The Top Five Loudest and Most Intimidating College Football Stadiums
There are college football stadiums and then there are cathedrals that electrify the masses.
Have some fun with this one as I make a case for the top five loudest and most intimidating college football stadiums around.
You know when you feel the energy of the crowd just prior to kickoff. There is an air of excitement beyond explanation.
Some venues have it, some only wish they did.
Here's my take on the best of the best.
No. 5: Beaver Stadium, Penn State
Out of the clouds appear the majestic site of Beaver Stadium in State Collge, PA.
Get the earplugs ready for a Big Ten night game, with the whole joint decked out in white.
It's a surreal site. Don't forget that flask of brandy to keep you warm on a cold winter night.
No. 4: Autzen Stadium, University of Oregon
This place is an insane asylum painted yellow. The fans are close to the action and the design of the stadium make it possible for everyone to get a good look.
You get the feeling as if your right on top of the action. Mix in a little pacific northwest mist at night and it gets downright spooky.
No. 3: Camp Randall Stadium, University of Wisonsin
After the beer and brats are devoured, it's time for some football. Wisconsin has some of the most passionate fans and they pack Camp Randall to the brim.
One of most electric moments is when the entire stadium jumps to the song "Jump Around" at the end of the third quarter.
The fans are polite, but when the game is on the line it can be a very tough place to pull out a win.
No. 2: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, University of Florida
For those who have never been, check out the scene on YouYube of the 2006 game against South Carolina when Jarvis Moss blocked a last second field goal to keep alive a national championship season.
It was so loud I felt my forehead vibrate. "The Swamp," as it's known, is closed in and it gets very hot and sticky.
The fans are literally on top of the field and the noise level is extreme.
No. 1 Tiger Stadium, LSU
Any stadium that registers a mild earthquake has to be considered tops. I hate to admit it, but this one goes to Baton Rouge and LSU.
The fans are experts in tailgate protocol, and when its kickoff time the place turns into a bayou nightmare.
LSU walks the walk with over 90,000 fans every game in one of the most hostile venues around. What happens if that tiger gets loose?