College football stadiums are among the largest of all the major sports venues in the United States. In fact, the biggest college football stadiums are almost twice the size as some of the smaller stadiums you’ll find around the NFL
Case in point, The Big House – Home of the Michigan Wolverines boasts a capacity of 107,601 while The Oakland Raiders’ home field RingCentral Stadium only has the capacity of 53,286.
That said, The Raiders are far from having the smallest NFL stadiums as one the LA Rams home fields, Dignity Health Sports Park can only pack in 27,000. Making The Big House just 399 seats short of being 4 times larger than the LA Rams modest home field.
Now that we’ve established how much bigger the largest college football stadiums are compared to the stadiums found in the NFL, let’s take a look at the top 10 NCAA football stadiums. Believe it or not, 8 of the first 10 can all fit over 100,000 fans in at full capacity.
Top 10 Largest Football Stadiums in the United States
|Michigan Stadium aka “The Big House”||107,601||Michigan Wolverines|
|Beaver Stadium||106,572||Penn State Nittany Lions|
|Kyle Field aka “12th Man”||102,733||Texas A&M Aggies|
|Neyland Stadium||102,455||Tennessee Volunteers|
|Tiger Stadium aka “Death Valley”||102,321||LSU Tigers|
|Ohio Stadium aka “The Horseshoe”||102,082||Ohio State Buckeyes|
|Bryant–Denny Stadium||101,821||Alabama Crimson Tide|
|Darrell K Royal aka “DKR“||100,119||Texas Longhorns|
|LA Memorial Coliseum||93,607||USC Trojans|
|Sanford Stadium aka “Between The Hedges”||92,746||Georgia Bulldogs|
Biggest College Football Stadium Fun Facts
- The Texas Longhorns are the only school not in the SEC or Big 10 with a home stadium capacity of over 100,000.
- The Big House is the second largest sports stadium in the world behind Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in North Korea which has a capacity of 114,000
- Ohio State and Michigan are the only arch rivals that both have stadiums with a capacity of 100,000, which means they’re the only rivalry game that can always accommodate a six-figure attendance regardless of who the home team is.