College Football Stadiums

Get ready for an unforgettable football experience at these college stadiums

College football is more of a religion than a pastime in some areas of the country.But even if you're not a devotee who believes college ball is sacred, you can't go wrong taking in a game at one of the best college football stadiums in the U.S. The energy of the crowd and the action on the field will get you pumped up and into the game!

A Rose by Any Other Name

Pasadena's warm January weather and sunny California skies set the stage for the Rose Bowl, one of the most famous college bowl games of the season. If you can't make that game, catch a UCLA Bruins game or take a behind-the-scenes tour at the stadium known as the “Granddaddy of Them All.” You'll get to visit the original 1922 locker rooms and explore recent updates that fit seamlessly into the stadium's classic elliptical architectural style. View hotels near the Rose Bowl.

Battle at the Big House

With room for more than 109,000 cheering fans, it's no wonder Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor is known as "The Big House." Despite its size, the stadium offers prime views of the field with no poles or other obstructions to block your view. Root the Maize and Blue onto victory during the season, or call two weeks ahead to schedule a private tour. Stop by Towsley Museum to see memorabilia from famous Wolverines like Gerald Ford while you're there. View hotels near the University of Michigan.

Party Like a Buckeye

Get swept away in excitement at Ohio State University's famous horseshoe-shaped stadium. It's been considered one of the country's top college football stadiums since it was built in the 1920s to originally house 66,000 fans—a feat that was unheard of at the time. Modern updates keep the “Shoe” at the top of the must-see list. Check out the Columbus stadium at game time when fans clad in red and gray crowd into the 105,000 seats while the band and players take the field with dramatic pageantry. View hotels near the Ohio State University

Christmas in Hawaii

The Hawaii Bowl is as much of a holiday tradition on Christmas Eve as the Rose Bowl is on New Year's. Even though Aloha Stadium seats a mere 50,000 fans, it's still the largest venue on the island of Oahu, and it ranks as one of the top college football stadiums to watch a game. Check out the stadium on a Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday if you're traveling in the off-season, and pick up souvenirs at the Aloha Swap Meet, the largest open-air marketplace in Hawaii. View hotels in Hawaii

Go Big Blue!

With the addition of artificial turf to many college football stadiums across the U.S., who says grass has to be green? The bright blue "Smurf turf" is just one of the distinctive features of Albertsons Stadium. Located in Boise, Idaho, the four-story glass Stueckle Sky Center towers over the grandstands, housing club seats and lodge boxes that offer views to the city and Boise River. You can also catch the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at the stadium each December. View hotels near Boise State University

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