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: 92,542

Construction completed in 1922

This iconic stadium is home to the oldest bowl game in the country. It was constructed in the early 1920s after the Pasadena (Calif.) Valley Hunt Club chose to host a Jan. 1 event highlighted by a parade and games. Now, what started with events such as the "tourney of rings" and ostrich and chariot races has led to the well-known Tournament of Roses parade and the annual bowl game that pits the Big Ten champion against the top team from the Pac-12 (unless these teams play in the BCS title game). Since 1982, UCLA has played its home games at the stadium, which has played host to four Super Bowls and was used for portions of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics and the men's (1994) and women's (1999) FIFA World Cups.
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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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