12 college football stadiums that should be on your bucket list

Published: Thursday, Nov. 21 2013 2:22 a.m. MST

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Capacity: 88,858

Construction completed in 1930

If you have to face the Gators, you don't want to do so in The Swamp. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Steve Spurrier first gave Ben Hill Griffin Stadium that nickname when he famously remarked, "The Swamp is where Gators live. We feel comfortable there, but we hope our opponents feel tentative. A swamp is hot and sticky and can be dangerous." Lou Holtz, who used to be head coach at South Carolina after leaving Notre Dame, had his own opinions about playing at The Swamp. According to ESPN, he said, "It's just sheer numbers. Your offense is driving late in the game, and you hit this wall of sound."
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Having worked at Notre Dame and attended several football games, I must say that it would be hard to duplicate the spirit, loyalty, and spirit associated with playing football in Notre Dames stadium. You have to be there to appreciate the experience. Notre Dame is a class act University.

Salem, UT

Have to agree there is something unique and almost perfect about attending a game in South Bend- if you have never done it- make it a bucket list item- you will not regret it- classy place

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

from this list I have been to the Rose Bowl, Kyle Field, and Camp Randall.

My Fav was Camp Randall hands down!

Something to think about
Ogden, UT

Been to six of the stadiums on the list... Enjoyed Notre Dame the most... Hate Texas A&M but the crowd, chants, etc... out of this world!

Other favorites: Neyland (Tenn) and for personal reasons Gaylord Family (OU). Another older stadium, but fun crowd is Doak Campbell (Florida St) When they get going that chant they do is awesome.

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

Why is Rice-Eccles not on this list?

Go BYU Rise Up!!!

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

How can the LA Coliseum not be on this list? 2 Olympic Games played, in addition to 2 super bowls and, not to mention, countless national championship teams of USC. So much history and pageantry with that field.

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

I had fun making a list of all college stadiums I have been to...
College Football Stadium Checklist:
Romney Stadium
Rice Eccles
Lavell Edwards
War Memorial
Sam Boyd
The Rose Bowl
The Coliseum
Kyle Field
Camp Randall
The Swamp
Bronco Stadium
Reser Stadium

Durham, NC

So. Cal Reader.... to your question, the Coliseum is hurt by the very thing you cited... it is a general sports venue where the field is set off by a track and is longer then most standiums putting fans further from the action. Historic, yes. Beautiful, yes. Good (or Great) for football - no. My favorite is Michigan followed by Notre Dame.

Both the Utah and Y stadiums are in great settings (the view around them), but as far a great football venues, particularly Edwards is the most in need up updating. Great view, venue itself lacks.

Elmer Fudd
Sandy, Utah

@ Reno Cougs Fan 68

"Why is Rice-Eccles not on this list?"

Why is Lavell Edwards not on this list? They have a big stadium that they cannot fill.

Saint George, UT

@So Cal Reader. As far as I am concerned the Coliseum should definitely be on the list At various times it has been the home of both USC, UCLA plus the Los Angeles Rams, Raiders, Chargers, home of the first Super Bowl and home to the Los Angeles Dodgers when they came west'
The Utah stadiums are nor worthy of the list.

Big J
Bountiful, UT

I have been to Beaver, Husky, Michigan, and Notre Dame on this list. I hope to catch them all.

Wellsville, UT

List is incomplete without the inclusion of Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE. I'd put it in the top 5.

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