Biggest House, Best Fans, By the Numbers

Why go to the game when you can livestream from your phone, tablet or laptop, or watch it on an array of networks via cable and satellite TV? Easy answer – there’s nothing quite like being in a stadium with thousands (sometimes more than 100,000) of other football fans cheering for their team, donning their school colors, and ultimately experiencing the feeling of victory or defeat; LIVE. So, who has the biggest college football stadiums and who has the most faithful fans to fill them on a regular basis?¬†Interestingly enough, the Top 15 largest stadiums are all college facilities – the largest professional NFL stadium ranks #16 in size.

Michigan Wolverines - Largest stadium in America
The Big House – Largest stadium in America

TOP 15 Houses:

  1. Michigan Wolverines – Michigan Stadium (The Big House), 107,601 – Big 10
  2. Penn State Nittany Lions – Beaver Stadium, 107,282 – Big 10
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes – Ohio Stadium (The Horseshoe), 104,944 – Big 10
  4. Texas A&M Aggies – Kyle Field (Home of the 12th Man), 102,512 – SEC
  5. Tennessee Volunteers – Neyland Stadium, 102,455 – SEC
  6. LSU Tigers – Tiger Stadium (Death Valley), 102,321 – SEC
  7. Alabama Crimson Tide – Bryant-Denny Stadium, 101,821 – SEC
  8. Texas Longhorns – Texas Memorial Stadium, 100,119 – Big 12
  9. USC Trojans – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 93,607 – PAC 12
  10. Georgia Bulldogs – Sanford Stadium (Between the Hedges), 92,746 – SEC
  11. UCLA Bruins – Rose Bowl, 92,542 – PAC 12
  12. Nebraska Cornhuskers – Memorial Stadium (Sea of Red), 92,000 – Big 10
  13. Florida Gators – Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp), 88,548 – SEC
  14. Auburn Tigers – Jordan-Hare Stadium, 87,451 – SEC
  15. Florida State Seminoles – Doak Campbell Stadium, 82,300 – ACC

Who packs their house the most out of all NCAA football programs in the nation? The SEC. The conference set a new record with over 7,769,362 fans with an average attendance of 77,694 for home games in 2014. The SEC’s totals were 1 million more than the second-to-highest conference, the Big 10. Approximately 6,419,447 showed their support of the Big 10 teams with an average of 66,869 per home match-up. Ohio State led the way in their conference, and as best in the nation, with a total of 744,075 fans attending their games, averaging 106,296 per game.

The numbers speak for themselves:

  1. Ohio State, 7 home games, 744,075 – average 106,296
  2. Texas A&M, 6 home games, 630,735 – average 105,123
  3. Michigan, 7 home games, 734,364 – average 104,909
  4. LSU, 7 home games, 712,063 – average 101,723
  5. Penn State, 7 home games, 711,358 – average 101,623
  6. Alabama, 7 home games, 710,736 – average 101,534
  7. Tennessee, 7 home games, 698,276 – average 99,754
  8. Texas, 6 home games, 564,618 – average 94,103
  9. Georgia, 7 home games, 649,222 – average 92,746
  10. Nebraska, 7 home games, 638,744 – average 91,249
  11. Auburn, 7 home games, 612,157 – average 87,451
  12. Florida, 6 home games 515,001 – average 85, 834
  13. Oklahoma, 6 home games, 510,972 – average 85,162
  14. Florida State, 7 home games, 575,478 – average 82,211
  15. Clemson, 7 home games, 572,262 – average 81,752

JOIN THE MASSES AND SHOW YOUR FAN-HOOD!

 

*Statistics are approximate based on various sources compiled from the 2014 season

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