Top 10 Iconic College Football Stadiums
#10 The Rose Bowl - UCLA
The Rose Bowl is well known for its history and hosting what is referred to as “The Granddaddy of Them All”, why? With this stadium being an original stepping stone for the history of college football, it holds the oldest dated annual football game, The Rose Bowl! The Rose Bowl holds at capacity around 91,000 people as they watch some of the best college football teams in history compete and is the home for UCLA Football.
#9 Michie Stadium - Army
Michie Stadium is well known for housing the prestigious team of Army, but it is also well known for the views it gives the football fans who fill those stadium seats. Taking a seat near the top of this stadium not only gives you an amazing view of West Point, but also the Hudson River that the stadium was built directly next to. A view that is a must see for all football fans! Holding only 38,000 fans, it still manages to create an intense atmosphere for all games, especially against the Navy or Airforce football teams.
#8 Notre Dame Stadium - Notre Dame
The Notre Dame Stadium, fitting almost 78,000 fans, is not as big as the other monumental stadiums, but it carries a special feeling of pride within its walls. Many who play or watch a game in this stadium say that it is a feeling that you just can’t describe. With the well known “Touchdown Jesus” overlooking the stadium, it will forever remain a historic location in college football history.
#7 Memorial Stadium - Clemson
The Memorial Stadium, home of The Clemson Tigers, is referred to as one of the “Death Valley” stadiums due to its location within a valley as well as a cemetery once overlooking the stadium before more additions were added to the stadium. Holding about 81,000 fans within its walls, it houses a history of great football and proud fans.
#6 Ohio Stadium - Ohio State
The Ohio Stadium, housing the Ohio State Buckeyes is referred to as the Horseshoe, although most know it is not the original horseshoe. The environment created inside these walls are more intense than most are prepared for with a loyal fan base and a strong football program. Housing 104,000 fans, it is one of the largest, although not matching up to The Big House, their biggest rivals.
#5 Tiger Stadium - Louisiana State
The Tiger Stadium is also referred to as “Death Valley” but not the same reasons as Clemson’s Memorial Stadium. This stadium gets this name through the extremely loud fans that the stadium brings about during their games causing you to feel near deaf after leaving a game. Holding 92,000 fans, this beast is another daunting place to play as a football player and a great place to sit and watch a game as a rowdy fan.
#4 The Big House - Michigan
Michigan Stadium which is nicknamed The Big House rightfully so holding 107,601 fans, which is the largest of any stadium in the U.S.! This stadium in Ann Arbor Michigan has held plenty of historic college football games and many intense rivalry games. The Big House is definitely a top three for stadiums when taking in consideration the size, the intense and loyal fan base, and the historic games that have been held within the stadium walls.
#3 Neyland Stadium - Tennessee
Another massive stadium filling 102,000 seats is the Neyland Stadium. Home to the Tennessee’s football team and years of football history. This beast screams Tennessee featuring the orange and white color theme all throughout the stadium walls and is home to all the diehard fans that cheer on their team every home game.
#2 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium - Florida
The Ben Hill Griffin stadium or better known as “The Swamp” brings in almost 89,000 Florida football fans into their stadium for more historical games. This bowl shaped stadium is a challenge for many of its opponents that enter with the playing field actually below ground level and filled with passionate Florida fans surrounding them. Although it may be daunting to those who play on the field, the sights that it can offer are something that you should definitely experience!
#1 Beaver Stadium - Penn State
Who takes the top spot? Well, none other than Beaver Stadium, home of the Penn State Nittany Lions! Nearing the top of the list when it comes to size, this stadium holds around 106,000 fans for their games, falling second to The Big House of Michigan. For crowds known for their loud cheering and yelling, this stadium ranks #1 and it’s quite obvious why.