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The 40 Largest I-A Stadiums

The 40 largest stadiums in NCAA Division I-A college football heading into the 2002 season. Note that (*) indicates stadium not on campus.

  Location Seats Home Team Conference Built Field
1Michigan Stadium Ann Arbor, Mich. 107,501 Michigan Big Ten 1927 Grass
2Beaver Stadium University Park, Penn. 107,282 Penn St. Big Ten 1960 Grass
3Neyland Stadium Knoxville, Tenn. 104,079 Tennessee SEC-East 1921 Grass
4Ohio Stadium Columbus, Ohio 101,568 Ohio St. Big Ten 1922 Grass
5Rose Bowl* Pasadena, Calif. 98,636 UCLA Pac-10 1922 Grass
6Sanford Stadium Athens, Ga. 92,020 Georgia SEC-East 1929 Grass
7LA Memorial Coliseum* Los Angeles, Calif. 92,000 USC Pac-10 1923 Grass
8Tiger Stadium Baton Rouge, La. 91,644 LSU SEC-West 1924 Grass
9Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field Gainesville, Fla. 88,548 Florida SEC-East 1929 Grass
10Jordan-Hare Stadium Auburn, Ala. 86,063 Auburn SEC-West 1939 Grass
11Stanford Stadium Stanford, Calif. 85,500 Stanford Pac-10 1921 Grass
12Bryant-Denny Stadium Tuscaloosa, Ala. 83,818 Alabama SEC-West 1929 Grass
13Legion Field* Birmingham, Ala. 83,091 Alabama/UABUSA1927 Grass
14Kyle Field College Station, Texas82,600 Texas A&M Big 12-South 1925 Grass
15Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Okla. 82,112 Oklahoma Big 12-South 1924 Grass
16Doak Campbell Stadium Tallahasse, Fla. 82,000 Florida St. ACC 1950 Grass
17Memorial Stadium Clemson, S.C. 81,474 Clemson ACC 1942 Grass
18Camp Randall Stadium Madison, Wis. 81,318 Wisconsin Big Ten 1917 Turf
19Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, Ind.80,795 Notre DameIndependent1930Grass
20Williams-Brice Stadium Columbia, S.C. 80,250 South Carolina SEC-East 1934 Grass
21Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Austin, Texas80,082 Texas Big 12-South 1924 Grass
22Memorial Stadium Lincoln, Neb. 73,918 Nebraska Big 12-North 1923 Turf
23Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, Ariz. 73,379 Arizona St. Pac-10 1959 Grass
24Memorial Stadium Berkeley, Calif. 73,347 California Pac-10 1923 Grass
25Husky Stadium Seattle, Wash. 72,500 Washington Pac-10 1920 Turf
26Orange Bowl* Miami, Fla. 72,319 Miami-FL ACC1935 Grass
27Spartan Stadium East Lansing, Mich. 72,027 Michigan St. Big Ten 1957 Turf
28Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Ark.72,000ArkansasSEC-West1938Grass
29 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, Calif. 70,561 San Diego StMountain West1967Grass
30Kinnick Stadium Iowa City, Iowa 70,397 Iowa Big Ten 1929 Grass
31Citrus Bowl*Orlando, Fla.70,188 Central FloridaMid-American1936Grass
32Rice Stadium Houston, Texas 70,000 Rice WAC 1950 Turf
33Superdome* New Orleans, La. 69,767 Tulane USA 1975 Turf
34Memorial Stadium Champaign, Ill. 69,249 Illinois Big Ten 1923 Turf
35Lincoln Financial Field** Philadelphia, Penn. 68,532 Temple Big East 1971 Turf
36CommonwealthLexington, Ky.67,530KentuckySEC-East1973Grass
37Lane StadiumBlacksburg, Va.65,115Va. TechBig East1965Grass
38LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, Utah 65,000 BYU Mountain West1964 Grass
39Heinz Field*Pittsburgh, Penn.64,450 PittsburghBig East2001Grass
40HHH Metrodome* Minneapolis, Minn. 64,172 Minnesota Big Ten 1982 Turf
Note: The capacities for several stadiums including the Rose Bowl, Louisiana Superdome and Sun Devil Stadium are often listed differently for other events, such as bowl games, which they host.

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