Biggest College Football Stadiums by Capacity in 2019 Season

By David Hayes
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It's no secret that most of college football's blue-blood programs go hand in hand with some of the sport's most iconic stadiums and traditions across the country.

The Big Ten and SEC reign supreme when it comes to doing things bigger, but here's a look at the 10 biggest college football stadiums by capacity and how they compare to one another from record attendance to nicknames.

*All seating capacities and record attendances updated on Sept. 17, 2019.

Biggest College Football Stadiums by Seating Capacity

1. Michigan Stadium (Michigan Wolverines)

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Capacity: 107,601
Opened: 1927
Nickname: "The Big House"
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Conference Affiliation: Big Ten
Record Attendance: 115,109 (Sept. 7, 2013: Notre Dame 30 | Michigan 41)

2. Beaver Stadium (Penn State Nittany Lions)

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Capacity: 106,572
Opened: 1960
Nickname: "Happy Valley"
Location: University Park, Pennsylvania
Conference Affiliation: Big Ten
Record Attendance: 110,889 (Sept. 29, 2018: Ohio State 27 | Penn State 26)

3. Tiger Stadium (LSU Tigers)

Capacity: 102,321
Opened: 1924
Nickname: "Death Valley"
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Conference Affiliation: SEC
Record Attendance: 102,321 (Record set 10 times, most recently occurring Nov. 3, 2018: Alabama 29 | LSU 0)

4. Kyle Field (Texas A&M Aggies)

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Capacity: 102,733
Opened: 1927
Nickname: "Home of the 12th Man"
Location: College Station, Texas
Conference Affiliation: SEC
Record Attendance: 110,633 (Oct. 11, 2014: Ole Miss 35 | Texas A&M 20)

5. Neyland Stadium (Tennessee Volunteers)

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Capacity: 102,455
Opened: 1921
Nickname: N/A
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Conference Affiliation: SEC
Record Attendance: 109,061 (Sept. 18, 2004: Florida 28 | Tennessee 30)

6. Ohio Stadium (Ohio State Buckeyes)

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Capacity: 102,082
Opened: 1922
Nickname: "The Shoe"
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Conference Affiliation: Big Ten
Record Attendance: 110,045 (Nov. 26, 2016: Michigan 26 | Ohio State 30)

7. Bryant–Denny Stadium (Alabama Crimson Tide)

Capacity: 101,821
Opened: 1929
Nickname: N/A
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Conference Affiliation: SEC
Record Attendance: 101,821 (N/A)

8. Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium (Texas Longhorns)

Capacity: 100,119
Opened: 1924
Nickname: "DKR"
Location: Austin, Texas
Conference Affiliation: Big 12
Record Attendance: 103,507 (Sept. 15, 2018: USC 18 | Texas 37)

9. Sanford Stadium (Georgia Bulldogs)

Capacity: 92,746
Opened: 1929
Nickname: "Between the Hedges"
Location: Athens, Georgia
Conference Affiliation: SEC
Record Seating Capacity/Attendance: 93,246 (Sept. 21, 2019: No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 3 Georgia*)

10. Cotton Bowl (Red River Showdown, First Responder Bowl, State Fair Classic)

Capacity: 92,100
Opened: 1930
Nickname: "The House That Doak Built"
Location: Dallas, Texas
Conference Affiliation: Big 12 (Formerly Southwest Conference)
Record Attendance: 96,009 (N/A)

* The Notre Dame-Georgia game scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 has already oversold the stadium's capacity through the 8,000 person visitors ticket agreement Georgia made with Notre Dame. As a result the university is building additional seating to accommodate the extra Notre Dame fans.

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