The Top 12 Largest College Football Stadiums
A List of the 12 Largest College Football Stadiums
Largest College Football Stadiums by Size
Below is a list of the 12 largest college football stadiums in the country. College football continues to grow in popularity, and you can see the evidence by looking at the capacity of these football stadiums, as well as the attendance numbers. Three out of the top four largest stadiums belong to teams in the Big Ten Conference. Also, two out of the top eight largest college football stadiums reside in Los Angeles.
1) Michigan Stadium - capacity of 109,901
Number 1 in the list of the largest college football stadiums is home to the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They play in the Big Ten Conference and last won a BCS National Championship in 1997.
2) Beaver Stadium - capacity of 107,282
Beaver Stadium comes in at number 2 on the list of largest college football stadiums, which is home to the Penn State Nittany Lions of the Big Ten Conference. They are located in University Park, Pennsylvania and routinely have some of the largest attendance figures in the country.
3) Neyland Stadium - capacity of 102,455
Next up is Neyland Stadium, which is home to the Tennessee Volunteers of the Southeastern Conference. They are located in Knoxville, Tennessee and last won a BCS National Championship in 1998.
4) Ohio Stadium - capacity of 102,329
Ohio Stadium is number 4 on the list of largest college football stadiums, which is where the Ohio State Buckeyes of the Big Ten Conference play. They are located in Columbus, Ohio. They were in the news quite a bit in 2011, as head coach Jim Tressel was fired after multiple players received illegal benefits while in school.
5) Bryant-Denny Stadium - capacity of 101,821
Number 5 on the list of largest college football stadiums is Bryant-Denny Stadium, which is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It's home to the Crimson Tide, who won the 2012 BCS National Championship.
6) Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium - capacity of 101,624
Next up is the home of the Texas Longhorns, who are located in Austin, Texas. They are a member of the Big 12 Conference and have their own TV network called the Longhorn Network.
7) Rose Bowl - capacity of 94,118
The Rose Bowl comes in at number 7, which is home to the UCLA Bruins of the Pacific 10 Conference. The Rose Bowl is more widely known as the home of the Rose Bowl game, which is part of the Bowl Championship series and is played on New Year’s Day. It's preceded by the Rose Parade.
8) Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - capacity of 93,607
The LA Coliseum is number 8 on the list of the largest college football stadiums. It's home to the USC Trojans of the Pacific 10 Conference. USC was recently put on probation because it was learned that a former player and his family illegally excepted money while he was enrolled in the school.
9) Sanford Stadium - capacity of 92,746
The home of the Georgia Bulldogs is number 9 on the list of the largest college football stadiums. Their campus is located in Athens, Georgia and they're a member of the Southeastern Conference. An SEC team has won the BCS National Championship each of the last 6 years.
10) Tiger Stadium - capacity of 92,542
Coming in at number 10 is home to the Louisiana State Tigers, who are located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They are also a member of the Southeastern Conference. The faced off with Alabama in the 2012 BCS National Championship but were shut out 21-0.
11) Cotton Bowl - capacity of 92,200
The Cotton Bowl comes in at number 11 on the list of largest college football stadiums, although it isn't home to any college football team. It is used for certain games, like the Red River Rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma. It's also used for the Cotton Bowl game, which is played on New Year’s Day.
12) Ben Hill Griffin Stadium - capacity of 88,548
Rounding out the top 12 largest college football stadiums is the home of the Florida Gators from Gainesville, Florida. They won the 2007 and 2009 National Championships under coach Urban Meyer, who later on retired for one year and was recently hired as the coach of Ohio State.