1. Lambeau Field - Green Bay Packers
The Frozen Tundra is one of the oldest and most storied stadiums in the NFL. The stadium opened in 1957 and has been the home of numerous championship winning Packers teams, including the Lombardi era Packers that won five NFL Championships from 1961 to 1967. Most famously, Lambeau Field hosted the Ice Bowl in 19667, which saw the Packers defeat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17.
2. Notre Dame Stadium - Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Fighting Irish have called Notre Dame Stadium home since 1930 and over that same period have won nine National Championships. Numerous all-time greats have called the stadium home including Joe Montana, Paul Hornung, and Jerome Bettis.
3. Fenway Park - Boston Red Sox
The oldest stadium in Major League Baseball is also one of the most historic having played host to some of the greatest players in baseball history including Ted Williams and Babe Ruth. Fenway Park also has been the site of numerous memorable moments including Bucky Dent’s home run in 1978, Ted Williams home run in his final career at-bat, and the start of the Red Sox comeback in the 2004 ALCS.
4. Wrigley Field - Chicago Cubs
Over the years, Wrigley Field has been the site of many memorable moments. The most famous moment in Wrigley Field history took place in 1935 when Babe Ruth famously “called his shot.” The Bears also made plenty of history at Wrigley Field from 1921 to 1970, including winning eight NFL Championships.
5. Michigan Stadium - Michigan Wolverines
Not only is Michigan Stadium the largest stadium in college football, but it is also one of the most historic. Numerous important Michigan-Ohio State games have taken place at the Big House including the infamous 10-10 tie between the two in 1973.
6. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - USC & LA Rams
The LA Coliseum is one of the most historic stadiums in all of sports having hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics as well as two NFL teams and the USC Trojans.
7. Rose Bowl - UCLA
Not only is the Rose Bowl the home of the UCLA Bruins, but it has also hosted the Rose Bowl since 1923. One of the best Rose Bowl games ever took place in 2006 when Texas defeated USC 41-38 to win the National Championship.
8. Dodger Stadium - Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodger Stadium has been the site of eight World Series and was the site of the 1980 MLB All-Star Game. There have also been twelve no-hitters thrown at Dodger Stadium, three of which were thrown by Dodgers Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax.
9. Superdome - New Orleans Saints
The Superdome has hosted numerous big games over the years having hosted a record seven Super Bowls, five NCAA Men’s Final Fours, and the annual Sugar Bowl since opening in 1975.
10. The Yale Bowl - Yale
The Yale Bowl is one of the oldest stadiums in college football and has inspired the design of several famous football stadiums throughout the country including the Rose Bowl.
11. Ohio Stadium - Ohio State Buckeyes
In 1974 Ohio Stadium was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, which is quite fitting because the stadium has been the site of many historical events. Ohio Stadium was the site of five of the Ohio State-Michigan games that took place during the Ten Year War between the two schools, which lasted from 1969 to 1978.
12. Harvard Stadium - Harvard
Harvard Stadium opened in 1903 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The stadium has had a profound impact on the game of football with the stadium’s permanent nature in 1906 leading to the legalization of the forward pass and the implementation of a standardized field size.
13. Franklin Field - Penn
Franklin Field is the oldest football stadium in all of the NCAA having opened in 1895. The stadium was also the home of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1958 to 1970 and was the team’s home stadium when their fans infamously booed Santa Claus in 1968.
14. Bobby Dodd Stadium - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Bobby Dodd Stadium has been the site of many memorable games including the most lopsided victory in college football history on October 7, 1916, when the Yellow Jackets beat Cumberland College 222-0, a record that still stands today.
15. Neyland Stadium - Tennessee Volunteers
Neyland Stadium has been the site of numerous notable Vols victories including a 20-17 overtime win against Florida in 1998 that propelled them to the National Championship. The stadium has also been the home of many college football legends including Peyton Manning and Reggie White.
16. Tiger Stadium - LSU Tigers
Death Valley has hosted many significant moments in college football history. In 1959 the #1 ranked Tigers took down #3 Ole Miss 7-3 on Billy Cannon’s famed Halloween Run. The Tigers again got the best of the Rebels in 1972 when Bert Jones controversially threw a game-winning touchdown pass with one second left on the clock. Tiger Stadium was also home to the famous earthquake game in 1988 where the crowd’s reaction to Tommy Hodson’s game-winning touchdown pass recorded an earthquake on the Louisiana Geological Survey seismograph.
17. Soldier Field - Chicago Bears
Over the years Soldier Field has hosted many notable events. The first major event to take place at Soldier Field was the 1926 Army-Navy game, which ended in a 21-21 tie and the Midshipmen winning the National Championship. Soldier Field has also been the site of four NFC Championships since the Bears moved in with the most memorable taking place on January 12, 1986, when the famed ‘85 Bears defeated the Los Angeles Rams 24-0 en route to the Super Bowl.
18. Oakland-Alameda Coliseum - Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders
ince opening in 1966, the Oakland Coliseum has been the site of many memorable moments in Oakland sports history. The A’s have played six World Series at the Coliseum and in 1987 the stadium hosted the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The Raiders have hosted the AFC Championship at the Oakland Coliseum four times, including the 1977 game where the Raiders defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-7 en route to winning their first Super Bowl.
19. Bryant-Denny Stadium - Alabama Crimson Tide
Famed Crimson Tide head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant patrolled the sidelines at Bryant-Denny Stadium from 1958 to 1982, a period which Alabama won seven National Championships and 14 SEC titles.
20. Sanford Stadium - Georgia Bulldogs
Over its almost 90 years of existence, Sanford Stadium has been home to many memorable moments in Bulldogs history. Sanford Stadium was the site of the Bulldogs first night game in 1940 when Georgia played Kentucky. The stadium was also where Georgia upset Bear Bryant’s 1965 Crimson Tide team 18-17. 15 years later the Bulldogs 42-0 victory over Texas A&M on September 30, 1980, kicked off the team’s 24 game home winning streak in addition to being Herschel Walker’s first game for the Bulldogs
21. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium - Florida Gators
Over the years The Swamp has served as the site of many memorable events. The stadium was home of the Gators during periods of great success under head coaches Steve Spurrier and Urban Meyer. It also hosted the 1973 Tangerine Bowl and the 1994 Gator Bowl.
22. Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium - Texas Longhorns
Since the Longhorns first game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 8, 1924, the stadium has seen many memorable Longhorn moments. Over the years Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium has served as the home to four national championship teams: 1963, 1969, 1970, and 2005.
23. Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium - Oklahoma Sooners
Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium has been the home to many historic moments. Over the years the Sooners have won seven national championships, all of which the Sooners won while playing at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Notably, in 1975 the #7 Sooners defeated #2 Nebraska 35-10 at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium propelling the Sooners to their second National Championship in a row.
24. Memorial Stadium - Nebraska Cornhuskers
The Cornhuskers have the longest sellout streak in the NCAA, which dates back to 1962. Additionally, Memorial Stadium is one of the oldest in the country and has hosted numerous significant Nebraska games over the years.
25. Cotton Bowl
The Cotton Bowl hosted the annual Cotton Bowl Classic from 1937 to 2009 and has been the site of the annual Red River Showdown between Texas and Oklahoma since opening. The stadium was also the home of the Dallas Cowboys from 1960 to 1971.