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Top 10 Largest College Football Stadiums

Updated on June 5, 2013

We all love to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon in front of the TV watching College Football and cheer for your favorite team. In this article, I wanna share what are the top 10 College Football stadiums around the nation. The order of the stadiums in not by capacity, but by being updated, modern, and many more. I will share a little bit of information about each of the stadiums.

The list starts with:



Number 10:

Notre Dame, Indiana

Venue Name: Notre Dame Stadium

Capacity:80,795

Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Year Build: 1930 Cost: $750,000

This beautiful stadium located in Notre Dame, Indiana is the home of the Fighting Irish. The stadium was build in 1930 and replaced the old Cartier Field. The original seating was only 54,000 people and it was renovated in 1996 to seat a little bit over 80,000 spectators.

Number 9:

East Lansing, Michigan

Venue Name: Spartan Stadiums

Capacity:75,005

Team: Michigan State Spartans

Year Build: 1923 Cost: $160,000( Renovated in 2013 $1.6 million)

Welcome to Spartan nation. Spartan Stadium is the home of the Michigan State Spartans. This venue has a capacity of more than 75,000 spectators. Every team that comes to this stadium has a hard time winning. Michigan State Spartans recently went back to back 2010-1011 seasons without a loss at home. The stadium is known for its home field advantage. In 2012 the stadium received its newest toy the renovated video board. The video board is the biggest board in all college football. The wall is made by Panasonic and it measures 10' x 450' all LED screen. On the south side of the stadium they installed a video board that had a span of 5,412 square feet, which was the biggest board by distance in the Big Ten Conference.

Number 8:


Gainsville, Florida

Venue Name: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Capacity: 88,548

Team: Florida Gators

Year Build: 1930 Cost:$160,000 (renovated in 2011 $1.5 million)

Welcome to Gator Nation, The SWAMP. The swamp is one of the hardest places to play. The stadium is build below ground level, and it has one of the most loyal fans in College Football. From 1990 until 2010 in the span of 20 years Florida recorded a 150 wins and only 18 losses.

Number 7:

Lincoln, Nebraska

Venue Name: Memorial Stadium

Capacity: 81,091

Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers

Year Build: 1923 Cost:$430,000( $5.7 million renovated in 2013)

Here we go to Nebraska and in number 7 we have Memorial Stadium, the home of Nebraska Cornhuskers. The stadium was build in 1923 and was recently renovated in 2013. Nebraska's stadium is also famous for having one of the biggest score boards. The HuskerVision is 118 feet wide and 34 feet wide.

Number 6:


Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Venue Name: Tiger Stadium

Capacity: 92,452

Team: LSU Tigers

Year Build: 1924 Cost: 1.86 million (2013 renovated $30.1 million)

Tiger Stadium is the home of the LSU Tigers(Louisiana State) the stadium is one the loudest stadiums in college football. The home of the Tigers is also known as the Lore. "The earthquake game" in 1988 a game against Auburn that led to a 7:6 win by LSU in a last second touchdown. The crowd was so loud and from the reaction it registered an earthquake that was proved to be legit according to the seismograph of the Louisiana Geological Institute.

Number 5:

Los Angeles, California

Venue Name: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Capacity: 93,607

Team: USC Trojans

Year Build: 1923 Cost: $954,000 (2013 Renovated $12.7 million)

The stadium was build in 1921 and it was to serve as a memorial for all the veterans from World War I. The stadium is currently being used as the home of the PAC 10 team USC Trojans. It has been rumored for the past couple of years that the Coliseum is going to be a home for an NFL team.

Number 4:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Venue Name: Bryant-Denny Stadium

Capacity:102,347

Team: Alabama Crimson Tide

Year Build: 1929 Cost: $196,000 (Renovated in 2012 for $2.6 million)

Bryant-Denny Stadium is the home of the now twice in a row NCAA National Champions Alabama Crimson Tide. The team has one of the most loyal fans in college football. The Stadium is named after the legendary coach Bryant who recorded a record of 115- 14-7 and three National titles.

Number 3:

Columbus, Ohio

Venue Name: Ohio Stadium

Capacity:106, 102

Team: Ohio State Buckeyes

Year Build: 1922 Cost: $1.3 million (renovated in 2013 $18.4 million)

The home of THE Ohio State University and the buckeyes. Ohio stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in the Big Ten Conference and one of the biggest in all college football. The stadium is designed in a unique way that when the crowd goes loud it is almost impossible to hear anything the football players are communicating. This makes it harder for the visiting team to play against the Ohio State University. The stadium also sometimes is referred as the horse show.

Number 2:

University Park, Pennsylvania

Venue Name: Beaver Stadium

Capacity: 106,572

Team: Penn State University

Year Build: 1960 Cost: $1.6 million (Expended in 2001 $93 million and renovated in 2013 $12.4 million)

Beaver Stadium the home of Joe Paterno and Penn State University. Interesting fact is that the stadium has been expended for a total of 6 times in its lifespan. In one of the end zones students are given blue and white shirts and is called the S-Zone. and this is during every game. All the students are sitting in their assigned seats and from the blue and white shirts are forming a big S standing for State. Beaver stadium is the second largest stadium by capacity in the whole country.

Number 1:

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Venue Name: Michigan Stadium

Capacity: 110,090

Team : Michigan Wolverines

Year Build:1927 Cost: $950,000 (2010 Stadium renovation costing $226 million)

Michigan Stadium also known as the "Big House" is the largest by capacity and size college football stadium. This comes from a Michigan State fan myself, the stadium is beautiful and huge. I have been to one game and the atmosphere is very good. The stadium feels like you are sitting in a big hole that is dug in the ground. The largest attendance ever recorded was in 2011 when Michigan played Notre Dame 114, 804.

Many of you are probably asking why I haven't included the Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl and etc. stadiums. The reason for that is because, I wanted to list stadiums that are currently owned by certain teams. Soon there will be an article about College Football Bowl stadium.

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      Larry Rankin 

      4 years ago from Oklahoma

      One of my favorite past times is driving around viewing stadiums. I like how you ranked the best stadiums rather than simply the biggest. Of course when you do that, you open yourself up for debate. The most impressive stadium I've had the opportunity to see in person is Ohio State. If you get a chance, you might want to check out Oklahoma's stadium. I don't know if it's top 10, but it's really nice.

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      Mickeyd01 

      4 years ago

      You forgot Royal Stadium in Austin...owned by University of Texas Longhorns.... Seats over 100,000!!!

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      Nicholas 

      4 years ago

      Uh... you forgot Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. It was over 104,000 seats and at it's max has held over 109,000

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      Big Cubby 

      4 years ago

      You left off some stadiums don't you think?

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      correction 

      5 years ago

      Georgia has a bigger stadium than LSU but it is omitted from the list.....

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      Big Rob 

      5 years ago

      GO BLUE!!! Beat Ohio State and CRACK THERE NUTS!!!!

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      vfl1984 

      5 years ago

      neyland stadium

    • gator4life profile image

      gator4life 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Not with Ohio State and Urban to beat

    • pmarinov profile imageAUTHOR

      Blogger at Best 

      5 years ago from Detroit MI

      I think that will probably be a loss for Florida. A&M seems to have put together a great team. That is assuming you guys win the SEC East :)

      Here is my prediction for my favorite team:

      Putting in stone: Michigan State will be 11-1 going into the B1G Championship game

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      gator4life 

      5 years ago from Florida

      They definitely will. As long as they don't lose to A & M

    • pmarinov profile imageAUTHOR

      Blogger at Best 

      5 years ago from Detroit MI

      Do you think the Gators will make an impact in this upcoming season? I think they have a legit shot at Top 5.

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      gator4life 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Go Gators!

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