Anyone who doesn’t think size matters, obviously has never been to a college football game. Often said to have the most passionate and loyal fans, it’s only fitting that college football also have the largest stadiums. In fact, seven of the ten largest stadiums in the world are on this list.
Still not convinced? Let’s see how these 10 colossal college stadiums stack up against billion dollar NFL stadiums. Besides the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium, which has a capacity of 105,000, every college stadium on this list fits at least 7,000 more fans than every NFL stadium. Without further ado, here are college football’s biggest stadiums. (Data provided by Sporting News)
10. Sanford Stadium
Capacity: 92,746 (Athens, GA)
Constructed in 1929 for $360,000, Sanford Stadium’s original capacity was 30,000. Georgia’s most recent expansion project, completed in 2003, added an additional 5,500 new seats — raising the capacity to 92,746. The university’s board of regents are debating an expansion plan that would add up to 9,000 additional seats.
Sanford Stadium played host to several Olympic football (soccer) matches during the 1996 Summer Olympics — including the U.S. women’s 2-1 victory over China for the Gold Medal.
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