1. Tiger Stadium - LSU
Tiger Stadium opened in 1924 and is the sixth largest stadium in college football with a capacity of 102,321. The stadium is popularly known as Death Valley due to the Tigers strong home record and is home to some of the most raucous game day crowds you’ll ever encounter. The crowds at Tiger Stadium are so rowdy that they even registered an earthquake in 1988.
2. Notre Dame Stadium - Notre Dame
Notre Dame Stadium is the home of the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team and holds 80,795 spectators at capacity. The Stadium is one of the most historic stadiums in all of college football, and as such, it has witnessed many memorable moments. In 1966, the Irish tied the Michigan State Spartans 10-10 in what is considered one of the best and most controversial games in college football history.
3. Michigan Stadium - Michigan
Michigan Stadium, AKA “The Big House,” is the home of the Michigan Wolverines football team and the largest stadium in the United States with official capacity 107,601. The stadium’s large size has allowed it to set many attendance records over the years including the world’s biggest football game on September 7, 2013.
4. Husky Stadium - Washington
Located on beautiful Lake Washington, Husky Stadium is one of the best places to take in a game. The stadium is also rumored to be where the wave began in 1981.
5. Ohio Stadium - Ohio State
Ohio Stadium, or The Horseshoe as Buckeyes fans know it, has been the home of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team since 1922. 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.
6. Bryant-Denny Stadium - Alabama
Bryant-Denny Stadium has been the home of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide since September 28, 1929. Over the years Bryant-Denny Stadium has been the site of many memorable moments including the 1994 shootout between Bama’s Jay Barker and Georgia’s Eric Zeier and the Crimson Tide’s first Iron Bowl win at Bryant-Denny in 2006 when they shutout Auburn 36-0.
7. Rose Bowl - UCLA
The Rose Bowl is a must-see stadium for any college football fan. Not only is it the home of the UCLA Bruins, but it’s also the host stadium for “The Granddaddy of them All.”
8. Memorial Stadium - Clemson
More commonly known as “Death Valley” due to the fact a nearby cemetery overlooks the stadium, Memorial Stadium has been the home of the Clemson Tigers since 1924. Over the years, Memorial Stadium has been home to many significant moments in program history including the birth of the “rubbing the rock” tradition in the 1960s.
9. Autzen Stadium - Oregon
Since Autzen Stadium first opened on September 23, 1967, it has been the home to many memorable events. On October 15, 2011, the Ducks set their home attendance record when the defeated Arizona 41-27. Autzen Stadium also holds the record for most consecutive ESPN College Gameday appearances, having hosted the show for six years straight between 2009 and 2014. The stadium was also used as the Faber College football stadium in the 1978 film National Lampoon’s Animal House.
10. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium - Florida
The Swamp has served as the Gators home since 1930, and holds a capacity of 88,548, although it regularly exceeds this capacity on game days. Additionally, the stadium hosted the 1973 Tangerine Bowl and 1994 Gator Bowl.
11. Memorial Stadium - Nebraska
Memorial Stadium holds the distinct honor of having hosted a NCAA record 340 consecutive sellouts, which has been ongoing since 1962, and on gamedays holds more people than any other city in Nebraska outside of Omaha and Lincoln.
12. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium - Texas
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. The stadium is also the largest in the Big XII with a capacity of 100,119.
13. Jordan-Hare Stadium - Auburn
Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium is the 10th largest stadium in college football with a capacity of 87,451 and has hosted numerous big games in Auburn’s history. One of the most memorable events in the stadium was Auburn’s first Iron Bowl victory at Jordan-Hare in 1989.
14. Sanford Stadium - Georgia
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, and in 1965 the Dawgs upset Bear Bryant’s Crimson Tide team 18-17.
15. Beaver Stadium - Penn State
Beaver Stadium is the home of the Penn State Nittany Lions as well as the famous Penn State white outs. Over the years Nittany Lions fans have come out in droves to watch many memorable moments including Joe Paterno’s first game in 1966 and Penn State’s first Big Ten title in 1994.
16. Doak Campbell Stadium - Florida State
The Seminoles played their first game at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 7, 1950, against the Randolph-Macon College Yellowjackets, which resulted in a 40-7 Seminole victory. Over 60 years later the attendance record at the Doak was set on November 2, 2013, when 84,409 watched Florida State take down rivals Miami 41-14. The Seminoles made history again the following year when on November 29, 2014, the Seminoles won their record 28th consecutive game in a row with a 24-19 victory over Florida.
17. Neyland Stadium - Tennessee
Since opening with a 27-0 Vols victory over Emory & Henry, Neyland Stadium has been the site of many notable events. Several decades after opening, Neyland Stadium hosted its first night game on September 16, 1972, when the Vols defeated Penn State 28-21. More recently, the Vols set their attendance record when 109,061 watched Tennessee beat Alabama 30-28 in 2004.
18. Camp Randall Stadium - Wisconsin
Camp Randall Stadium is the oldest stadium in the Big Ten and one of the best places in the nation to take in a football game. Badgers fans come out in force to support their team, and there are few better things in college football than jumping around with the crowd at Camp Randall.
19. Kyle Field - Texas A&M
Kyle Field in College Station, Texas is the home the Texas A&M Aggies as well as “The Home of the 12th Man.” The stadium has served as the Aggies home since 1927 and is the fourth largest stadium in college football with a capacity of 102,733. One of the most famous moments in Kyle Field history took place in 1999 when the Aggies knocked off the #5 Longhorns 20-16.
20. Lane Stadium - Virginia Tech
Lane Stadium has played host to many of the biggest moments in Virginia Tech football history. Lane Stadium was home to the program’s 600th win as well as the program’s first games in both the Big East and ACC. The stadium has also been the site of several milestones for legendary VA Tech coach Frank Beamer including his 100th win with the Hokies and his 200th career win. Lane Stadium has also received a lot of national recognition over the years having hosted ESPN College GameDay six times in addition to being named the toughest place to play in college football in a 2007 ESPN poll.
21. Williams-Brice Stadium - South Carolina
Fans have nicknamed Williams-Brice Stadium “The Cock Pit” and the stadium has been the home of many big games in South Carolina history. On November 22, 1975, the Gamecocks scored their most points ever against instate rivals, Clemson, when they defeated the Tigers 56-20, and more recently the Gamecocks beat a #1 ranked opponent for the first time in program history when they defeated #1 Alabama 35-2 on October 9, 2010.
22. Michie Stadium - Army
Michie Stadium is one of the most picturesque stadiums in the country and has been home to numerous great moments in Army football history. The stadium opened with a 17-0 Black Knights victory over Saint Louis and saw three straight national championships from 1944 to 1946.
23. Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium - Oklahoma
The Sooners are one of the most successful programs in college football, and as a result, 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 were won while playing at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. You can also witness some of the best traditions in college football at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium including the Sooner Schooner and RuF/NEKs.
24. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - USC
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is the largest stadium in the Pac 12 and one of the most famous stadiums in the world. The Coliseum has hosted countless events including the Opening Ceremonies for two Olympic Games, two Super Bowls, and one World Series.
25. Bobby Dodd Stadium - Georgia Tech
Bobby Dodd Stadium is the oldest continuously used on-campus football stadium in the South having opened in 1905 and is named for legendary Yellow Jackets football coach Bobby Dodd, who holds the record for most wins in Tech history. The stadium was home to one of the most famous games in college football history on October 7, 1916, when Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland College 222 to nothing.
26. Davis Wade Stadium - Mississippi State
Davis Wade Stadium is the fourth oldest stadium in college football and was also the site of the first Division IA college football game following 9/11 when the Bulldogs took on South Carolina on September 20, 2011.
27. Sun Devil Stadium - Arizona State
In addition to being home to an incredibly raucous crowd, Sun Devil Stadium is one of only a handful of college football stadiums to have hosted an NFL team and a Super Bowl.
28. 28. Nippert Stadium - Cincinnati
The quaint Nippert Stadium is a wonderful smaller FBS stadium and is one of the oldest in the country having opened in 1924. The stadium has hosted numerous big moments over the years and was even the home of the Cincinnati Bengals for a few seasons.
29. Memorial Stadium - Cal
California Memorial Stadium has been home to many memorable moments both on and off the field since opening in 1923. In 1982, perhaps the most famous moment in Memorial Stadium occurred during the Cal-Stanford game when the Golden Bears scored in the final seconds of the game on what is known as “The Play.”
30. Kenan Stadium - North Carolina
Kenan Stadium has served as the Tar Heels home field since 1927, and there isn’t a more beautiful place to take in a game. In 1991 North Carolina played their first night game at Kenan Stadium ushering in a new era of Tar Heels football.
31. Albertsons Stadium - Boise State
The Blue as it’s known is one of the most easily recognizable stadiums in college football thanks to its blue turf. The stadium is also one of the most scenic in the country and provides Boise State with one of the best home-field advantages in the country.
32. Stanford Stadium - Stanford
The original Stanford Stadium opened in 1921 and hosted many notable events including the Super Bowl and FIFA World Cup. In 2006, Stanford Stadium was completely remodeled, and today the state of the art stadium is one of the most luxurious in college football.
33. Kinnick Stadium - Iowa
Kinnick Stadium can hold 70,585 fans at maximum capacity which is why it is consistently voted one of the best stadiums in the Big Ten. Over the course of its history, Kinnick Stadium has been home to many memorable moments, including the biggest victory in Iowa history when the #1 Hawkeyes knocked off the #2 Michigan Wolverines 12-10 on a last second field goal by Rob Houghtlin in 1985.
34. Folsom Field - Colorado
In addition to an excellent view of the Flat Irons, Folsom Field also is home to some extremely rowdy fans and the best live animal mascot in college football, Ralphie. The chance to see Ralphie in person alone makes the trip to Boulder worthwhile.
35. Papa John's Cardinal Stadium - Louisville
One of the newer stadiums on the list, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium provides a spectacular game day atmosphere and does an excellent job of honoring Cardinals legend Johnny Unitas. Unitas is arguably the greatest quarterback in football history, and you’ll find plenty of tributes to him here.
36. LaVell Edwards Stadium - BYU
BYU’s LaVell Edwards Stadium has been the Cougars home since 1964 and is one of the most beautiful stadiums in the country. Additionally, the stadium has hosted numerous big BYU moments over the years, including the 1984 National Championship team.
37. Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium - Arkansas
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, AR opened in 1938 and is the primary home of the Arkansas Razorbacks football team. The Razorbacks won their first game at Razorback Stadium 27-7 over Oklahoma A&M, and the stadium hasn’t stopped rocking since.
38. Scott Stadium - Virginia
Scott Stadium is the oldest active stadium in Virginia and has seen many notable wins and losses in Cavaliers history. Virginia’s toughest loss came to Georgia Tech in November of 1990 when the team lost it’s number 1 ranking after a heartbreaking 41-38 defeat. A few years later in 1995, it would be the Cavaliers who were celebrating as they took down number 2 Florida State 33-28.
39. Vaught-Hemingway Stadium - Ole Miss
Having opened in 1915, Vaught-Hemingway Stadium has been home to many notable moments in Rebels history. Vaught-Hemingway was the site of three Ole Miss games during their undefeated 1960 National Championship season, including a 6-6 tie with #2 LSU, and more recently the Rebels set their all-time attendance record when 62,657 watched Ole Miss take on Alabama on October 10, 2009.
40. Rice-Eccles Stadium - Utah
The MUSS and FUSS create a superb in-game atmosphere, and Rice-Eccles Stadium is one of only two college football stadiums to have hosted the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics.
41. Spartan Stadium - Michigan State
The Michigan State Spartans have developed quite the home-field advantage over the years as the Spartans have put together several ten or more game home winning streaks. The longest of which took place from 1950 to 1953 lasted 19 games.
42. Milan Puskar Stadium - West Virginia
In its over 30 years of operation, Mountaineer Field has been the home to many notable events. On November 20, 1993, the stadium set its attendance record when 70,222 watched the #9 Mountaineers upset the #4 Miami Hurricanes.
43. Boone Pickens Stadium - Oklahoma State
As one of the oldest stadiums in the Big XII, Boone Pickens Stadium has been home to several memorable moments. The stadium was the site of the most attended home game in Cowboys history when 60,218 watched the Cowboys defeat #3 Baylor 49-17 on November 23, 2013.
44. Amon G. Carter Stadium - TCU
The 45,000 seat stadium has served as the Horned Frogs home since 1930, and is also known as “Hell’s Half Acre.” Additionally, Amon Carter Stadium has served as the home of two national championship winning teams, the 1935 and 1938 Horned Frogs.
45. Faurot Field - Missouri
Since opening in 1926 Faurot Field has been home to many memorable moments in Tigers history. The stadium’s famous “Rock M” made its debut on October 1, 1927, and can be found in the north end zone to this day.More recently, on September 17, 2011, the Tigers recorded the largest victory in Faurot Field history when they shutout Western Illinois 69-0.
46. TCF Bank Stadium - Minnesota
Football returned to the U of M campus in 2009 when TCF Bank Stadium opened. The state of the art facility is one of the newest in the FBS and as a result, features many incredible amenities including the ninth largest video board in college football. The stadium also offers fans an excellent view of downtown Minneapolis.
47. University Stadium - New Mexico
Located at 5,100 feet above sea level, University Stadium is one of the highest venues in the nation. University Stadium also provides a beautiful scenic view of the Sandia Mountains to those sitting on the east side of the stadium. The gorgeous view is worth the price of admission alone and makes you feel like you’re taking in a one of a kind spectacle.
48. Glass Bowl - Toledo
The stadium was originally named University Stadium. However, it was renamed the Glass Bowl due to the glass industry’s importance to the city of Toledo as well as the fact that the stadium’s following World War II featured numerous glass elements.
49. McLane Stadium - Baylor
Another new stadium that creates an excellent game day experience is Baylor’s McLane Stadium. The stadium features a plethora of amenities and has already hosted an undefeated home season in 2014.
50. Arizona Stadium - Arizona
The Wildcats have a strong winning tradition at Arizona Stadium, which includes nine undefeated seasons. A big part of the Wildcats success at home can be attributed to the Zona Zoo who provide some of the best fan support in the nation.