The Top 10 Loudest College Football Stadiums
Loudest College Football Stadiums
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Here are the top 10 loudest and best college football stadiums in the country.
Tiger Stadium - College football teams absolutely hate playing the LSU Tigers as it is, it makes things 10 times worse when they have to do so in Tiger Stadium. The LSU Tigers are pretty much unbeatable in Tiger Stadium, a venue that is the sixth-largest on-campus stadium in the NCAA. The stadium is most known for its game against the Auburn Tigers in 1988, a game that was so loud it produced an earthquake on the seismograph. There’s a reason Tiger Stadium is also known as Death Valley.
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Ben Hill Griffin Stadium - Ben Hill Griffin Stadium aka The Swamp has always been one of the top and loudest stadiums in college football due to the way it is designed. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium’s playing field is below ground level, which allows the crowd to feel like it’s on top of the players. This allows for maximum noise and makes it nearly impossible for the visiting team to hear anything. The Swamp is as intimidating a college football stadium there is and always gives the Gators a good chance of winning a game against anybody that particular day.
Autzen Stadium - Autzen Stadium is actually underrated when it comes to noise give then fact it holds just over 50,000 people. However, the Oregon Ducks home field usually fills up past capacity and makes for a deafening experience. Many visiting players have mentioned that Autzen Stadium is the loudest venue they’ve ever played in. Like Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Autzen Stadium is also played on a sunken field and always for the fans to cave in on top of the players. When Oregon is lighting up the scoreboard, Autzen Stadium is as loud as it gets.
Ohio Stadium - Ohio Stadium is the third-largest football stadium in the country, which can now hold close to 105,000 people. Good luck hearing anything in this bad boy. Opened in 1922, Ohio Stadium is always packed with Ohio State Buckeye fans, who are one of the most loyal groups of fans in college football. After all, more than 95,000 people showed up to watch the 2009 spring game. Ohio Stadium recently experienced a few renovations and with a team that’s going to continue competing for national championships, it’s safe to say this place will remain one of the loudest in the country.
Lane Stadium - Lane Stadium was considered by ESPN to be one of the scariest places to play in the country. Not only is Lane Stadium filled with passionate Virginia Tech fans, but the place goes absolutely nuts when Metallica's "Enter Sandman" is played across the loudspeakers. If you’ve never experienced a game at Lane Stadium, make sure to put it on your bucket list. Virginia Tech is one of those schools that pretty much lives and dies by college football, so Lane Stadium makes sure to be one of the loudest in the country each Saturday.
Kyle Field – One thing that came before Texas A&M’s football success and Johnny Manziel was Kyle Field. Ever head of the 12th man? Kyle Field was calling itself that before the Seattle Seahawks decided to run with the catchy term. At one point in the 1990s, Texas A&M ran off an impressive 55-4-1 home record and that had a lot to do with the crowd constantly showing up in support. Now, Kyle Field can hold more than 106,000 people due to recent renovations and doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. The players can change, but Texas A&M’s feisty crowd will always remain the same.
Camp Randall Stadium - Camp Randall Stadium is one of the oldest stadiums in college football, opening itself to Wisconsin Badgers’ fans since 1917. While it may not be the biggest stadium, holding just over 80,000 people, Camp Randall Stadium is always a party and usually helps the Badgers put together massive home winning streaks. The “Jump Around” is one of the coolest things done by college football fans and helps get the players hype for the task at hand. Since 2004, the Wisconsin Badgers have put together three home winning streaks of at least 11 games. Camp Randall Stadium is one of the more underrated venues in the sport.
Beaver Stadium - Beaver Stadium holds more than 106,000 Penn State fans, making it the fourth-largest stadium in the world. Penn State fans often play white out games where there’s nothing but a sea of white, and it’s quite intimidating for the visiting team. Even with the Joe Paterno nonsense that happened a few years ago, Penn State supporters still rallied around the school and showed up in truckloads to pack Happy Valley. Beaver Stadium holds the NCAA home record with more than a combined 1.2 million people showing up over the course of one season. That makes for a loud experience.
Memorial Stadium, Clemson – Also known as Death Valley, the Clemson Tigers home field is a madhouse from the second the Clemson players run down the hill and touch Howard’s rock. It seems like Clemson fans are standing from start to finish and don’t let up until it says victory across the scoreboard. Memorial Stadium has experienced three renovations within the last decade and should eventually make its way to where it can hold up to 100,000 fans. Memorial Stadium has always been one of the best places to watch a game, college football fans are just now realizing this after the recent success under head coach Dabo Swinney.
Doak Campbell Stadium – I’ve always believed that Doak Campbell Stadium was one of the more underrated stadiums in the country. It isn’t the biggest and actually has never topped 85,000 people as its record attendance. However, Doak Campbell Stadium has underwent a few renovations over the years and usually has always been a packed house come game day. One thing about Florida fans is that they love their football, and the Seminoles are certainly no different. Along with one of the best teams in the country, visitors have to worry about a nasty home field advantage when they make their way to Doak Campbell Stadium.