10 Best College Football Venues
With more than a hundred collegiate football stadiums that pockmark the entire nation, it would take a lot of top-of-the-line analysis to decide which of them are the 10 best college football venues. College is considered as the hotbed for fanaticism when it comes to sports. College students take fan base support to a whole new level. Fan and school support, amenities, the experience and definitely the teams are what push these stadiums to become the best in college football venues.
- Notre Dame's Notre Dame Stadium. When a school is immensely rich in tradition and the ways of winning, it could be enough to make it a shoo-in for any best-of list. It’s common to see alums and their families enjoying the sprawling grounds of this fabled stadium, something that the Irish can truly be proud about.
- Ohio State's Ohio Stadium. Also known as “The Horseshoe,” the Buckeyes are almost impossible to topple when they are in their homestead. The fans have also been known to be some of the most irrepressible in college football. If there’s one aspect that can define this stadium as one of the best venues for college football, it’s the stadium's shape alone.
- Oregon's Autzen Stadium. For die-hard fans, Autzen Stadium provides the perfect opportunity to be closer to the game. This is because there are some areas in the field where fans can get as close as ten feet to the playing field. The stadium’s design also provides one of the best intimidating factors against any opposing team: deafening noise from the best bunch of fans in the business.
- Louisiana State University's Tiger Stadium. With a gruesome nickname like “Death Valley,” you could just imagine how opposing teams would feel as they enter the playing field. Best known for its reputation as a night game venue, the stadium packs in a walloping 92,000 fans every time it hosts a night game. “Death Valley” has been considered one of the most intimidating venues in all of college football.
- Texas A&M's Kyle Field. State-of-the-art facilities and the basic fact that the town itself revolves its daytime activities around the stadium during game day is enough to push Kyle Field onto the 10 best college football venues list. As they say, Kyle Field isn’t a stadium, it’s an experience.
- University of Michigan's Michigan Stadium. “The Big House” lives up to its name as it is capable of housing more than 106,000 ticket-holders. The sheer number of screaming fans is definitely more than enough to scare off any opposing team.
- University of Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium. This is where the Alabama Crimson Tide football team calls home. Game day is one of the sweetest treats a true fan can have when it comes to the Bryant-Denny Stadium. From a 12,000-seat arena, it has continually expanded to an 83,800-seat center of football enjoyment.
- University of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium. Perhaps one of the friendliest stadiums, fans here are the epitome of small-town charm and the passionate love for the game. Home of the NCAA’s record for consecutive sellout games, which already surpassed the 300 mark in 2009, fans, in a sea of red, even cheer for opposing teams if the Huskers lose.
- Penn State's Beaver Stadium. Every fan who attends a Beaver Stadium game of the Nittany Lions can attest to the variety of in-game activities that encourage fan participation. Whether it’s the “S Zone," the “White Out” night game or the extraordinary plays that bring about songs from Zombie Nation, game day in the country’s second-largest college football venue is an experience to be had.
- University of Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Otherwise known as “The Swamp,” the home of the Gators has become an opponents’ nightmare as the Gators have had an incredible home record since 1990. Considered as the epicenter of college football, it’s also a sight to behold when more than 90,000 screaming fans begin to do the routine known as the "Gator Chomp."