9. Michigan Stadium, University of Michigan
Popular Mechanics: “Michigan Stadium was already a monstrosity in 1927, when it opened with 72,000 seats. Building the Big House was no easy feat. Three-fourths of the structure was sunk below ground level to counteract the underground spring lying below the stadium, which engulfed a crane during construction (the crane was never retrieved).”
Our Take: Michigan stadium is home to college football’s winningest team, but the Wolverine’s didn’t host a night game until their memorable clash with rival Notre Dame in 2011. In fact, they have only hosted 2 more games after dark since that game in 2011 despite the university installing permanent lights. Despite the lack of prime time games, the Big House hasn’t hosted a crowd of less than 100,000 since 1975.