100 Biggest College Football Stadiums in the Country Ranked

Renovations and improvements at the biggest college football stadiums have allowed for crowds of 100,000+ to become a regular occurrence. As of 2021, eight schools have home stadiums that can hold over 100,000 people. 

It’s crazy to think that in 1869, just 100 spectators came together for the first college game ever played.

147 years later, an NCAA-record crowd of 156,990 fans packed into the Bristol Motor Speedway for the Tennessee-Virginia Tech game on Sept. 10, 2016.

Below is a list of the top 100 biggest stadiums for college football in 2021. We’ll do the top 50 run-down first, who do you think is #1?

50. Sun Devil Stadium

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Arizona State
Pac 12
56,232
1958

49. Carter Finley Stadium

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NC State
ACC
57,583
1966

48. Vaught Hemingway Stadium

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Mississippi
SEC
58,580
1915

47. Mountaineer Field

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West Virginia
Big 12
60,000
1980

46. Boone Pickens Stadium

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Oklahoma State
Big 12
60,218
1920

45. Memorial Stadium

Illinois
Big Ten
60,670
1923

44. Jones AT&T Stadium

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Texas Tech
Big 12
60,862
1947

43. Jack Trice Stadium

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Iowa State
Big 12
61,000
1975

42. Kroger Field

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Kentucky
SEC
61,000
1973

41. Scott Stadium

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Virginia
ACC
61,500
1931

40. Liberty Bowl

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Memphis
AAC
62,380
1965

39. Ross Ade Stadium

Purdue
Big Ten
62,500
1924

38. Memorial Stadium

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California
Pac 12
62,717
1923

37. Kenan Stadium

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North Carolina
ACC
62,980
1927

36. LaVell Edwards Stadium

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BYU
Independent
63,725
1965

35. Davis Wade Stadium

Mississippi State
SEC
64,038
1914

34. Alamodome

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UTSA
CUSA
65,000
1993

33. Hard Rock Stadium

Miami
ACC
65,236
1987

32. Heinz Field

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Pittsburgh
ACC
65,500
2001

31. Raymond James Stadium

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South Florida
AAC
65,857
1998

30. Lane Stadium

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Virginia Tech
ACC
66,233
1965

29. Lincoln Financial Field

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Temple
AAC
68,532
2003

28. Gillette Stadium

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Umass
MAC
68,756
2002

27. Husky Stadium

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Washington
Pac 12
70,138
1920

26. Qualcomm Stadium

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San Diego State
Mountain West
70,561
1967

25. Kinnick Stadium

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Iowa
Big Ten
70,585
1929

24. Faurot Field

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Missouri
SEC
71,004
1927

23. Legion Field

UAB
CUSA
71,594
1927

22. Razorback Stadium

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Arkansas
SEC
72,000
1938

21. Spartan Stadium

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Michigan State
Big Ten
75,005
1923

20. Notre Dame Stadium

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Notre Dame
Independent
77,622
1930

19. Williams Brice Stadium

South Carolina
SEC
80,250
1934

18. Camp Randall Stadium

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Wisconsin
Big Ten
80,321
1917

17. Memorial Stadium

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Clemson
ACC
81,500
1942

16. Doak Campbell Stadium

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Florida State
ACC
82,300
1950

15. Memorial Stadium

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Oklahoma
Big 12
84,000
1925

14. Jordan Hare Stadium

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Auburn
SEC
87,451
1939

13. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

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Florida
SEC
88,548
1930

12. Rose Bowl

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UCLA
Pac 12
89,702
1921

11. Memorial Stadium

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Nebraska
Big Ten
92,000
1923

10. Sanford Stadium

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Georgia
SEC
92,746
1929

9. Los Angeles Coliseum

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USC
Pac 12
93,607
1923

8. Royal Memorial Stadium

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Texas
Big 12
100,119
1924

7. Tiger Stadium

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LSU
SEC
100,500
1924

6. Bryant Denny Stadium

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Alabama
SEC
101,821
1929

5. Neyland Stadium

Tennessee
SEC
102,521
1921

4. Kyle Field

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Texas A&M
SEC
102,733
1904

3. Ohio Stadium

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Ohio State
Big Ten
104,944
1922

2. Beaver Stadium

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Penn State
Big Ten
106,572
1960

1. Michigan Stadium

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Michigan
Big Ten
107,601
1927

Well, that’s our rundown of the top 50 biggest college football stadiums. Below is a list of the next 50 in the list to round out the top 100…

StadiumSchoolConferenceCapacityOpened
Arizona StadiumArizonaPac 1256,0371928
Bobby Dodd StadiumGeorgia TechACC55,0001913
Papa John’s Cardinal StadiumLouisvilleACC55,0001998
Maryland StadiumMarylandBig Ten54,0001950
Autzen StadiumOregonPac 1254,0001967
Folsom FieldColoradoPac 1253,7501924
Memorial StadiumIndianaBig Ten52,9591960
High Point Solutions StadiumRutgersBig Ten52,4541994
Falcon StadiumAir ForceMountain West52,2371962
Sun Bowl StadiumUTEPCUSA51,5001963
TCF Bank StadiumMinnesotaBig Ten50,8052009
Memorial StadiumKansasBig 1250,0711921
Dowdy Ficklen StadiumEast CarolinaAAC50,0001963
Bill Snyder Football StadiumKansas StateBig 1250,0001968
Aloha StadiumHawaiiMountain West50,0001975
Stanford StadiumStanfordPac 1250,0001921
Carrier DomeSyracuseACC49,2501980
Ryan FieldNorthwesternBig Ten47,1301926
Rice StadiumRiceCUSA47,0001950
Reser StadiumOregon StatePac 1245,6741953
Bright House Networks StadiumCentral FloridaAAC45,3232007
McLane StadiumBaylorBig 1245,1402014
Rice Eccles StadiumUtahPac 1245,0171998
Amon Carter StadiumTCUBig 1245,0001929
Alumni StadiumBoston CollegeACC44,5001957
Colorado State StadiumColorado StateMountain West41,2002017
Bulldog StadiumFresno StateMountain West41,0311980
Ladd Peebles StadiumSouth AlabamaSun Belt40,6461948
Vanderbilt StadiumVanderbiltSEC40,5501922
Wallace Wade StadiumDukeACC40,0041929
Nippert StadiumCincinnatiAAC40,0001916
Rentschler FieldConnecticutAAC40,0002003
TDECU StadiumHoustonAAC40,0002014
Dreamstyle StadiumNew MexicoMountain West39,2241960
Joan Edwards StadiumMarshallCUSA38,0191991
Michie StadiumArmyIndependent38,0001924
Albertsons StadiumBoise StateMountain West37,0001970
Sam Boyd StadiumUNLVMountain West36,8001971
Roberts StadiumSouthern MissCUSA36,0001932
Skelly FieldTulsaAAC35,5421930
Martin StadiumWashington StatePac 1235,1171972
Memorial StadiumNavyAAC34,0001959
Gerald Ford StadiumSMUAAC32,0002000
BB&T FieldWake ForestACC31,5001968
Floyd StadiumMiddle TennesseeCUSA31,0001933
Cajun FieldLouisiana-LafayetteSun Belt31,0001971
Centennial Bank StadiumArkansas StateSun Belt30,9642002
Apogee StadiumNorth TexasCUSA30,8502011
Joe Aillet StadiumLouisiana TechCUSA30,6001968
CEFCU StadiumSan Jose StateMountain West30,4561933