Power Ranking All 124 College Football Stadiums
When it comes to college football stadiums, for some teams it is simply not fair.
Home-field advantage is a big thing in college football, and some teams have it way more than others.
There are 124 FBS college football teams, and when it comes to the stadiums they play in, they are obviously not all created equal.
There is a monumental difference from the top teams on the list to the bottom teams on the list.
Either way, here it is: a complete ranking of the college football stadiums in 2011 from 124 to 1.
124. H.A. Chapman Stadium: Tulsa Golden Hurricanes
Starting off the list is the home of the Golden Hurricanes of Tulsa.
Also known as Skelly Field, this establishment has been around for quite some time, dating all the way back to 1930.
It is the smallest stadium in Conference USA with a capacity of 30,000, and there is just nothing special about the area of the surrounding campus or the atmosphere inside the stadium.
123. Kibbie Dome: Idaho Vandals
This is one of the more odd-looking stadiums starting from the outside and going in.
There is only one college football stadium in the country that is smaller than Kibbie Dome with a capacity of 16,000.
The Idaho Vandals play multiple sports here, including basketball, tennis and track, so the arena is not just used for football. One good thing is the fact that it is indoors to help stay away from those harsh Idaho fall months.
The stadium opened in 1971 and looks more like a large barn from the outside.
122. Bobcat Stadium: Texas State Bobcats
The Texas State Bobcats are a new team to the FBS level and clearly have their work cut out for them when it comes to facilities.
This is currently the smallest FBS Stadium, with a capacity of 15,968, but it is currently under construction that will bring the seating allotment to right at 30,000 for the upcoming season.
This season, though, it looked more like a high school stadium with the track around it. It was opened in 1981 and could certainly use the improvements.
121. Legion Field: UAB Blazers
Legion Field is one of the oldest college football stadiums, having been around since 1927.
It is home to the UAB Blazers out of Conference USA, and besides being old, it is relatively large with a seating capacity of 71,594.
A large seating capacity does not necessarily make it a good stadium, though.
At one point, this was the place to be, as it has hosted 53 Iron Bowls. Right now, though, it leaves a lot to be desired.
120. Johnny 'Red' Floyd Stadium: Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders
Like many others, this stadium is also relatively old, having opened in 1933.
There is a seating capacity here of 31,000, and like many other smaller FBS schools, this stadium and the surrounding area do not really offer up anything special for visitors.
The atmosphere here is great when the team is winning, a trait that can be applied to a lot of commuter campuses.
119. Sonny Lucick Field at Hughes Stadium: Colorado State Rams
This stadium has nothing that really makes it stand out from the rest of the stadiums in the Mountain West Conference.
It was built in 1968 and has a capacity of 34,400 people.
When the Rams are playing good, they can average at least 25,000 fans here. When this is the case, the atmosphere is not too bad.
118. Apogee Stadium: North Texas Mean Green
The North Texas Mean Green have had some decent football teams over the years, and now they have a brand new stadium to enjoy some success in.
This stadium is one of the newer in college football, having just opened in 2011.
It has a seating capacity of 30,850 and has some very unique aspects for a small college stadium.
117. Yager Stadium: Miami (OH) Redhawks
Miami (OH) has produced a lot of big-name coaches over the years. Names like Ara Parseghian and Bo Schembechler, just to name a few.
Yager Stadium is relatively new, having been built in 1983 with a seating capacity of 24,286. Like many other stadiums on the list, it looks more like a large high school stadium.
Oxford is a college town with a lot to offer, but has never been a place that has shown a great deal of support for their sports teams.
116. InfoCision Stadium: Akron Zips
When it comes to college football in Akron, everything would have to be rated slightly below-average.
Also known as Summa Field, this stadium is one of the newest in the country, having just been built in 2009. It has a seating capacity of 30,000, making it slightly on the larger side when it comes to teams in the MAC.
115. Scheumann Stadium: Ball State Cardinals
Located in Muncie, Indiana, Ball State University is a nice college town with a slightly below-average MAC Stadium.
The stadium seats 25,400 people and was built in 1967.
There is not much immediately surrounding the stadium as far as tailgating or other pregame activities go.
114. Huskie Stadium: Northern Illinois Huskies
Built in 1965 with a capacity of 24,000, Huskie Stadium has a unique college feel to it, but is extremely outdated and could use a little bit of a makeover.
While there is not much in and around the stadium, what it does offer is a solid fanbase that comes out to support their team, which is usually competitive in the MAC.
Now if the fans here just had an updated version of the place to cheer on their team.
113. Spartan Stadium: San Jose State Spartans
Spartan Stadium is the next in a long line of old, outdated stadiums that could use a little help.
It was originally opened in 1933 with a seating capacity of 30,456.
There are a lot of positives that go along with this stadium, as it is slightly above-average in nearly everything, but could use a little update sometime soon.
112. Houchens-Smith Stadium: Western Kentucky Hiltoppers
Houchens-Smith Stadium is rather small and may not be the best place to watch a college football game, but it still has some benefits.
The stadium only seats 22,000 and was built in 1968. It does not always sell out, but the team can usually get a decent crowd no matter what their record is.
One unique aspect of the stadium is the grassy area in the north end zone, where fans can enjoy the game from a different perspective.
111. ASU Stadium: Arkansas State Red Wolves
Arkansas State is one of the better teams in the Sun Belt Conference and has a slightly below-average stadium with a capacity of 30,964.
It was opened in 1974 and is middle-aged compared to other stadiums.
There is nothing really special about the stadium or the area around it.
110. Ladd-Peebles Stadium: South Alabama Jaguars
Located in Mobile, Alabama, this stadium is not only the home of the South Alabama Jaguars, but is also where the Senior Bowl is played every year, along with the GoDaddy.com Bowl.
Built in 1948, this old stadium has a seating capacity of 40,646.
It is not a bad spot for a team like South Alabama, but could certainly use a little work.
109. University Stadium: New Mexico Lobos
University Stadium is located in Albuquerque in a nice area, and if there was more inside the stadium, it would certainly be ranked higher on the list.
While the fans here are not the best, they do support their team.
The stadium was built in 1960 and has a capacity of 38,634.
108. Peden Stadium: Ohio Bobcats
This stadium is easy to get to and offers a lot of parking, which is a bonus.
It seats 24,000 and is one of the oldest stadiums in the country, having originally been built in 1929.
The Ohio Bobcats do not have the best facilities, and this certainly fits that mold. The location is great, but the crowd is usually small.
107. Wallace Wade Stadium: Duke Blue Devils
Wallace Wade Stadium is the home of the Duke Blue Devils and is the first stadium on the list for a team from a BCS Conference.
It was built in 1929, and the football team here is clearly not supported like the basketball team.
While big-name teams come to play here, the fanbase does not really seem to care too much, and the stadium is relatively old on top of that.
106. Memorial Stadium: Kansas Jayhawks
This home of the Kansas Jayhawks is ancient in terms of football stadiums.
It was originally built in 1921 and is large for its age, with a seating capacity of 50,071.
Similar to Duke, Kansas is a basketball school, and the football team clearly does not get the support from the fans that the basketball team does.
The stadium is located in a perfect college town, however.
105. Kelly Shorts Stadium: Central Michigan Chippewas
With a capacity of 30,199, Kelly Shorts Stadium is located in Mount Pleasant Michigan and is in the middle of the pack as far as MAC stadiums are concerned.
The stadium was built in 1972 and is located in a perfect college town, making the atmosphere and the surrounding area that much better.
While the stadium inside is still lacking, there are a lot of positive things going on in Mount Pleasant.
104. Superdome: Tulane Green Wave
The New Orleans Superdome is great, but for a college team like Tulane playing there, it can seem relatively empty when the game is going on.
Even if it is New Orleans, the atmosphere here is not good when the Green Wave are on the field.
Built in 1975 with a seating capacity of 72,968, this stadium is great for big games, but just not for Tulane football.
Tulane is in the process of building a 30,000-seat stadium on campus right now.
103. Qualcomm Stadium: San Diego State Aztecs
Qualcomm Stadium plays host to a number of different sporting events, including the San Diego Chargers as well as the San Diego State Aztecs.
Like a lot of the other larger stadiums that are used for professional sports, this stadium does not have that college atmosphere.
Built in 1967, this stadium has a seating capacity of 71,294.
102. Alumni Stadium: Boston College Eagles
Boston College has a beautiful campus and an excellent atmosphere. That atmosphere, however, does not translate over to the football field.
Built in 1957, Alumni Stadium has a seating capacity of 44,500 people and has a decent following.
Lack of success on the football field in recent years has probably not helped, but either way, this stadium leaves something to be desired.
101. Rynearson Stadium: Eastern Michigan Eagles
Rynearson Stadium is one of the larger stadiums when it comes to the MAC.
Built in 1969, it has a seating capacity of 30,200 and is home to the Eastern Michigan Eagles.
This stadium is strictly average across the board, but that is good enough to be in the middle of the pack as far as the MAC is concerned.
100. Lincoln Financial Field: Temple Owls
Most people know Lincoln Financial Field as the home of the Philadelphia Eagles. Well, it also plays host to the Temple Owls.
Built in 2003, this stadium is brand new as far as college fields are concerned.
It seats 68,532, but obviously does not have that college feel that many of the other stadiums have.
99. Scott Stadium: Virginia Cavaliers
The ACC seemingly lags behind other major college conferences when it comes to football stadiums.
Virginia is no different. The stadium seats 61,500 people and is a little old. It was built in 1931, and the neighborhood around it is great.
The fans are not bad, but the stadium leaves something to be desired.
98. War Memorial Stadium: Wyoming Cowboys
War Memorial Stadium is actually not a bad place to watch a college football game.
Laramie, Wyoming is a nice college town, and although the stadium is over 60 years old, having been built in 1950, it is not bad scenery on a nice day.
The seating capacity here is 32,580, and it makes for a small, compact crowd in this wide open stadium.
97. Sam Boyd Stadium: UNLV Rebels
Sam Boyd Stadium actually looks a little bigger than it really is.
It was built in 1971 and seats 36,800. It is completely enclosed with the exception of one end zone being open.
Las Vegas is not a city known to support their teams too much, but the Rebels do get what support they have to offer, making this a decent place to watch a college football game.
96. Rice-Eccles Stadium: Utah Utes
Utah is the first Pac-12 team on the list with a stadium that is almost completely enclosed.
Rice-Eccles Stadium was built in 1998, making it one of the newest college football stadiums in the country.
It holds 45,017, meaning it is on the larger side when it comes to stadiums.
Everything here is middle of the line, but not up to the standards of other Pac-12 schools.
95. Rice Stadium: Rice Owls
This stadium was built in 1950 and has been the home of the Rice Owls ever since.
It seats 47,000 people, but can be expanded to 70,000 when necessary and is one of the larger venues in Conference USA.
The stadium overall is a nice place to watch a college football game, although they are usually never near capacity and the extra seats seem unnecessary.
94. Doyt Perry Stadium: Bowling Green Falcons
Doyt Perry Stadium is actually one of the better stadiums as far as MAC schools are concerned.
It is medium-sized for a MAC school, but slightly on the lower end with a seating capacity of 23,724.
Originally built in 1966, this stadium is in a great area with fans who will come out and support their team. It has a wide open feel to it, making it a little more unique than many others.
93. FAU Stadium: Florida Atlantic Owls
FAU Stadium is the newest stadium in college football. This helped propel it so high on the list.
Like many other new stadiums that are built at non BCS schools, the seating capacity here is 30,000.
It opened last season in 2011, and there is a decent-sized fanbase here to support the team that now has their own stadium.
Not a bad place to watch a football game. The weather here is nice too.
92. Kenan Memorial Stadium: North Carolina Tar Heels
Similar to Duke and Kansas, North Carolina will always be a basketball school.
Kenan Memorial Stadium is relatively large with a capacity of 60,000, and it was originally built in 1927, making it one of the oldest stadiums in the country.
Everything here is just average, and although the Tar Heels have had some good football teams over the years, they will always be basketball first.
91. Veterans Memorial Stadium: Troy Trojans
This stadium opened in 1950 and is located in quite a small town.
It has a seating capacity of 30,000 and is actually one of the better stadiums for any team in the Sun Belt Conference.
The locals in the city support this team, as they have had some relative success on the field. The crowd seemingly sits closer to the field here, making this one of the more unique stadiums in the Sun Belt.
90. Malone Stadium: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
The state of Louisiana actually has more college football teams than many people could imagine.
Louisiana-Monroe is another in that long list. This stadium was built in 1978, so it is actually relatively new when it comes to college football stadiums. It has a capacity of 30,427 and hardly ever fills up.
The overall atmosphere here is pretty good, and the stadium is extremely easy to get to.
89. Joe Aillet Stadium: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
For some surprisingly good tailgating and a WAC game that has a lot to offer, this is the place to go.
Built in 1968, Joe Aillet Stadium seats 30,600, and while it is not always full, there is a loyal fanbase here who comes out to support their Bulldogs.
This is not a bad place to watch a game.
88. FIU Stadium: Florida International Golden Panthers
This tiny stadium is almost completely enclosed, which makes it that much better to watch a college football game.
Built in 1995, it is one of the newest stadiums around, and even though it only holds 23,500, it can get louder than a lot of other stadiums in the Sun Belt Conference.
The Golden Panthers may just have the biggest home-field advantage around.
87. Dix Stadium: Kent State Golden Flashes
Kent State has one of the best stadiums the MAC has to offer.
With a seating capacity of only 20,500, Dix Stadium is not that big, but is updated.
While it was originally built in 1969, this stadium has been well-kept, and the Golden Flashes certainly have a home field advantage in here.
All of the amenities are average at best.
86. Bulldog Stadium: Fresno State Bulldogs
Bulldog Stadium looks much larger than the 41,031 it seats.
That is possibly because there is no upper bowl. Everything is from one basic level.
It was built in 1980, and with a relatively large population in Fresno, people often fill the stadium. The atmosphere here is excellent and one of the best of any stadium so far on the list.
85. Martin Stadium: Washington State Cougars
Martin Stadium is extremely small in comparison to a lot of other Pac-12 schools.
It only seats 35,117 and was built in 1972. The atmosphere here, especially when one of the Pac-12 rivals comes to town, is excellent.
There is not much around the stadium, however, but once inside, there is no bad seat in the house.
84. Aloha Stadium: Hawaii Warriors
Aloha Stadium is home to a lot of different things, and one of them is the Hawaii Warriors.
This team loves to throw the ball around, and the fans enjoy that.
The 50,000-seat stadium was built in 1975. It can get a little loud when points are scored and is not a place that is easy for a road team to win.
The area around it is beautiful. It is Hawaii after all.
83. M.M. Roberts Stadium: Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles
Even though the stadium is very old and the seats may not be the most comfortable, this place does offer a little bit of luxury and a good place to watch a football game.
There are 33 luxury boxes located in the south end zone of this 36,000-seat stadium that was built 80 years ago in 1932 and is affectionately known as "The Rock."
A newer version of this place would be ideal, but overall, a unique college football experience can be had here.
82. Ryan Field: Northwestern Wildcats
Ryan Field is the first school from the Big Ten on the list, but that does not mean it is a bad place to enjoy a Big Ten battle.
It was built in 1926, which could have a little something to do with why it is so low on the list.
With a seating capacity of 47,130, it is the smallest stadium in the conference as well.
The views are great, but the atmosphere here is just not the same as some other schools in the conference.
81. Rentschler Field: Connecticut Huskies
With a seating capacity of 40,000, Rentschler Field is a mid-size field and is the second Big East field on the list.
It is extremely new, having just opened in 2003, as the Huskies were making the jump to an FBS program shortly before that.
The fans here love the team, even though the area around the stadium has absolutely nothing to offer. A few more winning seasons, and this stadium, along with its fans, could be climbing up the list.
80. Cajun Field: Louisiana-Lafayette Rajin' Cajuns
Another of the tiny Louisiana schools is next on the list.
Cajun Field has been around since 1971 and houses 31,000. There are not many teams in the Sun Belt Conference who can brag more about their field than the Rajun' Cajuns.
It is a college town, with most of the people around having graduated from the university. This can help make for quite a Saturday football experience.
79. Faurot Field: Missouri Tigers
This is the first SEC stadium on the list, and they are a newcomer to the conference.
Faurot Field houses 68,349 people and has been around forever, originally opening up in 1926.
Everything here is just average when it comes to the food and atmosphere. It will likely be a relatively easy road trip for a lot of SEC teams compared to what some of the other stadiums in the conference have to offer.
78. Davis Wade Stadium: Mississippi State Bulldogs
Davis Wade Stadium could be considered tiny when it comes to other SEC stadiums.
Built in 1914, it is one of the oldest stadiums out there, with a seating capacity of 55,082. It underwent major renovations about 10 years ago, and while it is still not up to par with some of the larger SEC stadiums, it is improving.
The unique thing about David Wade Stadium is the cowbells that constantly ring out. The atmosphere here is the best of any stadium so far on the list.
77. Carrier Dome: Syracuse Orange
The Carrier Dome is perhaps better known as the largest college basketball arena in the country.
When it comes to football, it is much less known, but is not a bad place to see a game.
With a seating capacity of 49,262, it is middle of the pack as far as Big East schools are concerned.
Built in 1980, this dome has an excellent atmosphere when the Orange are good.
76. UB Stadium: Buffalo Bulls
This stadium is large by MAC standards with a seating capacity of 29,013 and is relatively new, having been built in 1993.
Buffalo is a newcomer to FBS, and this stadium is one of the best in the MAC.
While everything here is average, the $15 price of a game ticket makes this one of the best deals in the country.
There are a lot of positives as far as this stadium is concerned.
75. Sun Bowl Stadium: UTEP Miners
Originally opening its doors in 1963, this 51,500-seat stadium is home to the Sun Bowl every year, and also the UTEP Miners.
There is beautiful scenery in the surrounding area, and this stadium is a great place to take in a football game, as there is not a bad seat in the house.
It is almost shaped like a bowl and is one big level.
74. Arizona Stadium: Arizona Wildcats
Arizona Stadium is known for being loud, and that it certainly is. As far as the rest of the stadium goes, it is average at best.
The stadium is extremely old and was originally built in 1928. It now has a seating capacity of 57,803, and if it was larger, it would be much higher on the list.
While it can get loud and the atmosphere is great, the place is slightly outdated to be ranked any higher.
73. Michie Stadium: Army Black Knights
Built in 1924, Michie Stadium is one of the older stadiums around.
It has that old feel to it and has beautiful scenery in the surrounding area. The stadium, however, leaves a lot to be desired and is outdated to say the least.
Still, the tradition and other interesting aspects of the stadium make it middle of the pack on this list.
72. Reser Stadium: Oregon State Beavers
This medium sized stadium was built in 1953 and seats 45,674. It does offer an excellent home-field advantage for the Beavers, however.
The atmosphere here is great, and it can get really loud, but with the Oregon State team struggling the past few seasons, there is not much to cheer about in here.
Still, a nice venue to take in a game.
71. Glass Bowl: Toledo Rockets
The Glass Bowl is the cream of the crop when it comes to MAC stadiums.
It was originally built in 1936 and seats 26,248, which is on the higher end as far as MAC standards are concerned.
The outside almost looks like visitors are walking into a fort. The atmosphere here is very good, and things can get a little rowdy on gameday.
70. Commonwealth Stadium: Kentucky Wildcats
Kentucky is certainly a basketball school, but they have a decent football stadium as well.
Built in 1973 with a capacity of 67,606, Commonwealth Stadium has played host to some major upsets.
It is not nearly as loud as the other SEC fields, but the people here love their Wildcats and be prepared to endure a sea of blue when visiting Lexington.
69. Robertson Stadium: Houston Cougars
There is not a lot of seating here, as the stadium only holds 32,000, and it is starting to age a little bit, as it is now 70 years old, having been built in 1942.
There are, however, a lot of positives in Robertson Stadium.
The stadium is usually packed, and the fans can get very rowdy. A relaxing day at a football game is not possible here.
68. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium: Memphis Tigers
This stadium is rather oddly-shaped and is home to the Memphis Tigers.
Built in 1965 with a capacity of 62,380, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is great. It seems very well updated, and it kept up nicely.
Everything is excellent, except not a lot of fans show up to root on their Tigers. With a little more support, this stadium could be much higher on the list.
67. High Point Solutions Stadium: Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers has come a long way over the past two decades, and it all started when this stadium was built in 1994.
It seats 52,454 and is bigger than a lot of other stadiums in the Big East.
The Rutgers campus is huge, and when the football team is good, this is an excellent place to watch a football game.
A game is not complete without the "R-U" chant ringing throughout.
66. Aggie Memorial Stadium: New Mexico State Aggies
This stadium may not seem like much, but has an atmosphere and a feel to it that is different from a lot of places.
It was built in 1978 and seats 30,343. What makes Aggie Memorial Stadium stand out is how nice it is compared to a lot of others.
Even though it is 35 years old, it has been kept up nice, and if the Aggies can find their winning ways, a lot of the fans will come back to cheer them on.
65. Vanderbilt Stadium: Vanderbilt Commodores
Vanderbilt Stadium is old and worn down. It was built in 1922 and is the smallest stadium in the SEC as far as seating capacity goes.
Only 39,790 fans can fit inside the stadium.
Usually, the Commodores are not good enough to even support that few people, but things may be changing for a program that looks to be on the rise.
64. Sun Life Stadium: Miami (FL) Hurricanes
Sun Life Stadium is probably more widely known as being home to the Miami Dolphins, and also the Orange Bowl.
The Miami Hurricanes also call this place home. It has been around since 1987 and seats 76,500.
The atmosphere here is average as best, and the stadium is kind of located in a not-so-great residential area.
Still, this is Miami, so the weather is nice, and the place can get loud at times.
63. Memorial Stadium: Illinois Fighting Illini
Memorial Stadium is another of those old facilities with bleacher seating.
It was built in 1923 and seats 62,872. The Fighting Illini have not been too good in recent years, but the stadium is usually packed with a sea of orange.
The surrounding area is great, but everything inside is average and on the lower end of the scale as far as Big Ten goes.
62. Raymond James Stadium: South Florida Bulls
Raymond James Stadium is an excellent place to watch and NFL game. As far as college goes, though, it is average.
Built in 1998 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, this stadium is very new compared to other college fields.
It seats 66,321, and there is not a bad seat in the house. It has an open feel to it so visitors can enjoy the nice Tampa weather.
Overall, not a bad place; just not with as much of a college atmosphere as other stadiums.
61. Floyd Casey Stadium: Baylor Bears
Floyd Casey Stadium was built in 1950 with a seating capacity of 50,000.
Perhaps the best aspect about the older stadium is the fans. They fill up the place and bring quite an atmosphere to the stadium.
It has been renovated multiple times, as recently as 2004, and that is keeping it up to date and in the middle of this list.
60. Romney Stadium: Utah State Aggies
Built in 1968, this stadium only has a seating capacity of 25,513, but what sets this stadium apart from many others is the beautiful surrounding area.
There are mountains in the background, making this a perfect place to come for a late-afternoon game as the sun sets.
The atmosphere inside is not bad as well, and the isolated town of Logan makes for a nice place to watch a game.
59. Gerald J. Ford Stadium: SMU Mustangs
This horseshoe shaped stadium was built in 2000 with a seating capacity of 32,000.
The stadium is actually located right in downtown Dallas and has the atmosphere of a more eastern campus than those in the south.
One of the standout aspects of this stadium is the SMU band known as the "Hub of SMU Spirit."
58. BB&T Field: Wake Forest Demon Deacons
There are not a lot of tiny stadiums in the country with an atmosphere quite like the 31,500-seat BB&T Stadium.
Even though it is small in size, with such an excellent atmosphere, this stadium built in 1968 cracks the top 60 on the list.
All of the features of the stadium are updated, and it has a newer feel even though it is nearly 50 years old.
Certainly one of the most unique in the ACC.
57. Falcon Stadium: Air Force Falcons
Even though it may not look like it, this stadium seats 46,692. It was built in 1962 and has the most amazing backdrop of any college football stadium.
While Utah State has quite a background outside of their stadium, the Rocky Mountains surrounding Falcon Stadium are simply superb.
The stadium is 6,620 feet above sea-level, making it the second-highest of all the stadiums. There is a lot to see in and around the stadium here that makes the experience something to remember.
56. Folsom Field: Colorado Buffaloes
Located in the middle of the beautiful campus of Colorado, Folsom Stadium is one of the older facilities in the country, having been around since 1924.
It seats 53,750 and has gone through a few improvements and expansions over the years, allowing it to stay updated.
There are big-screen televisions on each end of the field, something a lot of stadiums do not have. A six-story press box has also recently been added.
55. Williams-Brice Stadium: South Carolina Gamecocks
Williams-Brice Stadium is one of the larger stadiums in the country, with a seating capacity of 80,250. Built in 1934, it is also relatively old as far as stadiums are concerned.
There is a lot to experience here outside of the stadium before, during and after the game.
As one of the 20 largest stadiums in the country, this place can get a little loud, and while it is not one of the top stadiums in the SEC, there is a lot here to enjoy on a Saturday afternoon.
54. Mountaineer Field: West Virginia Mountaineers
Morgantown is a great college town, and even though the stadium only technically seats 60,000, there has been more than 70,000 at a home game before.
For the past 40 years, they have played John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" at every home game. The fans here are a little rowdier than most other places in the country as well.
While loud is one word to describe the fans, hostile may be an even better adjective. A trip here is certainly a unique experience for anyone.
53. Boone Pickens Stadium: Oklahoma State Cowboys
Boone Pickens Stadium has been around since 1920 and was known as Lewis Field from 1913-1920. The capacity here is right at 60,000, and over the past 10 years, there have been a lot of renovations that have this place up to date.
There is an extremely large student section here, and they are known to hit the stadium walls with large sticks, creating quite a loud environment.
A lot of traditions take place here, from the O-S-U- chant started by a gunshot from Pistol Pete to a wave every time there is a Cowboys touchdown.
52. Lane Stadium: Virginia Tech Hokies
This stadium has more of an old school feel, as nearly all of the fans sit on bleachers in the 66,233-seat facility.
It was built in 1965, and there are a few luxury press boxes that have since been added, but for the most part, this stadium is filled with loud fans sitting on bleachers.
The fans here always show up now matter how good the Hokies are, and they are one of the loudest groups in the ACC.
51. Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium: Oklahoma Sooners
There is a lot of history and tradition as far as this football program goes, and they have an old stadium to go along with that history.
Originally built in 1925, this stadium now seats 82,112 people and is always filled to capacity.
Tailgating here is some of the best in the country, and The Pride of Oklahoma marching band leads fans into the stadium.
This is a true college football experience.
50. Heinz Field: Pittsburgh Panthers
Many people know Heinz Field as being the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but this new stadium also plays home to the Pittsburgh Panthers.
Located in downtown Pittsburgh and built in 2001, this stadium seats 65,050 people, and while it is always filled on Sundays, that is not the case every Saturday.
They still do turn out to support their Panthers, particularly when they are winning. With everything fully updated and not a bad seat in the house, this is a great place to watch any type of football game.
49. LaVell Edwards Stadium: BYU Cougars
Everything here is slightly above-average, but what helps this stadium stand out is the beautiful mountains surrounding LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Built in 1964, it seats 64,045, and the fans can be heard screaming throughout the game.
The tickets here are also priced relatively cheap compared to many other stadiums, giving fans a good bang for their buck.
48. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium: Navy Midshipmen
This tiny stadium offers visitors quite an experience at a college football game. There is so much tradition and history in the 34,000-seat stadium that anybody close must come to experience.
Built in 1959, this stadium is filled with memorials and plaques that are dedicated to those who have played and also fought.
There are also battle names located on the front of the seating sections. Not many stadiums in the country offer something as unique as Navy.
47. Amon Carter Stadium: TCU Horned Frogs
This stadium originally opened up in 1930 and only seated about 22,000 people. It has undergone numerous renovations and is currently undergoing another.
When that is complete, the stadium should hold more than 50,000 and could be even higher on the list.
With the Horned Frogs now heading into the Big 12, this stadium is likely to get even louder, and the atmosphere even better on Saturdays.
46. Waldo Stadium: Western Michigan Broncos
Far and away the best college football stadium in the MAC, Waldo Stadium only seats 30,200, but is an excellent place to take in a game.
Built in 1939, it consists of four different structures that make up the stands on all four sides.
The atmosphere inside the stadium can get loud, and the student section is rather rowdy for the big games. There is everything from lawn seating to luxury boxes here at Waldo Stadium.
45. Bobby Dodd Stadium: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Downtown Atlanta is easily visible from Bobby Dodd Stadium, and not many stadiums are older, as Bobby Dodd is entering its 100th season, having first been open since 1913.
The stadium seats 55,000 and has held up pretty good over the years.
When the Yellow Jackets are good, this place can get rather rowdy, and for big games, this is a great place to watch some college football.
44. Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium: East Carolina Pirates
Originally opened in 1963, this 50,000-seat facility is home to the East Carolina Pirates.
There is excellent tailgating available here before the game, and once inside, expect the place to get loud, particularly for the Conference USA games.
There are a few added amenities here that make Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium stand out, such as a state-of-the-art video board.
43. Ross-Ade Stadium: Purdue Boilermakers
West Lafayette is a great college town with one of the oldest stadiums in the Big Ten.
Built in 1924, this stadium seats 62,500 and is one of the smaller venues in the conference.
The best place to start the gameday experience is at the Slayter Center, listening to the marching band. Once inside, the plastic bleachers are very comfortable compared to the metal or wooden ones that most people are used to.
42. Jones AT&T Stadium: Texas Tech Red Raiders
When this stadium was originally built in 1927, it only held slightly more than 27,000 people, and since a few renovations have taken place, it has been raised to a capacity of 60,454.
Generally speaking, they need all of those seats, as the stadium fills up for Big 12 games.
There are few places in the country with fans who support their team like they do here in Lubbock.
41. MacKey Stadium: Nevada Wolfpack
This tiny stadium opened in 1966 and only seats 29,993 visitors, but is located just a mile from many of the downtown casinos in the Reno area.
This stadium only seated 7,500 when it originally opened and has a wonderful atmosphere.
The place can get cold, but the mountains in the background make for quite a beautiful setting.
40. Stanford Stadium: Stanford Cardinal
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Unlike many other stadiums, the seating capacity here was dropped from 85,000 to 50,000, as a lot of seats with obstructed views were removed.
The campus here is great, and the atmosphere here is unlike many other places in the country.
Like a lot of other college football fields, Stanford Stadium is old, having been built in 1921, but was completely redone in 2006.
The Stanford band is one of the highlights, as they put on quite a halftime show and keep the student section in it throughout.
39. Joan C. Edwards Stadium: Marshall Thundering Herd
This stadium is as good as it gets as far as Conference USA is concerned. It was built in 1991, so it is relatively new.
With a seating capacity of 38,016, this stadium packs a great atmosphere in a tiny place. The fans here are some of the best in the country.
They are also considered some of the nicest and most friendly around. This is quite a place to come on a Saturday afternoon for some college football.
38. Sun Devil Stadium: Arizona State Sun Devils
Sun Devil Stadium is home to a few different teams, and the Arizona State Sun Devils are one of those teams.
This stadium was built in 1958 and seats 73,379. It is great for any type of game, including NFL and college football.
The place can get loud, especially when the Sun Devil fans are involved. This is a great place for a college football game, no matter how good Arizona State is.
37. Byrd Stadium: Maryland Terrapins
The ACC is not known to have too many terrific venues, but Byrd Stadium is one of the better ones.
Known as Capital One Field, it was built in 1950 with a capacity of 51,500. Located just a few minutes away from Washington D.C. this stadium is perfectly located and is a historic venue on top of everything.
The stadium has played host to the Royal Family, and the fans here love to support their team by painting their faces red.
36. Bill Snyder Family Stadium: Kansas State Jayhawks
This small college town loves all of their sports teams, but particularly their college football program.
It is one of those towns who come together on Saturday to support their team.
Built in 1968, this stadium seats 52,200 people and is always jam-packed. There are not many venues in the Big 12 that are better, and when Kansas State is good, this is one of the more underrated places in the country.
The fan support here is excellent.
35. Husky Stadium: Washington Huskies
Husky Stadium was built in 1920 and seats 72,500. There are not many stadiums that are as old or as unique as Huskie Stadium.
The stands here are seemingly higher here than anywhere else in the country, and even though it is an open stadium, it is still one of the largest on campus facilities in college football.
Be sure to visit The Zone before the game to party with the locals.
34. California Memorial Stadium: California Bears
Built in 1923, this stadium seats 72,516 and is a type of a bowl stadium that can get loud during the big Pac-12 games.
The crowd here is never afraid to pack the stadium, and when California is good, this is one of the loudest venues in the conference.
This is a great place to come and watch a college football game on a Saturday.
33. Gillette Stadium: UMass Minutemen
Built in 2002, Gillette Stadium is not a college stadium by any means, but with a seating capacity of 68,756, it is a great place to watch a game.
The UMass Minutemen will be calling it home next season as they prepare for their first season at the FBS level.
Don't expect this place to be too full for the UMass games, but it is still one of the best venues in the NFL and a great place to enjoy a college game also.
32. Jack Trice Stadium: Iowa State Cyclones
Home to the Iowa State Cyclones, Jack Trice stadium is also the home of 55,000 fans every Saturday, and since 1975, it has been one of the more underrated stadiums in the country. It is currently one of the best in the Big 12.
The hillside seating in all four corners of the stadium is not found at many other places, and this is one of the prouder crowds in the country.
They love to support their team, and the surrounding area is beautiful as well.
31. Carter-Finley Stadium: NC State Wolfpack
This 60,000-seat stadium was built in 1966 and is quite possibly one of the best two stadiums in the ACC.
The atmosphere here is certainly one of the best in the conference. The crowd is constantly loud and rowdy before, during and after the game.
They have sold out of season tickets here for nine straight years, making this one of the most difficult places to play in the ACC.
30. Alamodome: UTSA Roadrunners
The Alamodome is home to a number of different sporting events and is currently home to a new FBS team, the UTSA Roadrunners.
The Alamodome is a great place to watch a college football game even if it is UTSA.
Built in 1993, this stadium seats 65,000 people and is still quite a place to come on a Saturday, even if the football may not be the best.
29. Nippert Stadium: Cincinnati Bearcats
Nippert Stadium has been around forever and is a unique place to check out a college football game.
It is located right in the heart of the Cincinnati campus and has been an official football stadium since 1924, even though it was built in 1901.
It only seats 35,097 and has one of the best atmospheres in the Big East. The old bleachers and student section behind the end zone help give Cincinnati quite a home-field advantage.
28. Kinnick Stadium: Iowa Hawkeyes
This stadium has been around since 1929 and seats 70,585 people.
Be sure to get here before the Hawkeyes come out, as "Back in Black" from AC/DC plays when the home team enters the field.
The place can get very loud with 10,000 students yelling and screaming.
There is also tailgating around the entire stadium for miles. Come early and stay late, as this is one of the best places in the country to watch a college football game.
27. TCF Bank Stadium: Minnesota Gophers
The Big Ten is filled with excellent stadiums, and TCF Bank Stadium is another one of those.
With a seating capacity of 50,805, this outdoor stadium can get a little chilly being so far up north and is one of the smallest in the conference.
It is one of the newest college football facilities. Built in 2009 and brand-spanking new, this stadium is up-to-date and one offers some of the best amenities in the conference.
26. Papa John's Cardinal Stadium: Louisvile Cardinals
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium is the best the Big East has to offer and just short of reaching the top 25.
The 55,000-seat stadium almost always reaches capacity and is new as far as college stadiums go, having been built in 1998.
The inside of the stadium is excellent, and the surrounding area is even better. There is a lot to do in and around the stadium before the game.
25. Vaught-Hemingway Stadium: Mississippi Rebels
Ole Miss may not be one of the best teams in the SEC, but their stadium is one of the better ones in the conference.
This stadium was built in 1915, making it one of the oldest in the country.
It seats 60,850, and the experience all starts with tailgating on the Grove, a 10-acre stretch of tailgating heaven right outside the stadium.
Once inside, expect the fans to not only be loud, but show a little hatred toward the opposition.
That is just how they do it in the SEC. They love their football, and the Ole Miss faithful are no different.
24. Boise Stadium: Boise State Broncos
Also known as Bronco Stadium, the blue turf otherwise known as "Smurf Turf" is not why this stadium is so high on the list.
This facility was built in 1970 and only seats 32,000, but these screaming fans create an atmosphere that is one of the best in the country.
Even though the stands are a little farther back from the field than many other facilities, the crowd can still be heard, and what is better than a Bronco riding around the stadium?
23. Memorial Stadium: Indiana Hoosiers
Memorial Stadium is another of the amazing stadiums the Big Ten has to offer.
It is smaller than many of the others, with a seating capacity of only 49,225, and is now over 50 years old, having been built in 1960.
Bloomington, Indiana is a beautiful college campus, and this stadium is one of the best in the Big Ten. It's known as "The Rock" because of the large rock standing by itself on the newly renovated north end zone.
Even though the stadium does not always fill up, those who do come will not be disappointed, as the fans here are loud and proud Hoosiers.
22. Autzen Stadium: Oregon Ducks
Oregon is quickly developing into a national college football power, and they have a nice stadium to enjoy that success in.
Built in 1967 with a capacity of 54,000, this stadium is small compared to a lot of other big-name programs, but can get close to 60,000 with standing room.
The stadium is beautiful and bowl-shaped with seating that is mostly benches. The crowd here can get loud, especially during close games.
One of the loudest stadiums in the country.
21. Bright House Networks Stadium: Central Florida Knights
Bright House Networks Stadium is new, having just opened in 2007, and is perhaps the best stadium outside of a BCS Conference.
Central Florida will be joining the Big East within a few years, and they have the facilities to do just that.
They will in all likelihood have the best stadium in the conference when they do. The stadium seats 45,301, and it has just about everything.
The fanbase here is growing, and they know how to make some noise. Wait for the song Zombie Nation to be played, and be prepared to "bounce."
20. Beaver Stadium: Penn State Nittany Lions
There are very few experiences like a night game at Penn State, and as the second-largest stadium in the country, Beaver Stadium is quite an experience.
The school loves to host "white outs," particularly for night games, and when 107,282 people are all dressed in white, it can certainly make a difference.
The stadium has been around since 1960, and while the environment can be a little dull for some games against lower-level opponents, for a big-time conference game, this is one of the best venues in the Big Ten.
19. Kyle Field: Texas A&M Aggies
With a seating capacity of 83,002, Kyle Field will be one of the best stadiums in the SEC next season and one of the top 20 in the country.
Built in 1927, this is one of the older stadiums in the conference and is famous for being known as the "12th Man." It is the 13th-largest stadium in NCAA football, and the fans know how to make some noise.
The atmosphere here may just be the best in the country, and the SEC will be glad to welcome this stadium to its conference.
18. Doak Campbell Stadium: Florida State Seminoles
There are few things in college football more distinct and noticeable than the incessant Florida State Seminole chant.
Doak Campbell Stadium has been home to the Seminoles since it opened in 1950, and to that chant as well.
It seats 84,300 and is one of the best stadiums as far as the ACC is concerned.
Also known as Bobby Bowden Field, perhaps one of the highlights is when Chief Osceola rides out on Renegade before he throws a flaming spear into the middle of the field.
17. Spartan Stadium: Michigan State Spartans
Spartan Stadium is old and large. It opened in 1923 and seats 75,005 fans. All of which are certain to be screaming throughout.
It actually looks larger than it is and is much louder than many people would imagine 75,000 people could be.
The marching band is excellent here and is one of the reasons why the atmosphere here is so great. The student section is loud, and the bleacher seats are the typical metal that are not comfortable, but it doesn't really matter.
16. Darrell Royal Texas Memorial Stadium: Texas Longhorns
The Texas Longhorns have the sixth-largest stadium in college football with a capacity of 100,119. It was built in 1924 and has undergone many renovations over the years.
Texas has been dominant at home since the stadium opened and has won nearly 80 percent of their home games during that time.
There is so much tradition and history at Texas that going to a game is certain to give just about anybody chills.
Bevo is a mainstay here and is as well-known as just about anybody in the state of Texas.
15. Neyland Stadium: Tennessee Volunteers
There are only three stadiums in the country that seat more people than Neyland Stadium, and outside of the Big Ten, this is the largest stadium in the country.
With a capacity of 102,037, this stadium was built in 1921. The atmosphere here is great; just not as loud as might be expected out of 100,000-plus fans.
Be prepared to sing along to "Rocky Top," the fight song of the Volunteers. There is beauty around the stadium on the banks of the Tennessee River as well.
14. Memorial Stadium: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Be prepared to enter a sea of red in this 81,067-seat facility. Like many other stadiums, it is nearly 100 years old and was built in 1923.
The stadium has continued to grow due to upgrades, and be sure to arrive early, because what goes on outside the stadium before the game is spectacular.
There are people all over tailgating in the parking lots.
Once inside, the stadium is so big that the press box is six stories up from the field.
This place is loud from start to finish.
13. Rose Bowl: UCLA Bruins
Located in Pasadena, California, the Rose Bowl Stadium is not only home to perhaps the most storied bowl of all-time, but it is also home to the UCLA Bruins.
It opened its doors in 1922 and seats 91,136 people.
Depending on the day, this place can get loud for the right game. There are plenty of chants going around the stadium, including the "U-C-L-A" chant that can be heard at times during the game.
The band and student section are also entertaining throughout.
12. Jordan-Hare Stadium: Auburn Tigers
Not many cities love their team and college like those in Auburn, Alabama.
The Tigers also have an excellent stadium for their fans to cheer them on in.
Jordan-Hare Stadium seats 87,451 and was built in 1939. The fans here are known to be some of the nicest in the country, and the atmosphere here is unbelievable.
The passion of the fans gives the Tigers one of the best home-field advantages in the nation.
11. Camp Randall Stadium: Wisconsin Badgers
Camp Randall Stadium has been around since 1917 and is one of the best venues in the Big Ten.
It seats 80,321 and is always jam-packed. The student sections here are loud, and the band is also outstanding.
There are a lot of traditions at Camp Randall Stadium and so much history that has happened over the past 95 years.
Stay after the game to enjoy the fifth quarter.
10. Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium: Arkansas Razorbacks
This venue is not quite as big as some of the other mammoth SEC stadiums, but has a lot to offer in the 76,000-seat facility.
Built in 1938, Razorback Stadium has been known to get so loud that the place literally shakes on big plays.
It cracks the top 10 on this list. There is so much energy here, and the crowd seemingly never stops to take a breath during the entire game.
For a loud and crazy stadium experience, this is the place to go.
9. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: USC Trojans
With a seating capacity of 93,607, the fans in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum love to support their USC Trojans.
Having originally opened in 1923, the Coliseum is located right near downtown Los Angeles.
It has an atmosphere that is not as good as some of the big-name schools from the Big Ten and SEC, but still is the best place to watch a college football game on the West Coast.
8. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium: Florida Gators
Known by everybody in Gainesville as simply "The Swamp," this stadium has been around since 1930.
It seats 88,548 people and offers a college football experience that few other places do.
Many people consider it to be one of the toughest places in college football to play. The intimidation starts with the video board before the game even begins and continues throughout, as "The Swamp" can get rather loud on Saturdays.
7. Notre Dame Stadium: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
South Bend has always been a college football town and located right at the heart of that town is Notre Dame Stadium.
Home to 80,795 screaming fans, this stadium has been around since 1930 and has seen some of the greatest players, and teams take the field here every Saturday.
There is more tradition here than anywhere else in the country, and the stadium has a classic feel to it, unlike anywhere else in college football.
Touchdown Jesus is a trademark statue that helps to set this place apart from the rest.
6. Tiger Stadium: LSU Tigers
Also known as "Death Valley" because of how loud it can get, Tiger Stadium has been around since 1924 and is home to 92,400 screaming fans.
As far as the atmosphere during the game, there is no place better than Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.
The game seems like one big party from start to finish as the fans yell and scream throughout without a care in the world except what it happening on the field.
This may not be the overall best college football stadium, but it is as loud as they come.
5. Ohio Stadium: Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio Stadium is the third-largest in the country with a capacity of 102,329.
The scarlet and gray-clad fans always sell out the place, and even with multiple levels and the feeling of being crammed in, there is nothing like this place on a Saturday afternoon in the fall.
Chants of "O-H-I-O" can be heard throughout the game, with each side of the stadium taking on a letter.
Be sure to stay after the game for the playing of "Carmen Ohio," the Buckeyes alma mater.
Did we mention how loud this place can get?
4. Sanford Stadium: Georgia Bulldogs
Home to 92,746 fans on a Saturday afternoon, Sanford Stadium has been the home of the Bulldogs since 1929.
The student section is 10,000 strong every game, creating one of the most unique atmospheres in college football.
Georgia has had some good teams over the years, and when they have those teams, this place is even louder.
"Between the Hedges" is what they call it here, and beating Georgia at home is not an easy task for any SEC team.
3. Michigan Stadium: Michigan Wolverines
This stadium is known by everyone at simply "The Big House," and that it is.
As the largest stadium in the country, "The Big House" seats 109,901 when at full capacity and has been around since 1927.
The marching band kicks everything off here about 20 minutes before kickoff.
Clapping to Hail to the Victors is another tradition that is certain to take place during a game. The scoreboards on each end of the field are 85 feet long, and even though nearly 110,000 fans pack in every Saturday, there is not a bad seat in the house.
2. Bryant Denny Stadium: Alabama Crimson Tide
Bryant-Denny Stadium is the fifth-largest stadium in the country with a seating capacity of 101,821 people.
It was constructed originally in 1921, and at that point, only had room for 12,000 fans. They have since made a few additions to the place.
Tailgating here is a must, as motor homes can seemingly be seen for miles around the stadium.
The team makes the "Walk of the Champions" before the game. The crowd is screaming and yelling throughout, giving the Crimson Tide the biggest home-field advantage in the SEC.
1. Memorial Stadium: Clemson Tigers
Known nationwide as "Death Valley," this venue is the best place in the country to enjoy a college football game.
It seats 80,301 and was built in 1942. The stadium will be filled with orange, as the crowd loves to support their Tigers.
There are not many fans in the country that are more passionate about their team than this group.
When Clemson is playing well and the game is going good, the noise in here is as loud as it gets in college football.