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Reds/Flyers Fan
10-05-2011, 03:50 PM
Here are, in no particular order (other than Ohio Stadium being the best football environment I've ever been in), are the football stadiums I've seen games in over the years:

College

Ohio Stadium (OSU) - many games
Nippert Stadium (UC) - a handful of games
Yager Stadium (Miami) - Miami vs. Bowling Green
Perry Stadium (BG) - many games
Michigan Stadium (Michigan) - Michigan vs. OSU twice and Mich. vs. ND
Notre Dame Stadium (ND) - Notre Dame vs. Purdue
Commonwealth Stadium (UK) - Kentucky vs. Tennessee
Memorial Stadium (Illinois) - Illinois vs. OSU
Spartan Stadium (Michigan State) - MSU vs. OSU
Neyland Stadium (Tennessee) - Tennessee vs. UC a couple of weeks ago
Folsom Field (Colorado) - games vs. Texas Tech and West Virginia
War Memorial Stadium (Wyoming) - Cowboys vs. Bowling Green
Memorial Stadium (Indiana Univ.) - Indiana vs. OSU

Rose Bowl - 1997 OSU vs. Arizona State
Sugar Bowl (Louisiana Superdome) - 1998 OSU vs. Florida State

NFL

Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati) - numerous games
Heinz Field (Pittsburgh) - Bengals vs. Steelers in 2003 (Bengals won; Steelers fans were awful)
Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Browns) - Bengals vs. Browns in final game in old stadium; still have part of the seat I walked out of the stadium with

dabvu2498
10-05-2011, 04:18 PM
Vanderbilt
Tennessee
Georgia
South Carolina
Kentucky
Florida
Ole Miss
Alabama (both at Legion Field and Bryant-Denny)
LSU

Miami (OH)
UC
OSU
Notre Dame
Purdue
Michigan
Illinois (but for a Bears game the season Soldier Field was being redone)
Western Kentucky (before they were FBS but I'm counting it!)

Places on my list to go: the remaining 3 SEC schools plus whoever they add, Army, Penn State, Oregon.

NFL:
Cincinnati (old and new)
Soldier Field (old and new)
LP Field or whatever they call it in Nashville
The old Hoosier Dome

I've also been to the Georgia Dome for the SEC Championship Game.

Chip R
10-05-2011, 04:58 PM
College:
UNI Dome (Northern Iowa)
Kinnick Stadium (University of Iowa)
Jack Trice (Iowa State University)
William Penn University
Metrodome (University of Minnesota)
Northwestern
Eastern Illinois
Ohio University (Not Ohio State)
Illinois State
Indiana State
Chattanooga (2005 1-AA National Championship game)
Miami (Ohio)
Cincinnati
Western Kentucky

NFL:

Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City)
RCA/Hoosier Dome (Indianapolis)

BuckeyeRed27
10-05-2011, 06:36 PM
College:
Ohio Stadium (many games)
Michigan Stadium (2006 OSU v Michigan)
Camp Randall (2010 OSU v Wisconsin)
Ross Ade (2002 OSU v Purdue)
Nippert (five or six games)
Sun Devil Stadium (Fiesta Bowl Ohio State v Kansas State)
Rose Bowl (several Rose Bowls and a few UCLA games)
Los Angeles Coliseum (several games)
Notre Dame Stadium (Notre Dame v Army game in 1998 I think)
The Swamp (2001 Florida v Miami)

Pro:
Paul Brown
The old Meadowlands
Raymond James (Outback Bowl but in a pro stadium)

dabvu2498
10-05-2011, 07:07 PM
Decided to expand on my answers a little. I will add this disclaimer: I am a Vanderbilt alum and I married a Tennessee alum.

Best stadium (just stadium): Bryant-Denny. It's beautiful.

Best pregame (outside the stadium): Ole Miss. Any real college football fan must spend a couple hours in The Grove at some point in their lives.

Best pregame (inside the stadium): Tennessee or Notre Dame. Honorable mention to USC and that damn rooster crowing and the song from 2001: Space Odyssey. Makes you feel like the whole state is coming after you.

Best band: Tennessee (yep, better than Ohio State)

Best song: From Dixie with Love -- has been banned by Ole Miss and I agree with that, but man, that place rocked when they'd go into that song. Yea Alabama and Glory, Glory to Old Georgia are fun as well. Rocky Top can bite me, even though the Osborne Brothers version was played at my wedding reception -- I love her family.

Most welcoming fans to opposing fans: Ole Miss and Bama. The people at Notre Dame and LSU were super also. It must be said that when you're wearing Vanderbilt gear as an opposing fan, they're usually happy to see you and extend pity and courtesy.

Loudest: LSU. Scary loud. It feels like the place shakes. Maybe it does.

Best tradition (and mascot): They have a live tiger at LSU. A tiger. They park it, in its' cage, outside the visitors' locker room before games. You must walk past the tiger to get into the visitors' locker room. Honorable mention to UGa and Smokey... I like dogs.

Best "doubleheader": A day at the races at Keeneland before a night game at Commonwealth Stadium. Only the strong will survive.

Best campus: This is the only place I'll go with my alma mater. It's like a pastoral New England campus, with magnolia trees, right in the middle of Nashville. Very cool place, all my biases aside. Notre Dame is beautiful as well.

Underrated: South Carolina and Kentucky

Overrated: Florida and Georgia

Best overall: I was at the Auburn-Alabama game last year, so that colors my pick here a lot. I can't imagine a better atmosphere for a sporting event, anytime, anywhere. I'd have to say Bryant-Denny. I loved my trips to LSU and Notre Dame as well.

Redsfan320
10-05-2011, 07:45 PM
0- I have never attended an organized football game in my life, at any level... and I dig football... just one of those things.

320

OSUredsFAN
10-05-2011, 08:34 PM
College:
Ohio Stadium: many times
Northwestern
Iowa
Illinois
Indiana
Notre Dame
Penn State
tSUN
Purdon't
Sun Life Stadium (Miami,fl): a few weeks ago (bad memories)
Kentucky

Pro:
Paul Brown Stadium
Riverfront
Cleveland Browns Stadium
Soilder Field
Sun Life Stadium

Reds/Flyers Fan
10-05-2011, 11:21 PM
0- I have never attended an organized football game in my life, at any level... and I dig football... just one of those things.

320

You gotta get to a game at Miami ... October is the best month. Great setting in Oxford.

reds1869
10-06-2011, 12:28 AM
In no particular order other than as I remember them. I've been to a lot so I'm sure I'm forgetting some. My favorite gameday atmosphere by far was when I went to the Marshall vs. Army game at West Point in 1998. If you ever get the opportunity to visit the USMA for a game, do not even hesitate. It is spectacular.

College
Marshall
WVU
Pittsburgh
Ohio State
Ohio
Miami (Ohio)
Akron
Kent State
Ball State
Toledo
Clemson
South Carolina
Army (absolutely stunning if you can get up there)
Cincinnati
Colorado
Wisconsin
Illinois
Northern Illinois
Eastern Michigan
Minnesota
Indiana
Central Florida
Louisville
BYU
Utah

NFL
Cincinnati (old and new)
Cleveland
Pittsburgh (old and new)
New England
Indianapolis (old and new)
Meadowlands

WVRed
10-06-2011, 11:15 AM
Mine is going to be tiny compared to everybody elses. :)

Marshall Stadium (before it expanded to Joan C Edwards)
Mountaineer Field

Pro:

Riverfront Stadium

Never been to Commonwealth Stadium or Paul Brown Stadium, sadly.

Captain13
10-06-2011, 01:16 PM
Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium
Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)
Ohio Stadium
Michigan Stadium
Nippert Statium
Paul Brown (UC v OK)
Memorial Stadium (Champagne)
NC State
Commonwealth Stadium
Eastern KY
WKU

Best game-day experience is in Lincoln..."Friendliest fans in football", and they lost that day.

RiverRat13
10-06-2011, 03:43 PM
College:
Ohio State
Texas
Indiana
Purdue
Penn St.
UNC
Duke
NC State
Ohio U.

Pro:
Cincinnati (old and new)
Carolina

RichRed
10-06-2011, 04:21 PM
College:

James Madison
Richmond
William & Mary
Appalachian State
East Carolina
Virginia Tech
Clemson
Tennessee
UNC-Chapel Hill

Pros:

Redskins (old RFK)
Panthers

bucksfan2
10-06-2011, 05:19 PM
College:
Ohio Stadium: many times
Northwestern
Iowa
Illinois


Does Northwestern count as a college stadium or high school stadium. When I was there it was more like Ohio Stadium Northwest.

But as for mine.

College
Ohio Stadium
Nippert
Northwestern
Notre Dame
Dayton Welcome Stadium

Pro
PBS
Riverfront

Reds/Flyers Fan
10-06-2011, 07:08 PM
Does Northwestern count as a college stadium or high school stadium. When I was there it was more like Ohio Stadium Northwest.

But as for mine.

College
Ohio Stadium
Nippert
Northwestern
Notre Dame
Dayton Welcome Stadium

Pro
PBS
Riverfront

While Northwestern isn't a college and high school stadium, Welcome Stadium, ironically, is. It's home to the Dayton Flyers football team and also Dayton Public Schools high school teams.

Joseph
10-06-2011, 07:57 PM
Small list from me as well...

College:

Murray State University
Commonwealth Stadium

Pro:
Paul Brown

Tuff Nut
11-18-2011, 10:42 PM
Small list from me as well...

College:

Murray State University
Commonwealth Stadium

Pro:
Paul Brown

I Live 35 mins from Murray State.......Cool (Played in a HS football game there)
List is a lil longer but not by much.

College:

L.T. Smith Stadium - Western Kentucky (I attended WKU in early '80s)
Roy Stewart Stadium - Murray State
Pacer Stadium (now SkyHawk Stadium) - UTMartin

Pro:

Liberty Bowl (watched a Exhibition NFL game there and a USFL playoff game in '83)
Arrowhead Stadium (was a season ticket holder for 5 years.....best NFL tailgate....PERIOD)