Traditions run deep throughout the south and a school’s football stadium is more than just a place where college football games are played.
If college football is our religion, the home stadium is the cathedral.
It’s a holy place that provides a spiritual-like afternoon and an intense sense of nostalgia that can move even the most casual fan to tears.
From Tennessee’s iconic checker-board Neyland Stadium to Athens’ Between the Hedges, LSU’s Death Valley,
the Swamp in Gainesville and South Carolina’s Williams-Brice when ‘Sandstorm’ starts shaking the city of Columbia ––
each school’s stadium has its rituals and traditions that help make college football in the South the region’s favorite pastime.
The SEC also boasts some of the world’s largest stadiums, with capacities eclipsing 100,000.
As for UGA, Sanford Stadium is known across the nation as one of the most aesthetically pleasing venues in all of college football.
Designed by the MIT-trained architect Thomas Atwood, the mind also responsible for designing North Carolina’s Keenan Stadium,
which possesses a similar feel, Sanford was built with its beautiful surrounding views in mind.
It has undergone recent renovations and is still the best place in America to watch a college football game with 92,746 of your closest friends.
1 – Texas A&M's Kyle Field (12th Man), 102,733
2 – Tennessee's Neyland Stadium, 102,455
3 – LSU's Tiger Stadium (Death Valley), 102,321
4 – Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium, 101,821
5 – Georgia's Sanford Stadium (Between the Hedges), 92,746
6 – Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp), 88,548
7 – Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium, 87,451
8 – South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium, 80,250
9 – Arkansas' Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, 76,000
10 – Ole Miss' Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, 64,038
11 – Missouri's Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium, 62,621
12 – Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium, 61,337
13 – Kentucky's Kroger Field, 61,000
14 – Vanderbilt Stadium, 40,350
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