium for the Ball State Cardinals football program. The stadium has undergone a few changes during the last decade that included $13.7 million in renovations that resulted in a new lighting system, concession stands, FieldTurf, an enlarged press box, and a new video board. These changes have not changed the intimate atmosphere that a visitor would have when attending a football contest at Ball State. The cozy and relaxed atmosphere could be the perfect recipe for a wonderful Saturday afternoon in Muncie, Indiana.

  115. Cajun Field - Home of the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

    The Cajun culture is the main attraction for Cajun Field. The food is definitely a good way to attract people to visit and come back for more. It's worth visiting Cajun Field just for the mere fact that it invites you into such a rich culture.

  116. Aloha Stadium - Home of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

    Aloha Stadium still feels outdated as you walk the concourse, and is an eyesore from the highway. Fortunately, the variety of local treats is a positive for any food lover along with a wide variety of beer options. But since the recent demise of the University of Hawaii football program, the atmosphere and energy throughout the stadium is quite lackluster resulting in a below average fan experience.

  117. InfoCision Stadium - Home of the Akron Zips

    Opened in 2009, InfoCision Stadium is home to the University of Akron football team and it holds 30,000 fans. It replaced the almost 70-year-old Rubber Bowl, which actually holds slightly more, but was expensive to maintain, and is located six miles from campus. Because of poor on-field performance, the Zips have had trouble filling InfoCision Stadium and in 2014-15, it had the lowest average attendance of any FBS program.

  118. Riccardo Silva Stadium - Home of the Florida International Panthers

    Fans show up more because they may have friends who go to FIU and they want to hang out instead of seeing D-I football on the field. When the fans show up, FIU football can be exciting and energetic. Unfortunately, as with most sports teams in South Florida, they don’t show up, especially when the team only wins a handful of games and isn’t bowl eligible on a yearly basis.

  119. Yager Stadium - Home of the Miami (OH) RedHawks

    Somewhere among the farmlands of southwestern Ohio lies a charming college town called Oxford. You won’t be taken away by the overwhelming nature of a typical game day. What you will experience is an intimate day at Fred C. Yager Stadium that houses a program with a storied history. Built in 1983, Yager Stadium features The Cradle of Coaches, which is located at the south end of the gates. The Cradle of Coaches is a shrine to all of the famous leaders who have spent time at Miami University, including Paul Brown, Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, Sean Payton, and Jim Tressel.

  120. Ladd-Peebles Stadium - Home of the South Alabama Jaguars

    Mobile is a nice town near the gulf, and the weather is second to none, so not a bad place to take in a football game. Ladd-Peebles may not be the best venue, but it is super cheap, and if you want a better atmosphere (read: bigger crowd) you could try one of the bowl games instead. Or wait until your favorite team comes to town.

  121. Bobcat Stadium - Home of the Texas State Bobcats

    The team and the stadium are a work in progress. The move from the ranks of the FCS to the Sun Belt has given the school some credibility, along with a stadium capacity that looks more like a big-time school.

  122. Doyt L. Perry Stadium - Home of the Bowling Green Falcons

    Doyt L. Perry Stadium is a decent-looking stadium, with a few modern features, but it is not very big and does not draw a lot of fans. The fans who show up are loud, wear school colors, and are very supportive of their team, but there aren't very many of them.

  123. Peden Stadium - Home of the Ohio Bobcats

    The bite of winter from the banks of the Hocking River will chill you to the bone more than the crunch of the pads on a cold November night in Peden Stadium. Built in 1929, this historic venue is home to the Ohio University Bobcats and remains the oldest stadium in the MAC.

  124. Centennial Bank Stadium - Home of the Arkansas State Red Wolves

    Liberty Bank Stadium, home of the Arkansas State Red Wolves, mirrors the community it is nestled in, Jonesboro, Arkansas. Jonesboro, at the time the stadium was built, was a tiny, sleepy farming community nestled in Eastern Arkansas. The only action in the town was when the nearby Air Force base (now defunct) in Blytheville, AR, had events and servicemen might venture into Jonesboro for a while.

  125. Georgia Dome - Home of the Georgia State Panthers

    Because the Georgia Dome is home to the Falcons, there are a lot of red and black empty seats all over the dome, so it never really feels like it's home of the Panthers. And because of that, there is never really a home field advantage for the program.

  126. ASUI Kibbie Dome - Home of the Idaho Vandals

    When Idaho is winning, the Vandals have a loyal fan base that packs the dome and creates a very loud, intimate atmosphere for opponents. But those days are far in the past, and with years and years of struggling to win more than four games a year, the Kibbie Dome is lucky to be half full. The seats are bleacher style with only a select section on one side of the stadium having back rests.

  127. Rice Stadium - Home of the Rice Owls

    Rice Stadium was built in the heyday of Owls football, when the team regularly competed for and won the Southwest Conference championship (four titles in 12 years). That was before the NFL came to town, and the marquee games started being played across town. Today, football games at Rice are not very well attended, even in the best of years, so attending a game here is not as exciting as it once was. As a result, there is little interest in keeping the stadium up to date, since there aren’t enough fans who care.

  128. H.A. Chapman Stadium - Home of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane

    The stadium is rarely full, despite the low capacity. The fans themselves are not particularly loud, though they do pipe up at certain times in the game. The crowd is made up mostly of older alumni and season ticket holders and some families with young children. Oddly, one will have a tough time finding very many people who look like students. Unfortunately, unless a really big play is in progress, this crowd simply isn't big enough to generate much noise or excitement. In fact, there is a high probability that the small visiting section of fans will be louder than the rest of the stadium.


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