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10 Largest capacity stadiums in college football in 2014 (Photos)

10 Largest capacity stadiums in college football in 2014 - The Big House (Michigan Stadium)
10 Largest capacity stadiums in college football in 2014 - The Big House (Michigan Stadium)Photo by 1000Faces - Public Domain

The following is a list of the 10 largest stadiums by capacity in college football in 2014. Not only are these stadiums the largest in college, they are all the largest stadiums in the United States and some of the largest stadiums in the world.

10 Largest capacity stadiums in college football in 2014 - Michigan Stadium the Big House
10 Largest capacity stadiums in college football in 2014 - Michigan Stadium the Big HousePhoto by Danny Moloshok/Getty Images

The average capacity for the 10 college football stadiums on this list is 101,690. That dwarfs any stadium in the NFL (seating not standing capacity), including MetLife Stadium which is the largest stadium in the NFL (82,000).

I've been a football fan since the 1970s, but have yet to visit any of the stadiums on this list. I was, however, at the Rose Bowl in 1987 for Super Bowl XXI along with 101,063 people to watch my favorite NFL team, the New York Giants beat the Denver Broncos, 39-20.

So I know what it's like to be in a stadium with over 100,000 other fans. The Rose Bowl just misses making this list because its official seating capacity for UCLA Bruins games is 92,542. I've been to a few UCLA games at the Rose Bowl over the years and it was never close to capacity.

As far as conferences go, the list is dominated by the SEC and the Big Ten. The SEC has five of the 10 stadiums on the list, while the Big Ten has three, and the Pac 12 and Big 12 have one each.

Even though the SEC has half the stadiums on the list, I'd say the Big Ten is pretty much equal to the SEC because the Big Ten has the top three largest stadiums in college football.

I've also created a slideshow with a photo of each stadium on the list so you can see what each stadium looks like.

10 Largest capacity stadiums in college football in 2014

1. Michigan Stadium - 109,901

Michigan Stadium, known as "The Big House", is the largest stadium in college football in 2014 with an official seating capacity of 109,901. Michigan Stadium is the home field of the Michigan Wolverines, and the stadium is located on the campus of the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

In addition to being the largest stadium in college football, Michigan Stadium is also the largest stadium in the United States, and the third largest capacity stadium in the world. I've never been to the Big House, but it's always a pretty impressive sight on TV.

2. Beaver Stadium - 106,572

Beaver Stadium, the home of the Penn State Nittany Lions, is the second largest stadium in college football in 2014 with a seating capacity of 106,572. Located on the Penn State campus in State College, Pennsylvania, Beaver Stadium is also the second largest stadium in the country, and the fourth largest stadium in the world.

3. Ohio Stadium - 104,944

With an official seating capacity of 104,944, Ohio Stadium, the home of the Ohio State Buckeyes, is the third largest stadium in college football in 2014. Also known as the Horseshoe or the Shoe, Ohio Stadium, located on the Ohio State campus in Columbus, Ohio, is the third largest stadium in the United States and sixth largest stadium in the world.

4. Kyle Field - 102,512

Kyle Field, the home of the Texas A&M Aggies in College Station, Texas, is the fourth largest stadium in college football this year. Kyle Field is a newcomer on this list, as the stadium underwent an expansion which raised its capacity from 82,589 to 102,512 in 2014.

Too bad Johnny Football is already gone to the NFL. Kyle Field is now the largest stadium in the SEC.

5. Neyland Stadium - 102,455

Located on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville, Tennessee, Neyland Stadium is the fifth largest stadium in college football in 2014 with a capacity of 102,455. One of my best friends grew up in Knoxville, and he always tells me what a wild place Neyland Stadium was with over 100,000 people in it when he would go to games as a kid.

6. Tiger Stadium - 102,321

Tiger Stadium, the home of the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the sixth largest stadium in college football in 2014 with a capacity of 102,321. Nicknamed Death Valley, Tiger Stadium is the third largest stadium in the SEC in 2014.

7. Bryant-Denny Stadium - 101,821

Bryant-Denny Stadium, the home of the Alabama Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is the seventh largest stadium with a seating capacity of 101,821 in 2014. It's the fourth largest stadium in the SEC, and the tenth largest stadium in the world.

8. Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium - 100,019

Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium, the home of the Texas Longhorns in Austin, Texas, is the eighth largest stadium in college football in 2014 with a seating capacity of 100,019. It's also the largest stadium in the Big 12, and the 12th largest stadium in the world.

9. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - 93,607

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the home of the USC Trojans in Los Angeles, California, is the ninth largest stadium in college football with a seating capacity of 93,607 in 2014. The LA Memorial Coliseum is the largest stadium in the Pac 12.

10. Sanford Stadium - 92,746

Sanford Stadium, the home of the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens, Georgia, rounds out the list of the ten largest stadiums in college football in 2014. Sanford Stadium is the fifth largest stadium in the SEC this season.