Top football stadiums in the country (Part 8)

Vanderbilt Highlights vs. Arkansas – Oct. 29, 2011

Memphis 21 Tennessee 17 excerpt from “1996 Tiger Football

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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I will never forget the 1989 Houston v. Arkansas football game in Little Rock. It was the loudest game I have ever been to. Arkansas barely won over the highpowered Houston offense. Ken Hatfield later said that stopping Houston when the score was 14-14 was the biggest break in the game since it gave the defense the confidence that they could stop them.

I also went to the 1996 Tennessee at Memphis game and Peyton Manning was slowed down in that game as the Tigers pulled their biggest upset of all time when they beat the #6 ranked Vols.

69. Robertson Stadium: Houston Cougars
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There is not a lot of seating here, as the stadium only holds 32,000, and it is starting to age a little bit, as it is now 70 years old, having been built in 1942.

There are, however, a lot of positives in Robertson Stadium.

The stadium is usually packed, and the fans can get very rowdy. A relaxing day at a football game is not possible here.

 

68. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium: Memphis Tigers

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This stadium is rather oddly-shaped and is home to the Memphis Tigers.

Built in 1965 with a capacity of 62,380, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is great. It seems very well updated, and it kept up nicely.

Everything is excellent, except not a lot of fans show up to root on their Tigers. With a little more support, this stadium could be much higher on the list.

 

67. High Point Solutions Stadium: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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Rutgers has come a long way over the past two decades, and it all started when this stadium was built in 1994.

It seats 52,454 and is bigger than a lot of other stadiums in the Big East.

The Rutgers campus is huge, and when the football team is good, this is an excellent place to watch a football game.

A game is not complete without the “R-U” chant ringing throughout.

 

66. Aggie Memorial Stadium: New Mexico State Aggies

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This stadium may not seem like much, but has an atmosphere and a feel to it that is different from a lot of places.

It was built in 1978 and seats 30,343. What makes Aggie Memorial Stadium stand out is how nice it is compared to a lot of others.

Even though it is 35 years old, it has been kept up nice, and if the Aggies can find their winning ways, a lot of the fans will come back to cheer them on.

 

65. Vanderbilt Stadium: Vanderbilt Commodores

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Vanderbilt Stadium is old and worn down. It was built in 1922 and is the smallest stadium in the SEC as far as seating capacity goes.

Only 39,790 fans can fit inside the stadium.

Usually, the Commodores are not good enough to even support that few people, but things may be changing for a program that looks to be on the rise.

 
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