Posted August 25th, 2008 by Matt
Filed under: Feature, Football

Top Stadiums: #3 LSU

3. Tiger Stadium

Death Valley on a Saturday night has probably the best gameday atmosphere of any college venue in the country. The fans are widely considered the loudest and most passionate, probably due to the fact that they have been drinking and partying all day. And if you ask most college football coaches, this is one of the last places that they would ever want to play a road game.

Built in 1924, the stadium has expanded to an impressive 92,400 seating capacity. In terms of population, that makes Tiger Stadium the sixth largest city in Louisiana on gamedays.

An interesting fact: In a game against Auburn in 1988, when quarterback Tommy Hodson completed a game winning touchdown pass, the subsequent crowd roar registered as an actual earth quake on the LSU seismographs.

Check back soon for our #2 favorite college football stadium.

College football’s best stadiums
  1. Notre Dame Stadium
  2. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field
  3. Tiger Stadium
  4. Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium
  5. Michigan Stadium

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1 Comment

  1. reply to  #1

    Lee de la Houssaye

    3? C’mon, B!

    Interesting fact about the stadium, though: “For many years it did double duty as a dorm. When it opened in 1924, seating was on either side of the field, with open areas at each end zone. In the 1930’s, the infamous “Kingfish” – Gov. Huey P. Long, wanted to add more seats to the stadium, but the state budget had designated funds only for new dorms. So Huey put the dorms in the stadium, closing the north end zone to make a horseshoe; and, as one commentator put it, built a roof that looked like stadium seating.”

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