The Big Ten boasts some of the more dominant college football teams in the country. They consistently have teams ranked in the top 5. This year should be no different. The Las Vegas odds show that both Ohio State and Michigan are in the top four favorites to win the championship. It’s hard to see a scenario where one of the two doesn’t make the playoff. The only issue is that they might beat each other up.
Not only are these teams so good, but I believe they have some of the best football stadiums. Here is a list of the best football stadiums in the Big Ten.
My favorite, and it has the best nickname in the Big Ten, “The Big House”. This stadium fills up every home game in the fall with over 100,000 die hard Wolverine fans. Adding lights a few years ago makes it a great destination to watch night games. Watching rabid Wolverine fans go crazy is amazing.
This place just rocks during home games. Badger fans fill the stadium to capacity and the energy just flows. I have seen fans jump so hard and bounce up and down that they shake the entire stadium. I have seldom seen so much energy and excitement than at Camp Randall.
3. Penn State
Beaver stadium is another giant stadium. Recently they added more seating to accommodate over 100,000, and that makes for tough going for visiting teams. Nittany Lion fans are some of the greatest fans in college football. There is no bad seat in the house.
4. Ohio State
This stadium looks like a Roman Coliseum. It is nicknamed “The Horseshoe”. It is the third largest in college football with a capacity of a little over 104,000. Die hard Buckeye fans have a lot to cheer about especially with the recent success of their program under Urban Meyer.
Memorial stadium is one of the iconic stadium in all college football. Seating 90,000 Cornhuskers fans, it is one of the most well known stadiums in not only the Big Ten, but in the country. Nebraska fans have seen so many great Husker teams play there during the years. This stadium has been known to fans all over the country as one of the most intimidating stadiums.
Kinnick stadium was names for the former Heisman trophy winner Nike Kinnick. Many professional football players have spent their college careers at Iowa, and they continue to churn out pro players each year. Not as big as some of the others, with a capacity of a little over 70,000, but the fan base is strong and they love their Hawkeye football.
7. Michigan State
Spartan stadium is known for their opening line before each home game, and it gets the crowd going. “It’s…a beautiful day for football!” Seating around 75,000 Spartan-crazy fans, it’s one of my favorite views on a college football Saturday. I won’t complete a Big Ten football season without visiting here.
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