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The 40 Largest I-A Stadiums - Football

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
1 Michigan Stadium Ann Arbor, Mich. 107,501 Michigan Big Ten 1927 Grass
2 Beaver Stadium University Park, Penn. 107,282 Penn St. Big Ten 1960 Grass
3 Neyland Stadium Knoxville, Tenn. 104,079 Tennessee SEC-East 1921 Grass
4 Ohio Stadium Columbus, Ohio 101,568 Ohio St. Big Ten 1922 Grass
5 Rose Bowl* Pasadena, Calif. 98,636 UCLA Pac-10 1922 Grass
6 Sanford Stadium Athens, Ga. 92,020 Georgia SEC-East 1929 Grass
7 LA Memorial Coliseum* Los Angeles, Calif. 92,000 USC Pac-10 1923 Grass
8 Tiger Stadium Baton Rouge, La. 91,644 LSU SEC-West 1924 Grass
9 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field Gainesville, Fla. 88,548 Florida SEC-East 1929 Grass
10 Jordan-Hare Stadium Auburn, Ala. 86,063 Auburn SEC-West 1939 Grass
11 Stanford Stadium Stanford, Calif. 85,500 Stanford Pac-10 1921 Grass
12 Bryant-Denny Stadium Tuscaloosa, Ala. 83,818 Alabama SEC-West 1929 Grass
13 Legion Field* Birmingham, Ala. 83,091 Alabama/UAB USA 1927 Grass
14 Kyle Field College Station, Texas 82,600 Texas A&M Big 12-South 1925 Grass
15 Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Norman, Okla. 82,112 Oklahoma Big 12-South 1924 Grass
16 Doak Campbell Stadium Tallahasse, Fla. 82,000 Florida St. ACC 1950 Grass
17 Memorial Stadium Clemson, S.C. 81,474 Clemson ACC 1942 Grass
18 Camp Randall Stadium Madison, Wis. 81,318 Wisconsin Big Ten 1917 Turf
19 Notre Dame Stadium Notre Dame, Ind. 80,795 Notre Dame Independent 1930 Grass
20 Williams-Brice Stadium Columbia, S.C. 80,250 South Carolina SEC-East 1934 Grass
21 Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Austin, Texas 80,082 Texas Big 12-South 1924 Grass
22 Memorial Stadium Lincoln, Neb. 73,918 Nebraska Big 12-North 1923 Turf
23 Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, Ariz. 73,379 Arizona St. Pac-10 1959 Grass
24 Memorial Stadium Berkeley, Calif. 73,347 California Pac-10 1923 Grass
25 Husky Stadium Seattle, Wash. 72,500 Washington Pac-10 1920 Turf
26 Orange Bowl* Miami, Fla. 72,319 Miami-FL ACC 1935 Grass
27 Spartan Stadium East Lansing, Mich. 72,027 Michigan St. Big Ten 1957 Turf
28 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium Fayetteville, Ark. 72,000 Arkansas SEC-West 1938 Grass
29 Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, Calif. 70,561 San Diego St Mountain West 1967 Grass
30 Kinnick Stadium Iowa City, Iowa 70,397 Iowa Big Ten 1929 Grass
31 Citrus Bowl* Orlando, Fla. 70,188 Central Florida Mid-American 1936 Grass
32 Rice Stadium Houston, Texas 70,000 Rice WAC 1950 Turf
33 Superdome* New Orleans, La. 69,767 Tulane USA 1975 Turf
34 Memorial Stadium Champaign, Ill. 69,249 Illinois Big Ten 1923 Turf
35 Lincoln Financial Field** Philadelphia, Penn. 68,532 Temple Big East 1971 Turf
36 Commonwealth Lexington, Ky. 67,530 Kentucky SEC-East 1973 Grass
37 Lane Stadium Blacksburg, Va. 65,115 Va. Tech Big East 1965 Grass
38 LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, Utah 65,000 BYU Mountain West 1964 Grass
39 Heinz Field* Pittsburgh, Penn. 64,450 Pittsburgh Big East 2001 Grass
40 HHH 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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