College football is great because of the play on the field, but also because of everything that comes with it. College football is tailgating early in the morning, marching bands playing fight songs, and stadiums that become institutions on campus…for some schools at least.
College football began it’s 150th season this month, in honor of that longevity we’ve ranked the best stadiums in the country.
For this ranking of stadiums we were inspired by a 2018 article from Popular Mechanics that gave their take on college football’s greatest cathedrals. Combining their rankings with our own, we present college football’s best stadiums.
As a bonus, we’ve also included our list of the 25 Worst College Football Stadiums at the end.
25. Memorial Stadium, Clemson University
Popular Mechanics: “Opened in the early 1940’s and originally constructed in a valley below a cemetery, “Death Valley” has more than a little mystique. The now roughly 80,000-seat venue has grown above the original horseshoe design to include towering upper decks and luxury seating.”
Our Take: Memorial Stadium has become home to one of college football’s juggernaut programs. Dabo Sweeny has his Tigers consistently playing in the college football playoffs and the home field advantage his squad has is second to none. One of college football’s most exciting traditions is watching the orange clad Tigers touch Howard’s Rock and run down a hill to the field at “Death Valley”, which earned the nickname by being built near the campus cemetery.
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