Top football stadiums in the country (Part 6)

THE FLEA KICKER – Nebraska vs. Missouri 1997

Here is a list of the top football stadiums in the country.

Power Ranking All 124 College Football Stadiums  

By Alex Callos

(Featured Columnist) on April 19, 2012 

When it comes to college football stadiums, for some teams, it is simply not fair. Home-field advantage is a big thing in college football, and some teams have it way more than others.

There are 124 FBS college football teams, and when it comes to the stadiums they play in, they are obviously not all created equal.

There is a monumental difference from the top teams on the list to the bottom teams on the list. Either way, here it is: a complete ranking of the college football stadiums 1-124.

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Missouri is a SEC East team now. I got to see them play against Arkansas when the Razorbacks beat them in 2004 or so. I think they will be a good member of the SEC.

90. Malone Stadium: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
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The state of Louisiana actually has more college football teams than many people could imagine.

Louisiana-Monroe is another in that long list. This stadium was built in 1978, so it is actually relatively new when it comes to college football stadiums. It has a capacity of 30,427 and hardly ever fills up.

The overall atmosphere here is pretty good, and the stadium is extremely easy to get to.

 

89. Joe Aillet Stadium: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

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For some surprisingly good tailgating and a WAC game that has a lot to offer, this is the place to go.

Built in 1968, Joe Aillet Stadium seats 30,600, and while it is not always full, there is a loyal fanbase here who comes out to support their Bulldogs.

This is not a bad place to watch a game.

 

88. FIU Stadium: Florida International Golden Panthers

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This tiny stadium is almost completely enclosed, which makes it that much better to watch a college football game.

Built in 1995, it is one of the newest stadiums around, and even though it only holds 23,500, it can get louder than a lot of other stadiums in the Sun Belt Conference.

The Golden Panthers may just have the biggest home-field advantage around.

 

87. Dix Stadium: Kent State Golden Flashes

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Kent State has one of the best stadiums the MAC has to offer.

With a seating capacity of only 20,500, Dix Stadium is not that big, but is updated.

While it was originally built in 1969, this stadium has been well-kept, and the Golden Flashes certainly have a home field advantage in here.

All of the amenities are average at best.

 

86. Bulldog Stadium: Fresno State Bulldogs

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Bulldog Stadium looks much larger than the 41,031 it seats.

That is possibly because there is no upper bowl. Everything is from one basic level.

It was built in 1980, and with a relatively large population in Fresno, people often fill the stadium. The atmosphere here is excellent and one of the best of any stadium so far on the list.

 

85. Martin Stadium: Washington State Cougars

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Martin Stadium is extremely small in comparison to a lot of other Pac-12 schools.

It only seats 35,117 and was built in 1972. The atmosphere here, especially when one of the Pac-12 rivals comes to town, is excellent.

There is not much around the stadium, however, but once inside, there is no bad seat in the house.

 

84. Aloha Stadium: Hawaii Warriors

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Aloha Stadium is home to a lot of different things, and one of them is the Hawaii Warriors.

This team loves to throw the ball around, and the fans enjoy that.

The 50,000-seat stadium was built in 1975. It can get a little loud when points are scored and is not a place that is easy for a road team to win.

The area around it is beautiful. It is Hawaii after all.

 

83. M.M. Roberts Stadium: Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

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Even though the stadium is very old and the seats may not be the most comfortable, this place does offer a little bit of luxury and a good place to watch a football game.

There are 33 luxury boxes located in the south end zone of this 36,000-seat stadium that was built 80 years ago in 1932 and is affectionately known as “The Rock.”

A newer version of this place would be ideal, but overall, a unique college football experience can be had here.

 

82. Ryan Field: Northwestern Wildcats

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Ryan Field is the first school from the Big Ten on the list, but that does not mean it is a bad place to enjoy a Big Ten battle.

It was built in 1926, which could have a little something to do with why it is so low on the list.

With a seating capacity of 47,130, it is the smallest stadium in the conference as well.

The views are great, but the atmosphere here is just not the same as some other schools in the conference.

 

81. Rentschler Field: Connecticut Huskies

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With a seating capacity of 40,000, Rentschler Field is a mid-size field and is the second Big East field on the list.

It is extremely new, having just opened in 2003, as the Huskies were making the jump to an FBS program shortly before that.

The fans here love the team, even though the area around the stadium has absolutely nothing to offer. A few more winning seasons, and this stadium, along with its fans, could be climbing up the list. 

 

80. Cajun Field: Louisiana-Lafayette Rajin’ Cajuns

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Another of the tiny Louisiana schools is next on the list.

Cajun Field has been around since 1971 and houses 31,000. There are not many teams in the Sun Belt Conference who can brag more about their field than the Rajun’ Cajuns.

It is a college town, with most of the people around having graduated from the university. This can help make for quite a Saturday football experience.

 

79. Faurot Field: Missouri Tigers

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This is the first SEC stadium on the list, and they are a newcomer to the conference.

Faurot Field houses 68,349 people and has been around forever, originally opening up in 1926.

Everything here is just average when it comes to the food and atmosphere. It will likely be a relatively easy road trip for a lot of SEC teams compared to what some of the other stadiums in the conference have to offer.

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