1. Tiger Stadium, Louisiana State
Number one on the list, the LSU Tigers have the best combination of architecture, atmosphere, and amenities in college football. It’s the three “A’s” of stadium excellence. Instead of putting one giant screen, LSU has three huge video boards across the stadium. When other stadiums boast crazy crowds, LSU somehow has the fans hitting a fever pitch from the opening kickoff to the final seconds. When the sun goes down, there is no experience in sports like a game at Tiger Stadium.
“Death Valley” has been home for the Tigers since 1924, giving it that history some of the more “traditional” programs have. Bear Bryant famously said it was one of the hardest places to play, comparing its atmosphere to being inside a drum. Coaches have outrightly said the fans made it harder to play than in places like Michigan Stadium and Ohio Stadium. The word electric has been used before, but Tiger Stadium is like comparing the power of lightning to what’s happening to your bedside lamp.
Tiger Stadium’s crowd went so crazy for a game in 1988, it registered on the Richter scale. When the Tigers scored the game-winning touchdown against Auburn with less than two minutes left, a seismograph thought an earthquake was happening.
Then, there are the tailgates with that traditional Louisiana cuisine. The food style of New Orleans heads north for the best experience in college football. It’s a cherry on top of the sundae that is the best stadium in college football.