College Football: The Best Stadium in All FBS Conferences

Chris Humphrey@@_CBH_Correspondent IMay 30, 2011

College Football: The Best Stadium in All FBS Conferences

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    What is the best venue in all of the current FBS conferences?

    So, do you pick the stadium with the most history or how about the one that just completed construction in the offseason?

    Will you pick a venue that has the capacity that surpasses the hundred thousand mark like Michigan Stadium or a stadium that has more of a intimate feeling with seating just for forty thousand or less like Northern Illinois' Husky Stadium?

    While you decide for yourself, let's take a look at the best stadiums of the current 11 FBS conferences in college football.

Atlantic Coast Conference

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    Memorial Stadium

    Opened: 1942
    Capacity: 80,000

    Even though it might not match the Death Valley in Baton Rouge, Clemson's Memorial Stadium has to be one of the most intimidating venues in the ACC in addition to the some of the best collegiate traditions in the country with running down the hill after passing Howard's Rock in Clemson.

Big East Conference

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    Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

    Opened: 1980
    Capacity: 60,000

    While Milan Puskar Stadium isn't the biggest in the country, the fans that pour into the stadium on a Saturday in Morgantown make up for the lack of capacity in the amount of noise that Mountaineer fans generate in support of their team.

Big Ten Conference

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    Ohio Stadium

    Opened: 1922
    Capacity: 102,000

    In a conference full of stadiums with tremendous amounts of history, Ohio Stadium is home to the second winningest program in the history of the Big Ten as the Buckeyes have captured 35 conference titles since joining the league in 1913.

Big 12 Conference

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    Kyle Field

    Opened: 1904
    Capacity: 83,000

    Texas A&M might be overshadowed by the Longhorns in the state of Texas on the field some years but the Aggies enjoy the best home field advantage in the country with the Home of the 12th man in College Station.

Conference USA

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    Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

    Opened: 1962
    Capacity: 50,000

    With a recent expansion completed in 2010, Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium jumped to the fifth biggest stadium in Conference USA as the capacity jumped to 50,000 after the Pirates have enjoyed four winning seasons in the past five seasons.

Mid-American Conference

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    Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium

    Opened: 1965
    Capacity: 25,500

    With Buffalo moving to decrease the size of their stadium, Northern Illinois will be the largest on-campus stadium in the MAC with 31,000 after the Huskies completed their second 10 plus win season in eight seasons.

Mountain West Conference

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    Amon G. Carter Stadium

    Opened: 1929
    Capacity: 46,000

    With the TCU football program announcing a major stadium renovation, the Horned Frogs' home will grow from 40,000 seats to 50,000 by the 2012 season when the team makes the move from the Mountain West to the Big East conference.

Pacific-12 Conference

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    Husky Stadium

    Opened: 1920
    Capacity: 72,500

    Overlooking Union Bay, Husky Stadium has to be the quintessential best view outside any college football stadium in any part of the country in addition to one of the best home field advantages in the Pac-12.

Southeastern Conference

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    Tiger Stadium

    Opened: 1924
    Capacity: 92,400

    There might be other Tiger Stadiums around the world but none of them hold a candle to the one in Baton Rouge where the Bayou Bengals are surrounded by ninety-thousand LSU fans in the best conference in college football.

Sun Belt Conference

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    FIU Stadium

    Opened: 1995
    Capacity: 23,500

    The Cage known by FIU fans is on the path to double the size of its stadium with their expansion plan that will finish with FIU Stadium at seating capacity of more than 45,000 in 2013.

Western Athletic Conference

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    Joe Aillet Stadium

    Opened: 1968
    Capacity: 30,600

    With the WAC preparing for another exodus of leaving teams, “The Joe” will take over as the biggest on-campus stadium after Hawaii and Fresno State leaves for the Mountain West Conference in 2012.