20. Williams-Brice Stadium, University of South Carolina
Popular Mechanics: “The home of the Gamecocks had just 17,600 seats when it opened in 1934. Now the lower bowl wraps the field and upper deck additions fill both sidelines and one end zone. A 1980’s-era engineering reinforcement added structural support to the 80,000-seat building to keep the upper decks from swaying too much during raucous moments.”
Our Take: The home of the Gamecocks has the look and feel of an NFL stadium, with it’s double decked layout on each side of the stadium and the rectangular spiraled walkways on each corner. Fans inside the stadium have good views of the field and positioned very close to the sidelines, providing a definite home-field advantage.